Monday, November 9, 2015


Just like laatikko, kappale is a word with many meanings. You can check it out from Kielitoimiston sanakirja, but I'd say that these are the most common meanings:

A piece of music

A part of a text

  • Missä kappaleessa me ollaan? - In which paragraph are we?
  • Voitko lukea ensimmäisen kappaleen? - Can you read the first paragraph, please?

An object,  a copy of something

  • Tämä on ylimääräinen kappale. - This is an extra piece.
  • Kuinka monta kappaletta sinä tarvitset? - How many do you need?


Tommy Quist said...

As found on price tags in stores everywhere, typically abbreviated "kpl"

Olli Väisälä said...

Myös musiikissa / also in music kappale = piece.