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Did you know what does "to go into the forest" mean in Finnish?

To go into the forest is "mennä metsään" in Finnish. It is used when something goes wrong.

For example: My guess that June would be cold went totally into the forest.

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June 27, 2020

11 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Keeletaat

Yeah, we Estonians have the same saying. When something goes wrong, we say that it "läheb metsa" (goes into the forest).


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/KristianKumpula

Another forest related idiom, "suksi kuuseen", which literally means "ski into a spruce", can be used to tell someone to F off.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/PacificLuode

At first I read that as "suksi kuseen" haha.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Phx_Tbirds

I see that you are a moderator. Do you think your post is appropriate? I wasn't aware that Duolingo was teaching swear words?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/KristianKumpula

My post doesn't include any swear words and seems to fall within the bounds of the community guidelines. Besides, I'm pretty sure I wasn't a moderator back when I made this post.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Janne_G_Pirinen

Yay! "Miestä on kuin pipoa"


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/HappyAvocado

Nice to know! Its the same in Swediah as well, something "går åt skogen"


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/PacificLuode

There is a Finnish slang word for forest based on the Swedish word skogen: skutsi. I guess we could say "mennä skutsiin", haha.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Gunnar_H

The ”correct” wording: ... ”mennä päin puuta” == ”Det går åt skogen”


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/sandrasevjarocka

I didnt't know that! thanks a lot! or shall I say Kiitos :)


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