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22:54 Jan 7, 2011
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Finnish to English translations [Non-PRO]
General / Conversation / Greetings / Letters / longest word in Finnish
Finnish term or phrase: lentokonesuihkuturbiinimoottoriapumekaanikkoaliupseerioppilas
Is this indeed the longest word in Finnish?
What does it mean?
Are there longer words that anyone knows of?

Kiitos
xxxtrsk2000
United Kingdom
Local time: 03:07

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lentokonesuihkuturbiinimoottoriapumekaanikkoaliupseerioppilasRoy vd Heijden

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Reference: lentokonesuihkuturbiinimoottoriapumekaanikkoaliupseerioppilas

Reference information:
"The longest acceptable Finnish word is
lentokonesuihkuturbiinimoottoriapumekaanikkoaliupseerioppilas
(according to theFinnish edition of Guinness Bokk of Records) which has 61 characters and translates approximately to technical warrant officer trainee specialized in aircraft jet engines. This word has actually been in use in the Finnish Air Force.


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Note added at 14 min (2011-01-07 23:09:12 GMT)
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atomiydinenergiareaktorigeneraattorilauhduttajaturbiiniratasvaihde: some part of a nuclear plant

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Roy vd Heijden
Belgium
Native speaker of: Native in DutchDutch

Peer comments on this reference comment (and responses from the reference poster)
neutral  Timo Lehtilä: I don't think that those ski-long words have actually been in use. They may be cooked up by sb, like me, who is against the habit to create terms just by concatenating words that have some connection with the matter.
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