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Pronunciation

  • Hyphenation: lää·ni
  • Rhymes: ääni

Noun

lääni

  1. The term used for an official regional government unit between the state and the municipalities in Finland. It is usually translated as province into English.
  2. A translation for a similar administrative unit in another country, especially Sweden (län), Norway (fylke) or Russia (oblast).
  3. (colloquial) A land area or a house in private ownership, especially if it is large.
    • Kuinka paljon lääniä sinulla on täällä?
      • How much space do you have here?

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Usage notes

  • Lääni is not synonymous with maakunta.

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