Animal Comparisons – Terve Kuin Pukki
April 16, 2019
June 1, 2021
Here are some Finnish sayings about animals which are used to compare people to an animal and its characteristics. In addition to these animal comparisons, there are many other kinds of sayings with animals as well. You can find some extra sayings at the bottom of the vocabulary pages about birds, fish, insects, mammals, and pets.
Another interesting page could be the one about adjectives with a fixed modifiers. These include compound words like kivikova (stonehard) and veitsenterävä (razor sharp).
|hidas kuin etana||as slow as a snail||very slow|
|ovela kuin kettu||as sly as a fox||untrustworthy|
|tyhmä kuin aasi||as stupid as a donkey||very stupid|
|tyhmä kuin saapas||as stupid as a boot||very stupid|
|iloinen kuin peipponen||as happy as a chaffinch||very happy|
|epäsiisti kuin sika||as untidy as a a pig||very untidy|
|terve kuin pukki||as healthy as a billy-goat||very healthy|
|köyhä kuin kirkon rotta||as poor as a church rat||very poor|
|itsepäinen kuin pässi||as stubborn as a ram||extremely stubborn|
|itsepäinen kuin aasi||as stubborn as a donkey||extremely stubborn|
|vapaa kuin taivaan lintu||free as a bird of the sky||completely free|
|syödä kuin hevonen||to eat like a horse||to eat a lot|
|syödä kuin sika||to eat like a pig||to eat very messily|
|kuin elefantti lasikaupassa||like an elephant in a china shop||very clumsy|
|kuin nuori varsa kesälaitumella||like a young horse in a summer field||wild and happy|
That’s it for animal comparisons!
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