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"Kuu on punainen kuin veri."

Translation:The moon is as red as blood.

June 28, 2020

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

"The moon is red as blood" should be accepted here too, right?


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

"The moon is red like blood" may be a better translation here


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

I think (as a .uk English speaker) "The moon is as red as blood" is more idiomatic than "the moon is red like blood"


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

It is a simile, like or as, so it works either way.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Tarja930164

In order to this English sentence to equal to the Finninsh sentence the word "yhtä" needed to add. "Kuu on yhtä punainen kuin veri."


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Liz968343

The first "as" should be removed. Sounds weird. "The moon is red as blood" would be better


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/qLfdk96J

The moon is blood red.


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

The moon is red as blood sounds more natural to me as well. It's like saying you're white as a ghost or the vigilante is black as night...


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

"Sanokaa, mitä sanotte, punainen kuu on huono enne." from the Finnish dup of the 90's Moomins. Muistatteko?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/VinnHoward1

An observation...punainen kuin veri...red as blood...kuin meri...as the sea...sounds like Queen Mary in English. Mary...Queen of Scots. My Irish ancestors were from Finlandia about 1900 years ago.

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