ympäri

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See also: ympäri-

Finnish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Finnic *ümpärik (compare Estonian ümber, Ingrian ympäär, Karelian ümbari, Veps ümbri, Votic ümpär), equivalent to lative ympär +‎ -i, the root being a front-vowel variant of *umpi, which is borrowed from Proto-Germanic *umbi.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈympæri/, [ˈympæri]
  • Rhymes: -ympæri
  • Syllabification: ym‧pä‧ri

Adverb[edit]

ympäri

  1. around
    Käännä autosi ympäri!
    Turn your car around!
  2. over, upside down

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Postposition[edit]

(genitive + ) ympäri

  1. around, on the perimeter
    Kellon ympäri.
    Around the clock.
    Maa pyörähtää akselinsa ympäri kerran vuorokaudessa.
    The Earth spins around its axis once every 24 hours.

Usage notes[edit]

  • also partitive may be used, especially of an activity that has no clear time limit:
    Kävelin talon ympäri.
    I walked around the house (once).
    Kävelin taloa ympäri, enkä nähnyt sisällä ketään..
    I walked around the house (for an undefined number of times) and could not see anyone inside.

Preposition[edit]

ympäri (+ partitive)

  1. all over
    Olet jättänyt likapyykkiäsi ympäri taloa.
    You've left your dirty laundry all over the house.

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