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"That honest man speaks also French."

Translation:Tuo rehellinen mies puhuu myös ranskaa.

June 24, 2020

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

"That honest man also speaks French" would be more natural.


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

Agreed, and it's what I tried. Should definitely be accepted.

I think the reason it isn't is that the word-for-word translation of "That honest man also speaks French" would be "Tuo rehellinen mies myös puhuu ranskaa". It's clumsy (just like the "also French" sentence) and would likely be understood as the honest man not being the only one who speaks French.

Whereas the English sentence in the example can only mean that the honest man speaks French and at least one other language, which is reflected in the Finnish translation.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/prinsessa1212

"That honest man also speaks French" or "That honest man speaks French as well" might be a better translation in English.

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