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"Uh-oh, is he late again?"

Translation:Voi voi, onko hän taas myöhässä?

July 8, 2020

5 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/leevi342447

No one ever uses voi voi. I've lived in finland my whole life and haven't heard anyone ever use that. Voi ei (oh no) is a lot more common, and used for situations like this


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Anna839191

yeah, voi voi is rarely used seriously. a lot of people use it ironically or mockingly though


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

Yeah, that sounds more like something that would be written in books etc. but no one says that in the spoken language. I myself often say "Oivoi" instead, or even "Oivoivoi" :D But that's more of... well, voivottelua and keeping noise rather than actual words :D (And now my Finnish brain can't remember if 'to keep noise' is even proper English or if I just translated a Finnish saying...)


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Jackie847172

I mostly hear people saying "voi voi" to young children and pets.


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

Seriously? It should be "voi voi" instead of "oho" for "uh-oh". I thought this course graduated from beta...

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