I get wireless internet in my room

Discussion in 'Suomi (Finnish)' started by Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Oct 23, 2013.

  1. Extra Virgin Olive Oil Senior Member

    I want to say that I live near a school which has Internet connection, and when my Internet connection in my room was broken for some reason, I could manage by using a school network. How can I say?

    "Minun huoneeni nettiyhteys meni koko päivän rikki, mutta minun puolesani onneksi koulun WLAN ulottuu minun huoneeni asti, siksi minä pärjäsin internettiä." (?)
  2. Grumpy Old Man Senior Member

    I think you would be understood even though there are serious errors in your sentence. Puolesani isn't a Finnish word and no matter how hard I try I can't figure out what word you are after. Anyway, you can say something like this: [Minun] huoneeni nettiyhteys oli rikki/poikki koko päivän, mutta saatoin/voin käyttää viereisen koulun langatonta verkkoa [joten pääsin nettiin]. The end of the sentence is really superfluous.
  3. Gavril Senior Member

    English, USA
    Maybe EVOO meant to write puolestani "for my part"/"as for me"?
  4. Spongiformi Senior Member

    Minun puolellani [rakennusta]?

    It's quite possible the WLAN would only work on one side of EVOO's building, whereas the walls would block it on the shadow side.
  5. Hakro

    Hakro Senior Member

    Helsinki, Finland
    Finnish - Finland
    Possibly EVOO means minun puolellani, "at my place".

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