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niin

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Finnish

Etymology

The instructive plural of se (it).

Pronunciation

  • IPA: [ˈniːn]
  • Rhymes: -iːn
  • Hyphenation: niin

Adverb

niin

  1. so, then, in that case.
  2. An affirmative answer to a question or comment: yes, yeah.
    Eilenkö sinä maksoit laskun? Niin.
    "Did you pay the bill yesterday?" "Yes."

Usage notes

  • Niin as an answer often has an additional meaning of "of course". As in the example, the interrogative suffix -ko/kö is usually attached to the point of the question.

Conjunction

niin

  1. (coordinating) Used to introduce the main clause after if clause: then.
    Jos yöllä on selkeää, niin tulee kova pakkanen.
    "If it's clear at night, then it'll be heavy frost."

Usage notes

  • When used in conjunction with jos (if), niin can often be omitted when no emphasis is desired.

Pronoun

niin

  1. Instructive plural form of ne.

Japanese

Noun

niin (hiragana にいん)

  1. 二院: the two houses of legislature

Ojibwe

Pronoun

niin (Syllabics: ᓃᓐ)

  1. I

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