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  5. "The bog is near the creek."

"The bog is near the creek."

Translation:Suo on lähellä puroa.

June 28, 2020



Like with "keskellä", I think "lähellä" is a postposition that requires the noun to be in the genitive case. So the correct sentence would be "Suo on puron lähellä".


"Suo on puron lähellä" and "Suo on lähellä puroa" are both correct.

Here's a source about these: https://uusikielemme.fi/finnish-grammar/syntax/constructions/finnish-prepositions-prepositiot-partitiivi/ read the part 2.2. Pre- & Postpositions


Thank you so much! Uusi kielemme has been a lifesaver.


You're welcome! You're right, Uusi kielemme is an amazing source for Finnish grammar and I have probably linked it like six times already to different conversations these last days :D

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