Finnish is popular here :)

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grhest
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Finnish is popular here :)

Postby grhest » 2004-10-19, 13:07

Hello,

I'm new to this forum and I just found it today after receiving a rather touching e-mail from a Finnish friend, who concluded her message with a sentence in her native language.

I have tried to figure that sentence out by looking at a few online dictionaries, but when it turned out that "tappaa" meant "kill," it seemed a good idea to turn to actual speakers of the language.

So, could somebody please translate the following into English?

- Kaikki mika ei vahvista, tappaa.

Thank you for your help.

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Re: Finnish is popular here :)

Postby Varislintu not logged » 2004-10-19, 14:50

grhest wrote:
So, could somebody please translate the following into English?

- Kaikki mika ei vahvista, tappaa.

Thank you for your help.


Don't worry, she's not trying to kill you :roll: .

The sentence means "Everything that doesn't make you stronger, kills you."

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Postby Liisi » 2004-10-19, 15:26

Kaikki mikä ei tapa, vahvistaa. = Everything that doesn't kill you, makes you stronger. Now this proverb makes sense :lol:. But your friend was probably joking, if she wrote it the other way around :).


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