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"Mr. Pöllönen, this is Anna."

Translation:Herra Pöllönen, tämä on Anna.

June 25, 2020

9 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/5nfrm

As in English you can abbreviate mister to Mr., in Finnish you can abbreviate herra to Hra!


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Tauno1

Yes, and "miss - neiti - nti", and "mrs - rouva - rva"


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/wattu77

Yes, although it's kinda rare from what I've seen


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/marie-helmi16

And it's actually really uncommon to use herra and rouva. That's old fashioned or really formal


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

What do you use instead then?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/LinusKarlb1

Nothing, just names


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Roberto406630

It would be helpful if there were a virtual keyboard with special characters -- like there is with other Duo courses.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Ellen625734

You can add the Finnish keyboard in the settings on your phone, although then it will obviously be there outside of Duolingo as well. I did that with Spanish and English (my original one is in Swedish)


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/BarAdal3

or you could also add a generic multi-language keyboard and long press on keys for special characters

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