Thursday, August 15, 2013

kun - milloin - koska

I've noticed that many learners get a bit confused with kun and milloin. Hopefully this post is helpful.

Kun is  the conjunction when.


Milloin
is the question word when.

  • Milloin sä menet Tampereelle? - When are you going to Tampere?

Its synonym is koska.

  • Koska te tulette takaisin? - When will you (plural) come back?

Kind of confusingly, koska also means because.

  • Soitin sinulle, koska haluaisin jutella yhdestä tärkeästä asiasta. - I called you, because I would like to talk about an important thing. 

(Oh, kun can also mean than. It is the spoken language version of kuin.


4 comments:

  1. What I find annoying is the habit to abbreviate "kun" to "ku", which wouldn't be so bad if "kuin" was not then double abbreviated to also become "ku", which I've heard done.

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    1. "Kuin"
      Are you sure it's doubly abbreviated?

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  2. Mulla on ajatus, mikset sä tehdää myös podcasti tästä postista? Minusta kieli opi on oppinut helpompi kun kuntelen siihen :)

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    1. Joo, olen mä vähän suunnitellut sitäkin.:)

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