Comic strips explained

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This is a post with explanations for the comic strips posted on Facebook/Twitter (https://www.facebook.com/PuhutaanSuomeaMagazinehttps://twitter.com/puhutaansuomea) based on Finnish words representing animals.
For the native Finns they are surely obvious, but for those learning Finnish it usually requires a bit of explanation or a little research. So let’s try to explain them here.

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36. Ori (http://nensarjakuvat.files.wordpress.com/2011/05/elc3a4inlajit-36-ori-5-72.jpg)

  • ori – stallion
  • moottori – engine
  • gladiaattori – gladiator
  • reaktori – reactor (e.g. nuclear, etc.)
  • sponsori – sponsor
  • maori – maori (original settlers in New Zealand)
  • navigaattori – navigator

12. Kettu (http://nensarjakuvat.files.wordpress.com/2010/04/elainlajit-12-kettu-721.jpg)

  • kettu – fox
  • jatkettu – continued
  • sotkettu – messed up
  • laskettu – lowered
  • kaskettu – burned (kasketa = to burn clear a field, usually to free it up from trees and use it to grow grain, cereals, etc.)

6. Naali (http://nensarjakuvat.files.wordpress.com/2009/11/elc3a4inlajit-06-naali-72.jpg)

  • naali – arctic fox
  • penaali – pencil case
  • bakkanaali – juomingit – a party with lots of alcohool
  • signaali – signal
  • terminaali – terminal
  • anaali – anal
  • kardinaali – kardinal
  • urinaali – urinal
  • finaali – final

16. Tikka (http://nensarjakuvat.files.wordpress.com/2010/06/elainlajit-16-tikka-72.jpg)

  • patikka – (pitkää, fyysisesti rasittavaa) kävelyretkeä – (long and exhausting) walking excursion
  • matikka – math
  • pontikka – kotona tehty viina (viljasta ja sokerista)
  • hutikka – humalatila, juopumus – drunkenness
  • itikka – pieni hyönteinen – small insect
  • etikka – winegar
  • ratikka – raitiovaunu – tram