olla omillaan

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Finnish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

olla (to be) + oma (own) > omilla (adessive plural of "oma") + possessive suffix; literally "to be on one's own"

Verb[edit]

olla omillaan

  1. to break even (to neither gain nor lose money)
    Pelattuani koko illan pokeria olin lähes omillani.
    After an entire night playing poker, I nearly broke even.

Conjugation[edit]

  • omillaan is not inflected, but it requires a possessive suffix
  • omillani (1st person sg.)
  • omillasi (2nd person sg.)
  • omillaan, omillansa (3rd person sg.)
  • omillamme (1st person pl.)
  • omillanne (2nd person pl.)
  • omillaan, omillansa (3rd person pl.)
  • omillaan comes before the verb in participle and infinitive forms, and in other forms it comes after the verb, e.g. olen omillani, omillaan oleva
  • the table below shows the conjugation of the verb olla