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"Koirat sanovat hau hau."

Translation:Dogs say woof woof.

June 25, 2020

13 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Sarah803697

Surely "bow wow" should be accepted? It sounds even closer to the Finnish! Reported 18.03.21.


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

If my dog said "bow wow" I would take it to the vet.


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

If any of the animals here said what's ascribed to them, they are in need of medical attention. Including the humans. :)


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

English seems to have a lot of words for dog's noises, "woof, bark, bow-wow, arf, etc." These onomatopoeia lessons should allow more variations in their translation.


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

The dogs say woof should be accepted ! Reported !


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/carrie751687

I know it marked me off for "arf arf"


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Sarah803697

"Arf arf" is a wry / knowing human laugh said/written for comic effect where I come from.


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

I don't think it's even possible to spell an onomatopoetic word wrong. "Bow wow", "woof woof", "arf arf", etc. need to all be accepted. I'm not learning Finnish when Duolingo tells me that "bow wow" is not an acceptable way to say "woof woof".

Here's a thought: Maybe it's best not to use such words at all in a language course, since spelling, usage, etc. are all so variable even within a single language, let alone across several.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Sarah803697

It's "hear, hear" ... in case you were interested. It's short for "hear him, hear him" or "hear her, hear her".


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

Yeah, I know. I'm British. Just typed without thinking. A dangerous thing to do on these boards :)


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

How do they say bark in Finnish? Any good dictionary in Finnish ? Kiitos !

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