Monday, September 3, 2018

Finnish words with a double L in the middle

How many Finnish words do you know which have double L in the middle, like in pallo, a ball? I hope that you like my list! All these words start with a consonant, then there's a vowel, two l's, and another vowel.
  1. halla
  2. halli
  3. helle
  4. hellä
  5. hillo
  6. hullu
  7. hylly
  8. höllä 
  9. jallu
  10. jolla
  11. kallo
  12. kello
  13. kolli
  14. kulli
  15. lälly
  16. löllö
  17. malli
  18. milli
  19. molli
  20. mulli
  21. mylly
  22. nalle
  23. nolla
  24. palli
  25. pallo
  26. pelle
  27. pilli
  28. pillu
  29. pulla
  30. pullo
  31. pylly
  32. pölli
  33. pöllö
  34. ralli
  35. rulla
  36. sello
  37. silli
  38. sälli
  39. talla
  40. talli
  41. tilli
  42. tulli
  43. tollo
  44. tylli
  45. tälli
  46. tölli
  47. töllö
  48. valli
  49. villa
  50. villi

Here are some other lists on this blog:


Here are the translations: 

  1. halla - frost
  2. halli - a grey seal
  3. helle - a hot weather
  4. hellä - tender, sensitive
  5. hillo - jam
  6. hullu - crazy
  7. hylly - a shelf
  8. höllä - loose
  9. jallu - a colloquial word for jaloviina, cut brandy
  10. jolla - a small sailboat
  11. kallo - a skull
  12. kello - a clock, a watch
  13. kolli - a tomcat, a male cat
  14. kulli - a cock, a vulgar expression for a penis.
  15. lälly - wimpy, lame, soft
  16. löllö - wobbly, soft
  17. malli - a model
  18. milli - a colloquial word for a million or a millimeter
  19. molli - a minor (in music)
  20. mulli - a bull calf
  21. mylly - a mill
  22. nalle - a teddy bear, a stuffed animal
  23. nolla - zero
  24. palli - a stool, a vulgar expression for a testicle
  25. pallo - a ball
  26. pelle - a clown
  27. pilli - a straw
  28. pillu - a pussy, a vulgar expression for a vagina
  29. pulla - well, you know, pulla. 
  30. pullo - a bottle
  31. pylly - a butt
  32. pölli - a piece of wood that you burn
  33. pöllö - an owl
  34. ralli - a rally, a race
  35. rulla - a roll
  36. sello - a cello
  37. silli - a herring
  38. sälli - a dude
  39. talla - a bridge, in a musical instrument, for example the small wooden part in a violin
  40. talli - stables, a stall, a team in motor sports
  41. tilli - dill
  42. tulli - customs
  43. tollo - a dummy, a paper ball
  44. tylli - tulle, the fabric used in ballet tutus
  45. tälli - a colloquial word for a punch
  46. tölli - a small hut
  47. töllö - a colloquial word for TV
  48. valli - an embankment, a wall
  49. villa - wool
  50. villi - wild
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My name is Hanna Männikkölahti, and I am a native Finn who gives private lessons via Skype and simplifies books into easy Finnish. Please leave a comment, if you have something to ask about Finnish or novels in easy Finnish.

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