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(index oi)


From oikea (right).


  • IPA(key): /ˈoi̯kei̯n/, [ˈo̞i̯ke̞i̯n]
  • Rhymes: -oikein
  • Syllabification: oi‧kein


oikein (comparative oikeammin, superlative oikeimmin)

  1. correctly (in a correct manner)
    Hän vastasi oikein.
    She answered correctly.
    Anne vastasi oikeammin kuin kukaan muu.
    Anne answered more correctly than anyone else.
    Anne vastasi oikeimmin.
    Anne answered most correctly.
  2. rightly (in a morally correct/upright way)
    Hän teki oikein antaessaan rahat hyväntekeväisyyteen.
    She did the right thing giving the money to charity.
  3. (of a view, opinion) Only used in olla oikea (to be correct, correspond to the reality)
    Hänen vastauksensa oli oikein.
    Her answer was correct.
    Tämä lause on oikein.
    This sentence is correct.
  4. very, really
    Hän on oikein hyvä.
    He is really good.
  5. properly

Usage notes[edit]

  • The superlatives oikein and väärin are rarely appropriate, because right and wrong are often understood as absolutes, and because of the homonymy with much more frequently used adverbs. People tend to circumvent them by saying eniten väärä, lähinnä oikeaa and eniten oikea, choosing another adjective if available (e.g. kiero, oikeanpuoleinen, oikeellinen) or using kaikista as determiner.



  • (right: correspondingly to the reality; in the morally right way): väärin
  • (being correct, corresponding to the reality): väärin

Derived terms[edit]



  1. Instructive plural form of oikea.
  2. superlative degree of oikea