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Kas sa tahad olla minu tüdruk? Oled väga ilus tüdruk, kuigi sul on karvased käed.
Do you want to be my girlfriend? You are a very pretty girl although your hands are hairy.

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Operating as usual

13/10/2022

Naerata, see sobib sulle - Smile, it suits you 🙂

naerata - smile (imperative of 'naeratama' - to smile) 🌞
see - it
sobib - suits (2nd form of 'sobima' - to suit, fit, match) 👔
sulle - for you

24/09/2022

Ükskord me võidame... - Once we will win... ✌️

ükskord - once (üks - one, kord - time, turn, occasion) 1️⃣
me - we
võidame - we (will) win (võitma - to win, present tense, as no future tense in Estonian) 🥇

🇪🇪🇱🇻🇱🇹🇺🇦

24/08/2022

Ukraina pole putini oma - Ukraine is not putin's 🇺🇦

pole - not (is not)
putini oma - putin's own (oma - own)

Today is the Independence Day of Ukraine
🇺🇦❤️🇪🇪

23/08/2022

Avalik varjumiskoht - Public shelter 📢🪖

avalik - public 🌁
varjumiskoht - shelter ('hiding place', varjumis- - hiding, koht - place) ⛺

Public shelters were open in Estonia in case of bombing 🛩️

Shelters in:
Tallinn:
pealinn.ee/wp-content/uploads/2022/06/Varjumiskohad-Tallinnas-scaled.jpg
Pärnu:
parnu.ee/images/uudised/Varjumiskohtade_kaart.jpg
Tartu:
rescue.ee/et/juhend/avalikud-varjumiskohad/avalikud-varjumiskohad-tartus

21/08/2022

See buss on roheline - This bus is green 🍃
Roheline pealinn - Green capital 🏢

Though looks a bit turquoise 😀 (türkiissinine in 🇪🇪)

see - this
buss - bus 🚌
roheline - green 🟩
pealinn - capital ('head city', pea - head, linn - city) 🏰

16/08/2022

Aitäh soojuse eest. Aitäh et aitate kaitsta meie riiki - Thank you for the warmth. Thanks that you help to defend our country 🇺🇦❤️🇪🇪

Дякую ([dyakuju], ukraina keeles 'aitäh') - 'Thank you' in Ukrainian

aitäh - thanks 🫂
soojus(e) - warmth, heat 🔥
eest - for
et - that
aitate - you help (aitama - to aid, help) 🆘
kaitsta - to protect, defend (da-infinitive of kaitsma) 🛡️
meie - our
riiki - country (-i - partitive of 'riik') 🇺🇦

11/06/2022

Võõrkeeles ropendamise eest trahv 1€ - A fine of 1€ for swearing in a foreign language 🤬💶

võõrkeeles - in foreign language (võõras - foreign, keel - language, -s - in (inessive case, wherein?)) 🌐
ropendamise - rotting(?), mutilation(?) or swearing(?) 🗣️❔
eest - for
trahv - fine, penalty 👮‍♀️

02/05/2022

Talveperioodil - during the winter period (talve - winter, -l – adessive case (at)) 🚫❄️
Matkarada - hiking trail (matka- – hiking-, rada - track, path) 🛤️
Ei hooldata - is not maintained (hooldama - to maintain) 👨‍🔧

Liikumine - moving (liikuma - to move) 🚶
Omal vastutusel - at your own responsibility (oma - own, vastutus - responsibility, -l – adessive case (at))

Olge ettevaatlikud - be careful (plural, olge - be, olla - to be, ettevaatus - caution) 🚧
Tähelepanelikud - attentive (tähelepanu! - attention!) ⚠️

Author: Helena Ankur

16/04/2022

Putin kulastas täna ristlejad "Moskva" ja selle meeskonda - putin today visited the cruiser "Moscow" and its crew ⚓

külastas - visits (külastama - to visit, -s - indicative active voice singular third person imperfect tense positive verb) 🚪
täna - today
ristlejad - cruiser (ristleja - cruiser, -d - nominative case (who?, what?)) 🛳️
selle - its
meeskonda - crew (meeskond - crew, -a - partitive case (whom?))

