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"Englanti todella on vaikea kieli!"

Translation:English really is a difficult language!

June 26, 2020

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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/S.Downs2

English is a really difficult language


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

That's a totally different sentence. (Englanti on todella vaikea kieli.)


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

Well, it´s a different nuance, but I would not say ´totally different sentence´.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/jacke0094

I think 'is a really' and 'really is a' should be interchangeable


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

These sentences would mean different things although still pretty close. "English is a really difficult language!" -> "Englanti on todella vaikea kieli!" You sternly state this as a fact or your opinion where as "English really is a difficult language." is more of a realization you get after trying it out and come to that same conclusion. I'm no linguist so I cannot give proper terms or explain it better, but I do believe this is what they intended.

Edit-> added everything below:

Also the emphasis changes on these sentences. "English is a really difficult language." <-Emphasis on "English" and "English really is a difficult language." <-Emphasis on "really" and this same emphasis change happens in the Finnish versions of the sentences.


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

Right, but it sound really unnatural and it's rarely used in this form. Those versions, both English and Finnish, are Maybe used on books.


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

This is basic language use. In Finnish nuance and emphasis are created through word order, so I think this is a very good, basic example of just that, an example of what you might bump into when hearing spoken Finnish (not just written Finnish). :)


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Paula232018

-on todella - should be accepted!

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