sen kerran

Discussion in 'Suomi (Finnish)' started by Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Nov 21, 2012.

  1. Extra Virgin Olive Oil Senior Member

    What does "sen kerran" mean in this conversation between two people here (from TV series):

    (B is found lying on the floor)
    A: Soitanko lääkärin?
    B: Ei, polveen vaan sattuu.
    A: Jospa mä vien sinut terveyskeskukseen.
    B: Ei käy. Sen kerran kun lääkärin kutsuu, heti vievät laitokseen kuolemaan.

    Does "sen kerran" mean "ja sitten"?
  2. Grumpy Old Man Senior Member

    It's informal: No way! The moment I hear / When I hear / As soon as I hear the doctor call my name, they'll take me someplace to die.
  3. Spongiformi Senior Member

    To be exact, B is talking about calling the doctor, not being called by the doctor.
  4. Grumpy Old Man Senior Member

    Yes, you're right. I missed the final n.

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