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"suola ja pippuri"

Translation:salt and pepper

July 6, 2020

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

Salt-N-Pepa not an accepted answer? ;)


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Andrew317096

Haha, im glad someone else tried that too


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/HastaLaVista83

It is interesting that even Finnish which differs so much from most European languages both in terms of vacabulary and grammar has some cognates / loanwords of Latin and / or Greek origin (suola, pippuri, tomaatti, sipuli, sinappi, ...).

Well, "tomato" obviously originates from some middle American language.


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

They are directly next to Sweden, after all.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Alex709318

I thought that they might have been introduced to finland by some other countries


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Georgina685298

Pippuri is the best word ever.


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

"A salt and a pepper" is wrong? Vau


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

This sentence is about the seasonings, which are uncountable in English. If you say "a salt" in English, you are working in a chemical laboratory. If you say "a pepper", you mean the fruits that are sold in grocery stores. If you want to count the seasonings, you have to say "a grain of salt" or "a corn of pepper".

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