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"Is that juice or soda pop?"

Translation:Onko tuo mehua vai limonadia?

June 27, 2020

10 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Elina919225

The word "limonadia" sounds wrong. It shouldbe more like limon[ah]dia instead


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/p0pe0fn0pe

Kiitos. I was wondering about that


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/pa1975

True. The right pronunciation in Finnish is in fact such as you have already described.


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

It sounds as if she is saying "limoneidia" (suomi aksentti), instead of "limonadia".


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

Why is the partitive used here for "mehua" and "limonoadia"?


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

It's for the same reason that the question in English is not "Is that a juice or a soda pop?". We are talking about a category. :)


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

I think you just fixed my "why and what is partitive" problem. I've been doing this skill for days and am still very confused. But thanks, I think this will really help! Heck, take all my lingots.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Aino671720

I wonder about this, too.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/pa1975

Duolingo would better correct the question and change by 'Is that juice or soda?'.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/pitti42

I used "tai" and it was accepted. But why is "vai" also valid? It can't be both juice and soda at the same time, right? Maybe I just don't understand vai and tai, but I thought vai is an inclusive or, and tai is an exclusive or.

Edit: Nevermind. They are actually the other way around. I got them confused. After some research I found something that explains the difference.

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