Funny how there are no comments because of how new this thing is
It's the first time I see a dialogue in a course. Interesting
Would this also work (pronoun in the verb already like i. e. in italian)?
Yes, that works just as well, although "kuka sinä olet?" is already not the politest way of asking for someone's name and leaving the pronoun out ("kuka olet?") sounds even more abrupt.
Thank you, good to know!
"Mikä sinun nimesi on?" (What is your name?) is a more polite alternative.
That's good to know, thank you.
What does the "-" part mean in terms of grammar at the start of Finnish sentances?
The equivalent to quotation marks in English. Every pair of quotes means each sentence comes from a different person.
— Kuka sinä olet?
— Minä olen Caesar.
Not exactly equivalent.
Tyyne Nice Finnish name
Why is duolingo speaking slowly to me all of a sudden? I've a few thousands exp on this course and am practising old lessons, and all of a sudden the speaking exercises are talking slowly initially. I wonder why...
Whats the meaning of Tynne? thanks
"Tyyne" comes from the word "tyyni", meaning "calm, serene, tranquil".
Tyyne (not Tynne) is just a Finnish female name.
In Hungarian, we have the similar sounding name "Tünde" which comes from the word "tündér" which means "fairy"
I wonder why Duolingo chose not to use the most polite version of asking for someone's name..
What's the most polite way? :o
In another response here, pieni_chilipalko gave "Mikä sinun nimesi on?"
'Mikä' means 'what'; 'sinun' means 'your'. 'Nimi' is 'name', but its stem is 'nime-'. 'Si' is a suffix meaning 'your', so 'your' is represented in two different ways here.
Eh i am väinö were correct?
Wow we say that in Finnish too. This language is so similar to Finnish.