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"Mämmi on suomalainen herkku."

Translation:Mämmi is a Finnish delicacy.

July 9, 2020

12 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/B-Ryan4

The mämmi is a strange way to say it. You could just leave off the The. Mämmi is a Finnish treat


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Juha757388

Yes, I would describe it as uncountable in English.


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

Yeah, you would say "sugar is...", "water is...", "bread is.. ", not "the sugar is...", "the water is...", "the bread is..."


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

Even if it was countable you wouldn't use "the", it just sounds awkward


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

If it were countable, we'd say it in plural (without "the") to make a generalisation about it like this.


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

Yes, adding "the" makes it Finglish.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/jasu133573

Also, why are you lying to people, it's not a treat, hahhaha


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

Haha, it's pretty good with milk and/or cream and sugar, but even then I can only eat a very small portion, and not even every Easter.


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

You either love it or hate it, there's no in between. I (American) love it but my husband (Finnish) hates it with a burning passion.


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

It's so good, don't you dare :(


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Suda76286

true, it's vile stuff...


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

A treat to some, punishment to others.

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