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"Musti on söpö koira."

Translation:Musti is a cute dog.

June 26, 2020

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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ilmater49

Well, I understand the description, that "Musti" is a traditional dog name, but if that's true, why is there a cartoon series with a cat (!) named Musti? :-D


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

I guess the Belgian cartoonist didn't speak Finnish and also didn't know that Musti is a traditional dog name in Finland. If you name your cat Musti in Finland, people will be very confused because everyone knows it's the most typical dog name there is.


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

This always confused me as a Belgian who moved to Finland ^^'


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

Traditionally used especially as a black dog's name, as "Musti' is like a cutesy version of 'musta' (the color black). But it's usage is not limited to black dogs. Would be weird to come across, say, a white dog called Musti though. :D


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

But if someone is 'mustis' (colloquial), it's a "cute" way of saying someone is jealous (over a loved one), which is 'mustasukkainen' [one wearing black socks].

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