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"Tämä kaupunki on melko pieni."

Translation:This city is pretty small.

July 2, 2020

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

Using pretty as the nr. 1 correct translation before teaching the actual word for pretty/beautiful is hazardous. When translating melko in my head pretty didn't even come to my mind, quite and rather did. Please let's use a more specific word for lessons if one exist and skip those that can also mean something very different. Quite should not only be accepted but preferred for this and should definitely be added to the hints before pretty to avoid confusion.


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

Except British English and American English use "quite" in nearly opposite ways. "Quite small" in British English would equate to "kind of small" in American usage, and "quite small" in American English would translate to "very small" in British usage.

I am American. I learned this somewhere on the internet.


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

Isn't it kaunis?


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

"quite" should be accepted for "melko", I think?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/lk_
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It should. Remember to report :)


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

Imho melko is more quite/rather than pretty, having pretty as a hint is confusing even if it is correct

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