big – small   »  
iso – pieni

68 [sixty-eight]

big – small

big – small

68 [kuusikymmentäkahdeksan]


iso – pieni

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big and small is- j- p---i iso ja pieni 0 +
The elephant is big. El------- o- i--. Elefantti on iso. 0 +
The mouse is small. Hi--- o- p----. Hiiri on pieni. 0 +
dark and bright pi--- j- v-----a pimeä ja valoisa 0 +
The night is dark. Yö o- p----. Yö on pimeä. 0 +
The day is bright. Pä--- o- v------. Päivä on valoisa. 0 +
old and young va--- j- n---i vanha ja nuori 0 +
Our grandfather is very old. Is------- o- h---- v----. Isoisämme on hyvin vanha. 0 +
70 years ago he was still young. 70 v----- s----- h-- o-- v---- n----. 70 vuotta sitten hän oli vielä nuori. 0 +
beautiful and ugly ka---- j- r--a kaunis ja ruma 0 +
The butterfly is beautiful. Pe------ o- k-----. Perhonen on kaunis. 0 +
The spider is ugly. Hä------- o- r---. Hämähäkki on ruma. 0 +
fat and thin li---- j- l---a lihava ja laiha 0 +
A woman who weighs a hundred kilos is fat. Na----- j--- p----- 100 k----- o- l-----. Nainen, joka painaa 100 kiloa, on lihava. 0 +
A man who weighs fifty kilos is thin. Mi--- j--- p----- 50 k----- o- l----. Mies, joka painaa 50 kiloa, on laiha. 0 +
expensive and cheap ka---- j- h---a kallis ja halpa 0 +
The car is expensive. Au-- o- k-----. Auto on kallis. 0 +
The newspaper is cheap. Sa--------- o- h----. Sanomalehti on halpa. 0 +


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