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  5. "Matti, sinä olet hauska."

"Matti, sinä olet hauska."

Translation:Matti, you are funny.

June 24, 2020



Funny and nice are both given as meanings on hover. So just why is "Matti, you are nice" considered WRONG?

Maybe your hovers are WRONG?


I assume that means "ha-ha funny", not "weird", right?


Yes. Personally I wouldn't translate hauska as funny, especially when talking about people, but use instead maybe some example anonyneko mentioned there. In my opinion "hassu" would be closer to funny, though still more positive and not so much "weird in the head" -implications there. (Talking as a native Finnish speaker btw.)


From what little I understand of the language right now, yes, it's more like "ha-ha funny". "Funny/weird" would have probably been "hassu", though it's still normally a positive word.

Hauska can also mean "merry, pleasant, fun" (e.g. "matka oli hauska" - "the trip was fun/nice"), I think the exact meaning may rely a bit on context.


Kiitos for your answers!


Hauska is quite similar to Czech "Hezka" which it means pretty


Why are there less pronunciations than in other languages???


Finnish is a minor language. There are fewer resources and fewer people working on it.


Nice is given as a prompt on your site


It's because of "Hauska tutustua!" which is translated as "Nice to meet you!" since you don't say "Fun to meet you!" in English.


Nice and funny are both given as meanings on the same page. This clearly suggests that either meaning is acceptable in this context. Fix it.


No, this suggests that both work as translations in some contexts, not necessarily in this particular context. The hints are not tailored individually for each sentence as far as I know. The course creation tools might not even include the functionality to tailor them for each sentence.


Does anyone know a joke in finnish ?


Love to know one


Wtf but still why is nice wrong if its listed as right? Short answer not endlessly long if u might.


Treat the hover hints as a dictionary. They are not correct answers for every context. "Nice* does not work in this context, but it can in some other.

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