Tuesday, April 22, 2014


Vaikka is one of those words with two meanings that have nothing to do with each other.

Although, even though:

  • Sinä tulit, vaikka satoi! - You came although it rained!
  • Miksi sä et soittanut, vaikka mä pyysin? - Why didn't you call even though I asked you to?
  • Mä en osannut vastata yhteenkään kysymykseen, vaikka olin opiskellut koko yön. - I couldn't answer a single question even though I had studied all night.

For example, for instance:

p.s. Vaikku means earwax.


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Nick O. said...

I had no idea about the second sense, tnx

Laura said...

No tämä tuli heti mieleen

Anonymous said...

Third meaning - sure, whatever:
- Syödäänkö pitsaa? (- Shall we eat pizza?)
- Vaikka. (- Sure, whatever.)

This is obviously derived from the second meaning:
- Tehdään vaikka niin. (- Let's do that, "for instance".)