kuin mikäkin

Discussion in 'Suomi (Finnish)' started by Vitalore, Jun 6, 2013.

  1. Vitalore Senior Member

    I've seen the words mitä and mikä used like that but this is the only example I have at hand.

    Does kuin mikä(kin) mean the same as niin kuin?
  2. altazure Member

    Adding the word mikäkin implies contempt from the speaker. The word has the idea of "as if they were some X".

    Hän käyttäytyy (niin) kuin prinssi. > He acts like a prince. (A good thing: he is courteous, well-behaved, etc.)
    Hän käyttäytyy kuin mikäkin prinssi. > He acts as if he were some prince. (A bad thing: he's rude, thinks he's above others, etc.)

    Koirani käyttäytyy lenkillä kuin ääliö. > My dog behaves like an idiot when being walked.
    Koirani käyttäytyy lenkillä kuin mikäkin ääliö. > My dog behaves as if he/she were an idiot when being walked. (That is, the owner knows that the dog can do better, but when taking a walk, the dog does stupid things.)
  3. Vitalore Senior Member

    Great explanation.

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