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"Tässä on pieni pöllö."

Translation:It has a small owl.

June 27, 2020

14 Comments


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

I would think that the correct translation in English would be 'Here's a small owl' (within reach, for example when someone is holding it and showing it to you)?


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

Yup, sounds good!


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

"It has" refers to a "someone has" not somewhere that "tässä" (there is) refers to


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

Yup, this is wrong, did you report it?


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

Maybe not ... or even if they did, it's the same 5 months later. Will report again - 22 Dec 2020.


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

Yeah, I've given up on these sentences. It seems they'll be overhauled in the next version of the tree.


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

Maybe we could go full David Attenborough? "Here we have a little owl"? Seriously, I do get the impression that this could be a good translation (drawing attention to something that is near and reachable / easily viewable). Just need to avoid the "it has" at all costs!


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

No no, there are ways of understanding this sentence as "it has". I've just given up on trying to squint hard enough and also make you all squint equally hard to get us all to see them... For now.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Frances942049

I agree with the comments below and have tagged a number of places where this occurs in the exercises. This just is NOT the equivalent of English "It has."


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Pinky851118

Silla on = it has Tässä on = there is...(right) here


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

So I copied this sentence to my native finnish friend, and just told him to translate. Instant reply is "Here is a small owl". This is really-really misleading. If you actually need to write it out, it will get accepted, but tells you that the right answer is: It has an owl.


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

It is a small own


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

No. That would be se on

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