Wednesday, December 2, 2020

Finnish words ending with 'mus' or 'mys'

Here's a post about Finnish nouns that end with mus or mys. They behave like the other nouns ending with us or us (the kokous type), so you might want to check out my post about the s-words, too.

How many of these do you already know?
 
  1. aikomus
  2. elämys
  3. hakemus
  4. ilkimys
  5. katumus
  6. kertomus
  7. kokemus
  8. kysymys
  9. olemus
  10. pettymys
  11. uupumus
  12. väsymys

Translations after this Canva design: 



  1. aikoa > aikomus - to intend > an intention
  2. elää > elämys - to live > an experience (as in upea, unohtumaton elämys)
  3. hakea > hakemus - to apply > an application
  4. ilkeä > ilkimys - mean > a meanie
  5. katua > katumus - to regret > regret, remorse 
  6. kertoa > kertomus - to tell > a story
  7. kokea > kokemus - to experience > an experience (as in työkokemus and uusi kokemus)
  8. kysyä > kysymys - to ask > a question
  9. olla > olemus - to be > an essence, being
  10. pettyä > pettymys - to be disappointed > a disappointment
  11. uupua > uupumus - to get exhausted > exhaustion
  12. väsyä > väsymys - to become tired > tiredness


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