P.S. Picture is not mine. If you know the author, please tag him:)

10/03/2022

Kogumispunkt - Collection point 🇺🇦

kogumis- – collection- (kogumine - collection, assembly)
punkt - point, spot 📍

Addresses:
Jaan Tõnnisoni 1, Tartu
Laboratooriumi 22, Tallinn
Kopli 70A, Tallinn
Kadaka tee 54, Tallinn

06/03/2022

Ei sõjale! - No to war! 🇺🇦

ei - no 🚫
sõjale - to war (sõda - war, -le - allative case (to, onto))

05/03/2022

Nüüd sa tead täpselt mida Putinilt oodata! - Now you know exactly what to expect from Putin! 🇺🇦

nüüd - now
sa - you
tead - know 🧠
täpselt - exactly
mida - what
Putinilt - from Putin (-lt - ablative case (from))
oodata - to wait, expect ⏳

21/02/2022

Odav kaup - Cheap goods 🪙

odav - cheap 💲
kaup - good(s), product 📦

18/02/2022

Armastus päästab maailma - Love saves the world ❤️⛑️🌍

armastus - love ♥️
päästab - saves (päästma - to save, rescue) 💾🛟
maailma - world (-a - singular partitive (whom?), maailm - world) 🌏

14/02/2022

Jääle minek on keelatud - Going to the ice is forbidden 🧊🚷

jääle - to the ice (jää - ice, -le - allative case (towards, to))
minek - going (minema - to go)
on - is
keelatud - forbidden (keelata - to forbid, prohibit)

10/02/2022

Kes sööb, see jaksab - Who eats, endures (The one who eats, can handle) 💪

kes - who
sööb - eats (2nd person, sööma - to eat) 🍝
see - is
jaksab - endures (jaksma - to handle, cope, endure) 🏋️

06/02/2022

Kas sa nendest mõtled ka vahel, kes sulle on olnud hääd? - Do you also sometimes think of those who have been good to you?

nendest - of them (of those) (neid - them, -st - elative case (out of))
mõtled - you think (mõtlema - to think)
ka - also, too
vahel - sometimes
kes - who
sulle - to you (sa - you, -le - allative case (towards, onto))
olnud - have been (olla - to be, olnud - (they) have been)
hääd - good (plural, hea - good)

03/02/2022

Elu on parem, kui sa naerad! - Life is better when you laugh! 😀

elu - life
parem - better
kui - if, when
naerad - you laugh (naerma - to laugh, -ad ending - 2nd form) 😸

28/01/2022

Mind kotib loodus - Nature sacks me (Nature puts me in a bag)

mind - me (mina - me, - d — partitive form)
kotib - sacks, puts in bag (kott - to sack (verb) or bag (noun)) 🛍️
loodus - nature 🏞️

Photos from Learn Estonian by captions's post 18/01/2022

Supilinn streets named after something else, part 2

Allika - Spring's (allikas - (water) spring, source) 💦
Kauna - Pod's (kaun - pod, part of plant containing seeds) 🌱
Laulupeo - Song festival's (laul(u) - song('s), pidu (peo) - party, festival('s)) 🎶
Väike-Emajõe - Small-Mother-river's (väike - small, ema - mother, jõgi(jõe) - river('s))🤰🏞️

puiestee (pst) – road with trees (puu - tree, puies- — tree's, tee - road, puiestee - boulevard (or road with trees)) 🌳

Photos from Learn Estonian by captions's post 15/01/2022

Supilinn streets named after something else

Tähtvere - Star blood's (täht - star ⭐, veri - blood (vere - blood's) 🫀)
Kloostri - Monastery's (klooster - monastery ⛪)
Kroonuaia - Crown garden's (kroon - crown 👑, aeg - garden (aia - garden's) 🏡)
Piiri - Border's (piir - border 🗺️)

Photos from Learn Estonian by captions's post 14/01/2022

Supilinn (Soup town) streets named after food, part 2 🍳

Kõrvitsa - Pumpkin's (kõrvits - pumpkin) 🎃
Apelsini - Orange's (apelsin - Orange) 🍊
Kapsa - Cabbage's (kapsas - cabbage) 🥬
Selleri - Celery's (seller - celery) 🥦

