Right, right? (oikea)

Oikea means right, as in “right hand” (=oikea käsi). This word has other meanings both in English and Finnish, for example Sinä olet oikeassa. = “You are right”. (literally. “in right”).

Right as in “right to do something” is oikeus in Finnish.

Finland has a concept called “jokamiehen oikeus” ~ “Everyman’s right”. It means, that you can go freely in the forests and nature, as long as you don’t disturb people or damage property.

In politics, the right wing is oikeisto in Finnish.

Oikeus Suomi

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