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"Tämä on kantele."

Translation:This is a kantele.

June 23, 2020

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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/andycheeseman

I had to google 'kantele'. But my wife informs me that it's featured in the 19th century Finnish epic 'Kalevala'.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/emiliasilaste

What is a kantele?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/lilyobeda

It is the traditional stringed instrument of Finland-- a lap harp essentially.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/keia123

Kiitos !! :>


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/CyclOrBit

How to say this is the kantele?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/pieni_chilipalko

I'd say "tämä on se kantele", which translates to "this is that kantele".

"Tämä on kantele", although it could technically be "this is the kantele", just doesn't sound like it, so I would't translate it as such.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/CyclOrBit

Thanks for the explanation.

Thanks to the Finnish language fathers too, to make our life impossible

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