silloin kun

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silloin (then, at that time) + kun (when)


silloin kun

  1. when
    Silloin, kun olin lapsi, televisiota ei vielä oltu keksitty.
    When I was a child, television had not been invented yet.

Usage notes[edit]

The term silloin kun may be used in lieu of kun (when) if the speaker wants to stress that he/she is referring to the temporal aspect of the conjunction kun. The word silloin does not convey additional meaning and may be omitted.