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" Korjaavatko he lamppua? Korjaavat."

Translation:– Are they fixing the lamp? – Yes, they are.

June 26, 2020

10 Comments


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

My response to this question was "- Are they fixing the lamp? - Yes." I know that this isn't the complete translation, but in earlier skills, answers similar to this were accepted (like, "- Oletko sinä Pöllölä? - Olen."). Should this type of answer be accepted, or should I fully translate the answer ("Yes, they are", instead of just "Yes")?


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

Agreed, I put in that "They are" and that was also rejected. I'll report it as well.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Jean-LoupR

I omitted the yes 3 sentences ago and it was fine with it but now it isn't? It needs to be a bit more consistent with what is considered an acceptable answer.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/EkaterinaM332864

Honestly, there's no word YES in this exact sentence and several similar in this level. That is why, in my opinion, "They are" should be accepted.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/DavidHough15

It is important to know that this is how one says "yes" in Finnish in many cases. The Celtic languages work the same way, as did the older Indo-European languages. As does English in wedding ceremonies.


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

Yep, and in Irish English, answers without yes and know, such as "they are" are common (influenced by the Irish language). They're perfectly possible in other dialects too.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Lavnia114285

It would be great if Duolingo offered some Finnish grammar lessons. I'm so confused on how to build a period itself.


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

The tips are available in the browser version, not the app, unfortunately. Maybe some day.


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

What'so wrong about "yes, they are"?


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

How many people do you need to fix a light bulb ?!

One up the ladder to change the bulb, one to pass him the new bulb, and one holding the ladder.

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