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04:15 Oct 26, 2005
English to Finnish translations [Non-PRO]
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English term or phrase: most beautiful girl
I'd like to know the Finnish for "You're the most beautiful girl on this site!". I want to say it to a girl whose profile I saw on a dating site. I am only starting to learn Finnish :)! Thank you very much!
Yuri Belov
Finland
Local time: 16:57
Finnish translation:kaunein tyttö
Explanation:
The sentence which is the most direct, straightforward translation of

"You are the most beautiful girl on this site."

is

"Olet tämän sivuston kaunein tyttö."

This sentence is a bit rigid, it's in official, literary Finnish, sometimes called "book Finnish", or "kirjakieli". When you say things like this, you often want a little bit of informality, it's more credible that way.

Olet -> Sä oot = You are (you're)
Tämän -> Tän = this
sivuston -> saitin = of this site, on this site

So, a slightly more credible variant in spoken Finnish might be
"Oot tän saitin kaunein tyttö."

For extra effect, add some typical Finnish filling to a sentence like this, like:
"mun mielestä" = "in my opinion", or "I think" (add to beginning or end) or
"oikeesti" = "really" or "truly" (add anywhere near the beginning for extra effect)

Hope this was helpful. I feel like Cyrano de Bergerac or something. ;D
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JonathanBrown
Local time: 16:57
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Paljon kiitoksia!
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kaunein tyttö


Explanation:
The sentence which is the most direct, straightforward translation of

"You are the most beautiful girl on this site."

is

"Olet tämän sivuston kaunein tyttö."

This sentence is a bit rigid, it's in official, literary Finnish, sometimes called "book Finnish", or "kirjakieli". When you say things like this, you often want a little bit of informality, it's more credible that way.

Olet -> Sä oot = You are (you're)
Tämän -> Tän = this
sivuston -> saitin = of this site, on this site

So, a slightly more credible variant in spoken Finnish might be
"Oot tän saitin kaunein tyttö."

For extra effect, add some typical Finnish filling to a sentence like this, like:
"mun mielestä" = "in my opinion", or "I think" (add to beginning or end) or
"oikeesti" = "really" or "truly" (add anywhere near the beginning for extra effect)

Hope this was helpful. I feel like Cyrano de Bergerac or something. ;D

JonathanBrown
Local time: 16:57
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Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish, Native in FinnishFinnish
Grading comment
Paljon kiitoksia!

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  Francisco Rocha: i think it's a great answer, great way of showing that languages are living beings
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agree  Jussi Rosti
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agree  Setti Mulari
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agree  Natalia Elo: Seuraavaksi joudut Kanadaan sepittämään runoja kaunottaren parvekkeen alla, Cyrano ;)
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