The instructive case of ne (“they (things and animals)”).
- so, then, in that case
- so, to this or that extent
- like that, in that way, so (in a way that the speaker does not directly show)
- very (to a great extent; especially when used emphatically or when talking about how one feels)
- Tuo on niin kaunis!
- That is so beautiful!
- Niin as an answer often has an additional meaning of "of course". As in the example, the interrogative suffix -ko/kö is usually attached to the point of the question.
- In spoken, colloquial Finnish, it is common for the final n to be silent (i.e. pronounced as nii)
- (coordinating) then; used to introduce the main clause after if clause
- Jos yöllä on selkeää, niin tulee kova pakkanen.
- If it's clear at night, then it'll be heavy frost.
- (~ kuin) as well as
- niin siellä kuin täällä ― in there as well as in here
- When used in conjunction with jos (“if”), niin can often be omitted when no emphasis is desired.
- yes, yeah (especially when asked to confirm something)
- right (either indicating agreement or having no opinion)
- Instructive form of ne.
- Rōmaji transcription of
niin (Syllabics: ᓃᓐ)
- first-person singular pronoun: I, me
- Gegaa gii-pizikawaa anishaa go niin gaa-ikowebinag.:
- She would have been almost run over if it hadn't been for me pushing her out of the way.
Unlike in English, the first person is often expressed in Ojibwe by adding the personal prefix ni- and a corresponding suffix to the verb. The indepedent personal pronoun niin is often use to express emphasis or contrast, or when there is no verb in the sentence.
- The Ojibwe People's Dictionary https://ojibwe.lib.umn.edu/main-entry/niin-pron-per