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"Karhu seisoo purossa."

Translation:The bear is standing in the stream.

July 7, 2020

6 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Miska829335

How am I meant to know in this context whether I should be using a or the?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Timo-opettelee

The answer is, you don't know. Both should be accepted.

It really depends on what was written/said before, or what would be written/said after. Or if this is in a movie/real-life context, you could tell whether it's a bear that has been introduced before ("the"), or just some random/new bear ("a").


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

You can't, and you can report that so Duolingo can eventually have them both as correct!


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

I agree that both should probably be accepted, but this sentence does imply "the". "Purossa seisoo karhu" would imply "a".


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

Creek should be accepted also.


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

Puro means stream

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