siskonpeti

English translation: makeshift bed

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Finnish term or phrase:siskonpeti
English translation:makeshift bed
Entered by: Owen owenfw

19:53 Jul 1, 2010
Finnish to English translations [PRO]
Art/Literary - Poetry & Literature
Finnish term or phrase: siskonpeti
In the literal sense described by Perussanakirja:

ark. tav. lattialle tehdystä usealle nukkujalle tarkoitetusta tilapäisestä makuusijasta.

So a large shared mattress like this: http://www.anssikela.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/02/nightfer...

Could just say something like "shared sleeping arrangements", but am curious to hear others' ideas.
Owen owenfw
Local time: 18:11
makeshift bed
Explanation:
A row of mattresses that allows several people to sleep in one area; makeshift sleeping arrangements
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Desmond O'Rourke
United States
Local time: 20:11
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makeshift bed


Explanation:
A row of mattresses that allows several people to sleep in one area; makeshift sleeping arrangements

Desmond O'Rourke
United States
Local time: 20:11
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in category: 23

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agree  Anu Carroll
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