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"Herra Pöllönen, tämä on Hilla."

Translation:Mr. Pöllönen, this is Hilla.

June 25, 2020



I bet Spanish speakers from Spain will find this gentleman's name funny :-)


Because polla means 'c_ck' in European Spanish and pollón means "big c_ck". The -en ending will sound like a typical Scandinavian ending for a last name, so you get the picture :-)


Any tips on how I can roll my Rs? My native language does it as well (to a certain degree) but I could never do it :(


I've taken Spanish before, so I've been able to practice more. Although I had a lot of trouble, to begin with. The trick I used is what I like to call the "Pigeon Call" technique. You make a warbling sound like a pigeon, and this will give you a general idea of how the r-trilling works. I would suggest making that the temporary sound you use in replacing the trilled "r," then after you master that, you can trill your "r's" better. I hope that helps.


Does herra come from German "herr"?


Well, no, but it's the same root. It actually comes from Old Norse "herra," which came from Old High German "hērro." Source: https://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/herra


Would you mind adding the additional letters when also typing in English, so we can still type Finnish names?


If you are on mobile press "a" and "o" a little longer than usual. You should be able to find "ä" and "ö".


Thanks, yes I know how to do it on a mobile, but not on a computer (without installing a new keyboard)


Hmm, I do believe the letters are coming, since the volunteer team announced weeks ago that they had requested them to be added to the course, although for the life of me I cannot understand why it takes so very long. If you don't want to install a new keyboard, or keep copy-pasting the letters, I have no other suggestions for you than to wait for the update, unfortunately. :(


holding Alt+0196 on the numpad will give you Ä, and Alt+0214 for Ö, but I'm not sure how to get Lower case


Alt 132 = ä and Alt 148 = ö

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