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"Jee! Paljon onnea!"

Translation:Yay! Congratulations!

June 24, 2020

19 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Reetta207980

I think "lots of luck" is not a correct translation for "paljon onnea". Isn't it "congratulations"?


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

It depends on the context. But this does sound like a "Congratulations!" type of a situation.

The literal translation for "paljon onnea" is "lots of luck" - Or "lots of happiness", which usually is what's actually being wished for someone, unless it is luck specifically that one needs (like for a competition etc)


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

I agree. "Best wishes" is ok too.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Bilal722648

Isnt it Terveisin?


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

At the end of a written text 'Best wishes' equals 'Parhain terveisin'.


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

Yeah. "Lots of luck" is a literal translation but it doesn't work for wishing someone paljon onnea in contexts like this.

I used "congratulations" every time.


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

could it be also translated as "best of luck" or is it too deviating from the original sense?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Zargan6

Nobody says "Jee". Nobody! Been living in Helsinki for 6 years.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Andrew713382

I've got Finnish family, varying ages from 8 to mid sixties. Never heard a single one say Jee. My family live around Espoo.


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

A word by word translation makes Paljon onnea equal with Lots of luck, good luck.


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

Or rather "lots of happiness", unless it's specifically luck that one needs for a situation.


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

An exclamation, used to express excitement or joy, like hooray!


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

I answered "Much happiness! Which, I think should be an accepted answer.


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

Paljon onnea! Best wishes


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Ver363689

I was wrong with this word this time


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Rangga.We

Duo rejected just because I typed Yea and not Yay :/


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/PurpleIceBear26

Duo should accept all the possibilities of expression like Yeeeee.. yeaah . Yessss. . Yaaass.. Yay.. yea.. yeay @[email protected]

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