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vilunkipeli

English translation: foul play

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Finnish term or phrase:vilunkipeli
English translation:foul play
Entered by: Desmond O'Rourke

17:22 May 5, 2007
Finnish to English translations [PRO]
Government / Politics
Finnish term or phrase: vilunkipeli
...XX on ollut omimmillaan yhteiskunnallisena moniottelijana. Hän ei siedä dopingia eikä vilunkipeliä sen enempää politiikassa kuin urheilussa
Desmond O'Rourke
United States
Local time: 02:25
monkey business or just foul play
Explanation:
vilunki + peli is how this fun word comes about!

It would depend on the style of the text which one would be better. Monkey business is the same type of an expression as vilunkipeli, also an old expression.

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Note added at 8 mins (2007-05-05 17:31:46 GMT)
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To clarify:
so it would be EITHER monkey business OR foul play, not both!
Selected response from:

PeeGee (X)
Finland
Local time: 09:25
Grading comment
Thanks, Pirjo - foul play is the term I was looking for!
4 KudoZ points were awarded for this answer



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5monkey business or just foul play
PeeGee (X)


  

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monkey business or just foul play


Explanation:
vilunki + peli is how this fun word comes about!

It would depend on the style of the text which one would be better. Monkey business is the same type of an expression as vilunkipeli, also an old expression.

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Note added at 8 mins (2007-05-05 17:31:46 GMT)
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To clarify:
so it would be EITHER monkey business OR foul play, not both!

PeeGee (X)
Finland
Local time: 09:25
Does not meet criteria
Native speaker of: Native in FinnishFinnish
PRO pts in category: 4
Grading comment
Thanks, Pirjo - foul play is the term I was looking for!
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