Tuesday, December 4, 2012

How to use the Finnish words 'viime', 'edellinen' and 'viimeinen'

Viime means last.

Edellinen is previous.

  • Milloin kävit edellisen kerran suihkussa? - When was the previous time that you took a shower?
  • Palvelu oli parempaa edellisellä kerralla. - The customer service was better during the previous time. 

Viimeinen is the ultimately last, the final, after which there's NOTHING.

  • Oliko tämä viimeinen esitys? - Was this the last show?
  • Kuka söi viimeisen piparin? - Who ate the last gingerbread cookie?
  • Tulen viimeisellä junalla. - I'll take the last train. (of the day)
  • Viimeisenä mutta ei vähäisimpänä - Last but not least
  • Oli kyllä viimeinen kerta kun lähdin sun kanssa mihinkään! - This was the last time that I went anywhere with you!

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1 comment:

Anonymous said...

There's also "viimeisin" = "the latest".