Rennon (rennonz) wrote in linguaphiles,

Finnish question

How does "tällainen" and it's similar friends (eg. sellainen, tuollainen) work? 

I understand it as "like this" (but then again isn't that "näin"?). My question arose as today I saw an advertisement for a magazine that said "TÄLLAINEN ON SOININ VAIMO"

This seems weird to me because if I understood it as "This kind of (woman) is Soini's wife" it sounds like she's some kind of morally deprived person/criminal, but yet there was just this picture of a woman smiling next to Timo Soini.
Can anyone explain this better to me?

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