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Finnish translation: gay

English term or phrase:hintti
Finnish translation:gay

22:35 Mar 17, 2005
English to Finnish translations [Non-PRO]
Social Sciences - Computers: Systems, Networks / finnish
English term or phrase: hintti
they use this word in finland
hintti (or hinttari) = gay

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Desmond O'Rourke
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hintti (or hinttari) = gay

Desmond O'Rourke
United States
Local time: 12:31
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  JFogl: Although perhaps this is a bit more deragotary word than gay, which to me has a more neutral feel (more like "homo" in Finnish) - perhaps a fag, pansy, puff, something like that?
19 mins
  -> I would agree - the context would determine the best word.

agree  Will Matter: poofter, faygele, etc.
58 mins
  -> poof, poofter, queer - terms common in British English

agree  Simo Blom
2 days 11 hrs
  -> Thank you

agree  Antti Pyykkönen: I totally agree with JFogl - "faggot" equals "hintti" more than "gay" or even "queer". "Hintti" may also contain a little of the "arsebandit" attitude (which can well be understood offensive).
3 days 7 hrs
  -> Faggot is good - I'm learning more and more.

agree  Jussi Rosti: faggot is better than gay
82 days
  -> Thanks, I'll remember that - -
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