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"Father is sad."

Translation:Isä on surullinen.

July 29, 2020



I offered "murheellinen." What's the distinction? I've heard both. Are they interchangeable?


They're not too far from each other, 'murheellinen' is probably a little bit stronger feeling, "sorrowful". If breaking the words into pieces:

  • surullinen -> suru = sadness
  • murheellinen -> murhe = sorrow, grief

I also feel like 'murheellinen' would be more common in written language, or you can hear that in movies or songs.


Thank you. Very useful explanation. As for songs, yes, I suppose I was thinking of Eppu Normaali and "Murheellisten laulujen maa," which probably dates me a little.


That song was the first thing to come to my mind as well when I was thinking of this word.

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