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Pärjääkö niitä (?)

Discussion in 'Suomi (Finnish)' started by Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Oct 25, 2013.

  1. Extra Virgin Olive Oil Senior Member

    Pariisi
    kiina
    I was visiting a restaurant the other day and was ordering some food. The waiter then said "Pärjääkö niitä" (as I understood it).

    I guess that this was the way to ask if that's enough, but have I heard it correctly?
     
  2. Spongiformi Senior Member

    Finnish
    Probably: "Pärjääkö niillä?"

    You guessed the meaning exactly right. In this context "pärjätä" would mean "manage", that is, a less severe condition compared to "selviytyä" / "survive".
     
  3. Gavril Senior Member

    English, USA
    pärjää seems to be in the 3rd person here -- is this a "nollapersoona" construction?
     
  4. Spongiformi Senior Member

    Finnish
    Yeah.

    Pärjääkö [ihminen] niillä?
     

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