ympäri

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See also: ympäri-

Finnish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Germanic *umbi

Pronunciation[edit]

  • Hyphenation: 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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