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pakkanen



pakkanen
frost


Definitions

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pakkanen
     1. n. Frost, as sub-zero temperature of ambient air.
           On kymmenen astetta pakkasta.
             The temperature is ten degrees below zero.
           Pakkanen kiristyy.
             It's getting colder. / The frost is getting worse.
           Talvella 1985–86 oli Suomessa kovat pakkaset.
             The winter of 1985–86 was very cold in Finland.
     2. n. (colloquial) In the adessive case, financially in the red.
           Yhtiön tulos on vahvasti pakkasella.
             The company is heavily in the red.


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