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Old 01-04-2012, 04:26 PM   #47295
Luna Sevithiainen
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Originally Posted by UPtimist View Post
Well, m'dearest, Google is lying to you

"Ei" means "no", and "ole" is the imperative form (actually, in this case probably some other form, the singular 3rd person or whatever (I'm not a linguist )) of "olla", which means "to be" or "to exist" or stuff like that. "Ei ole" is, as the translation says, "it is not".

If it makes any more sense, in 'complete' the sentence "it is not" would be "se ei ole" ("se" being "it"), but it's not actually used like that (it would be again 'natural' if it were "sitä se ei ole" which would mean "that it is not" (that as in being dead))...

Wow, I managed to turn a two-word sentence into something rather complicated

Well, if you need any more Finnish and then Finnish made horribly complicated, just ask!
Oh Up, will you be my personal Finnish teacher?
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