siitä, kun

Discussion in 'Suomi (Finnish)' started by littlemonyou, Feb 14, 2014.

  1. littlemonyou Senior Member

    Korean
    Tällä viikolla on kulunut kaksi vuotta siitä, kun tulin Suomeen.


    Moikka! Is it correct if I understood the "siitä, kun" part as "since when"? I only know that siitä can mean either "about it" or "of it", and I find it pretty difficult to apply here in this example.
     
  2. Gavril Senior Member

    English, USA
    On kulunut kaksi vuotta siitä, kun tulin Suomeen = It has been two years since (the time when) I arrived in Finland.

    The same structure is seen in sentences like

    Minua huolestuttaa se, että hän ei ole vielä soittanut. = The fact that he still hasn't called is worrying me.
     
    Last edited: Feb 15, 2014
  3. Spongiformi Senior Member

    Finnish
    Emme me suomalaiset aivan niin verkkaisia ole, että kaksi suomalaisen vuotta vastaisi kahta amerikkalaisen viikkoa...
     
  4. Gavril Senior Member

    English, USA
    Gah. :eek: I can only guess I wrote that because "viikko" appeared earlier in the sentence. I've corrected the post now (thanks).
     

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