reilu

Discussion in 'Suomi (Finnish)' started by Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Jan 21, 2013.

  1. Extra Virgin Olive Oil Senior Member

    Pariisi
    kiina
    Kuulin tv-ohjelmistossa:

    ...23-vuotias N.N. ja reilut kaksi vuotta nuorempi N.N. sanovat tahdon noin 60 vieraan läsnä ollessa.

    Mitä tarkoittaa reilu tässä tapauksessa? Sanakirjassa ei näytä oikea käännös: straightforward, fair, decent, honest, generous.
     
  2. Hakro

    Hakro Senior Member

    Helsinki, Finland
    Finnish - Finland
    During last few years the word reilu has been used for "over, more than".

    (In my ears it sounds simply stupid.)
     
  3. MaijaPoppanen Senior Member

    Finnish
    I'm originally from eastern Finland, and at least there reilu has been used for "over, more than" for decades so it isn't new phenomenon.
    Stupid or not, it is accepted by Kielitoimisto, so there isn't anything wrong in that kind of usage of the word reilu.
     
  4. Hakro

    Hakro Senior Member

    Helsinki, Finland
    Finnish - Finland
    I think that for example the sentence "Ryöstön teki reilu 50-vuotias mies" sounds quite stupid. Does it sound correct to you, Maija?

    This kind of expressions you can read and hear every day. Instead, yli, enemmän kuin, runsas, etc. have practically disappeared.
     
  5. MaijaPoppanen Senior Member

    Finnish
    It sounds stupid, but it's still correct.

    (Kai se ryöstäjä jakoi osan saaliistaan kavereilleen, kun se oli niin reilu.)
     
  6. Hakro

    Hakro Senior Member

    Helsinki, Finland
    Finnish - Finland
    In my opinion any expression that gives a wrong impression is incorrect, accepted or not.

    Besides, Kielitoimisto has accepted also grammatically incorrect expressions ("montaa").
     

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