Thursday, June 17, 2021

Talking about sticks in Finnish

So many Finnish words for different sticks! Do you know these ones?

  1. keppi
  2. oksa
  3. patukka
  4. puikko
  5. pötkö
  6. risu
  7. tikku

Here are the translations: 

  1. keppi = a stick 
  2. oksa = a stick, a tree branch 
  3. patukka = a stick, a bar
  4. puikko = a stick, can be used for many different purposes.
  5. pötkö = a stick, often made of some kind of paste
  6. risu = a dry twig 
  7. tikku = a spliter, a sliver, a stick 

How about these compound words?

  1. huulipuna
  2. huulirasva
  3. jäätelöpuikko
  4. kalapuikko
  5. keppihevonen
  6. lakupötkö or lakupatukka
  7. makkaratikku
  8. neulepuikko
  9. suklaapatukka
  10. syömäpuikko
  11. tahtipuikko
  12. tulitikku
  13. peräpuikko

Here are the translations:

  1. huulipuna, lip red = lipstick
  2. huulirasva, lip fat/grease = chapstick, lip balm
  3. jäätelöpuikko = ice cream stick  
  4. kalapuikko = a fish stick
  5. keppihevonen, a stick horse = a hobbyhorse 
  6. lakupötkö or lakupatukka = a liquorice bar
  7. makkaratikku, a sausage stick  = a stick for roasting sausages
  8. neulepuikko = a knitting needle
  9. suklaapatukka = a chocolate bar
  10. syömäpuikko, eating stick = a chopstick
  11. tahtipuikko, a rhythm/pace /bar stick = a baton
  12. tulitikku, a fire stick = a match
  13. peräpuikko, a behind stick = a suppository

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