"maalata"

Translation:to paint

June 25, 2020

4 Comments


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

I assume this has the same origin than the German malen and Swedish måla (to paint)


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/lkthrj
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Yep, it made its way to Finland through Swedish.


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

The suggestion says both "painting" and "to paint" are fine but when I chose "painting", it marked the answer as wrong. Why?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Rk5I3

I don't think "painting" would be correct for this one. A painting would be "maalaus" or "taulu," "Painting (is fun)" is "Maalaaminen (on hauskaa)" and "(They are) painting" would be (He ovat) maalaamassa." I suppose the hint is wrong, if it showed you that.

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