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"Millainen koira se on?"

Translation:What kind of dog is it?

June 30, 2020

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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Tinh1000000

millainen is a contraction of minkälainen—of which is formed by minkä (“what”) + suffix -lainen (“kind of”). For our case, suffix -lainen can be further traced back to laji (“kind, sort”—borrowed from an old form of Swedish slag!) + suffix -inen (akin to “having the quality of”).

minkälainen may be used in place of millainen (though largely replaced by the latter), especially if one wants to stress that word or the question's importance.


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

Was wondering where the word comes from, since it seems to hold a lot of information but no rules/origin were described for it. Kiitos!


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

If I would like to say "what kind of dog is X" x being name of the floofer

Would

Millainen koira X on ?

be how to insert this, or does it need to be adjusted


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

That's perfect! Hyvä!


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/IvoLeon2

What kind dog it is

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