-a, -i – endings of singular genitive (possession)

Photos from Learn Estonian by captions's post 13/01/2022

Supilinn (Soup town) streets named after food 🥣

Kartuli - Potato's (kartul - potato) 🥔
Herne - Pea's (hernes - pea) 🥜
Meloni - Watermelon's (melon - watermelon) 🍉
Marja - Berry's (mari - berry) 🍒

-i, -e, -a – endings of singular genitive (possession)

09/01/2022

Tähelepanu, valmis olla, läks - Ready, steady, go 🏃

tähelepanu - attention ⚠️
valmis olla - be ready (olla - to be, valmis - ready)
läks - went (lahkuma, minema - to go) 💨

07/01/2022

Koer õues - dog is in the yard 🐕

koer - dog 🐶
õues - in the yard, outdoors, outside (õu - yard)

06/01/2022

Ole siin - Be here ☀️

ole - be (olla - to be, ole - imperative form)
siin - here

05/01/2022

Mitte sellest maailmast - Not from this world 🌎

talv - winter ❄️
mitte - not 🚫
sellest - from this (see - this, -st - elative case)
maailmast - from world (maailm - world) 🌍

03/01/2022

Sajaga tulevikku - A hundred (years) into the future

sajaga - with hundred (sada - hundred, -ga - with) 💯
tulevikku - into the future (tulevik - future, -u - singular genitive) 🔮

01/01/2022

Juustuabi aitab! - "Cheese Aid" helps!

juustuabi - cheese aid (juust - cheese 🧀, abi - help, aid)
aitab - helps (aitama - to help 🆘)

25/12/2021

Häid pühi! - Happy holidays! 🎄

Another way to wish Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.

häid - good (plural partitive, hea - good)
pühi - holidays (püha - holiday, -i - plural partitive)

source: claviski.ee

15/12/2021

Oma suu on kuningas! - (Your) own mouth is a king!

oma - own, your
suu - mouth 👄
kuningas - king 👑

10/12/2021

"Kõige tähtsam on silmale nähtamatu" - "The most important is invisible to the naked eye"

kõige - most
tähtsam - major, paramount, more important (tähtis - important)
silmale - to the eye (silm - eye 👁️)
nähtamatu - invisible 👻

The quote from "The Little Prince" book 📖

08/12/2021

Rõõmsat elu! - Happy life!

rōõmsat - joyful, happy (rõõm - joy, rõõmus - joyful, -t - partitive case) 🥳
elu - life

05/12/2021

See ei ole minu kohuke! - It's not my curd snack!

see - this, it
ei ole - not
minu - my, mine
kohuke - curd snack (Estonian national food, consisting of curd cheese, covered with chocolate glaze 🍫)

04/12/2021

Mängud ja meelelahutus - games and entertainment 🎲🃏

mängud - games (mäng - game 🎮)
meelelahutus - entertainment (or 'brain divorce', meele- – brain-, meel - brain🧠, lahutus - divorce, division)

17/11/2021

Siin elab unistusi - Dream(s) live here

siin - here
elab - (he/she/it) lives (elama - to live) 🌱
unistusi - dream (unistus - dream, -i - singular partitive) 💤

Caption from Viljandi Culture Academy
Happy International Student Day!

16/11/2021

Kas sa oled õnnelik? - Are you happy?

kas - do, whether, if
õnnelik - happy ☺️ (õnn - happiness)

05/11/2021

Kui rahvast on palju, palun võta ratas käekõrvale! Aitäh! - If there are a lot of people, please take the bicycle in hand! Thanks!

rahvast - people (rahvas - people, -t - partitive case (indefinite amount)) 👥
palju - a lot, many
palun - please
võta - take (võtma - to take)
ratas - bicycle, wheel 🚲⚙️
käekorvale - by (in) hand (käsi - hand, käe- - hand-, kõrvale - by, aside) ✋

27/10/2021

Segaduses - confused 😕 (segama - confuse, stir 🌀)
Tujukas - moody (tuju - mood 🙂)
Metsik - wild 🦁 (mets - forest 🌳)

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