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The most important word in Finnish

The most important word in Finnish

Jeremy showed me this video (, which is a comedy bit about the most important/common word in Finnish (only watch until 3:40). There is also this, about the same word:

Do we have such a versatile word in English? Maybe something like 'so'?

I read somewhere years ago that 'dude' might be the closest thing there is to an all-purpose word in English. Depending on intonation, it can mean anything from "awesome!" to "what. have. you. done??"

No niin really is useful in Finnish, though.

February 10th, outsourced

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