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 = earwax


Omid H. 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".)