mennä turaamiseksi

English translation: to turn awkward and pointless

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Finnish term or phrase:mennä turaamiseksi
English translation:to turn awkward and pointless
Entered by: ValeValja

09:30 Aug 19, 2009
Finnish to English translations [PRO]
Art/Literary - Poetry & Literature
Finnish term or phrase: mennä turaamiseksi
Text from a Finnish theatre play : seksikin mennyt sellaseksi turaamiseksi.
ValeValja
Local time: 04:44
to turn awkward and pointless
Explanation:
‘turata’ means ’do sth awkwardly, clumsily, pointlessly, without result’ (syn. e.g. ‘nyhertää, tuhertaa’). I couldn’t find any equivalent English verb, maybe their sex is always magnificent with an angel choir singing at the end.

The passage ”seksikin mennyt sellaseksi turaamiseksi” could be translated as ”even sex has turned awkward and pointless”
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Timo Lehtilä
Finland
Local time: 05:44


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3 +1to turn awkward and pointless
Timo Lehtilä


  

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59 mins   confidence: Answerer confidence 3/5Answerer confidence 3/5 peer agreement (net): +1
to turn awkward and pointless


Explanation:
‘turata’ means ’do sth awkwardly, clumsily, pointlessly, without result’ (syn. e.g. ‘nyhertää, tuhertaa’). I couldn’t find any equivalent English verb, maybe their sex is always magnificent with an angel choir singing at the end.

The passage ”seksikin mennyt sellaseksi turaamiseksi” could be translated as ”even sex has turned awkward and pointless”


Timo Lehtilä
Finland
Local time: 05:44
Native speaker of: Finnish
PRO pts in category: 8
Notes to answerer
Asker: Thanks a lot, your explanation was very clear and useful. As far as dialects are concerned, I don't know Finnish so well to be entitled to say anything, I can just add that the main character of the play is from Vantaa, but his mother is from Eastern Finland.


Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  Lauri Hanhimäki: Although, I'm familiar with `tusata´. Might be a question of dialect.
2 hrs
  -> Thanks, these expressions seem to be quite dialectical. Actually, both 'turata' and 'tusata' are quite unfamiliar for me, I would say 'tuhnata'.
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