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This is a really great idea. I will be sure to contribute to it as much as I can. This resource that you have created will help so many other people. 

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What a truly great idea, especially for a forum like this. I'll add all the Finnish ones I can come up with (but only the ones I'm absolutely sure of) :lol:

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11 minutes ago, Northea said:

What a truly great idea, especially for a forum like this. I'll add all the Finnish ones I can come up with (but only the ones I'm absolutely sure of) :lol:

Can't wait to see that! Kiitos!

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Hi! 

I also added some idioms in Estonian. There are some that are used the same way, but with different words. For example: through thick and thin - but in Estonian we use through fire and water.

Also I find it funny how just before Estonian, there's Finnish column and some of the phrases are similar. 

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1 hour ago, Kitsich said:

Thanks for nice collection of idioms.

You are welcome. Feel free to contribute :=))

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