"No?"

Translation:Well?

June 23, 2020

20 Comments


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

This is so misleading, I thought it was English at first...


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Luukas84

Try to google for Finnish comedian Ismo and his bit about "no niin". It will all make sense :D


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/lenna1990

Thanks! That actually was what I've been looking for! :)


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/lenna1990

Jee, that's it! Thank you for remembering me :) That actually helps with learning and shows up how important the right pronunciation and usage of ä/a is! Similar to the comma-function in Geman :X


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

I did the same and translated as ei lol


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/lenna1990

"no" has many meanings, depending on vocation... maybe a finn will give some explanation, also of the different forms of "noni" (found an image some time ago, that explained it very good and funny, maybe someone helps)...?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/AlexRadu21

I'm starting to see these little things that connect Hungarian and Finnish, they also have this word and use it the exact same way


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

I believe Finnish and Hungarian both share the same language family, Uralic.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Alto-Braco1

Finnish and Hungarian have the same origin. Finno-ougrienne language


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

I immediately thought about Ardeal's dialect of Romanian (which has incorporated the usage of this Hungarian word).


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

Finnish was easy up until this point. Everything in life was... Now nothing will ever be the same again.


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

The intonation of the computer voice doesn't make this seem like it's asking a question. "Well" should be an acceptable answer, not just "Well?"


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

Finnish doesn’t really use intonation to separate questions from statements. Questions sound just like statements. :)


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

"Well" what? lol I need context


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/seven112

People who completed all of spanish: *visible confusion*


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Donard6

This is a trap of ambiguity. it is either No (English) = ei or it is No (Finnish) = well. We have a 50% chance of being correct

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