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"Suomi ei ole Skandinaviassa, mutta Ruotsi on."

Translation:Finland is not in Scandinavia, but Sweden is.

June 24, 2020



The pronunciation of Skandinaviassa is wrong (the a in -navi- to be precise).


It's limonadia-gate all over again :/


Pronounciation is incorrect.


The first part of the sentence is negative "Suomi ei ole Skandinaviassa" yet "mutta" is used as the conjunction? Why not use "vaan" as the conjunction?


My interpretation would be, that this has nothing to do with the negative sentence. Vaan means "rather", so "but" makes sense for Sweden in this context. You can use "vaan" if the second part is also about Finland. "Suomi ei ole Skandinaviassa, vaan ...ssa.


Depends on your perspective. According to Wikipedia:

The term Scandinavia in local usage covers the three kingdoms of Denmark, Norway, and Sweden. ... In English usage, Scandinavia also sometimes refers more narrowly to the Scandinavian Peninsula, or more broadly so as to include the Åland Islands, the Faroe Islands, Finland and Iceland.


I've heard Finland included in the Denmark-Norway-Sweden when specifically referred to as "Fennoscandinavia." My spouse is Finnish and he insists Finns are not Scandinavian, but I've never really questioned if it's a matter of cultural/linguistic identity ethnic identity. I used to think it was an interchangeable term for the Nordic area. I think maybe the best way to identify whether or not to include Finland under the "Scandinavian" umbrella is to simply ask a Finn. It would be awfully presumptive of someone who ISN'T Finnish to insist that yes, they are Scandinavian when they insist they aren't.


But then again, there's no reason to use troubling "Scandinavian", when you can simply say "Nordic" and no one will argue. :)


Skandinavia ei lausuta suomeksi skandineivia

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