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Kuka sinä olet or Kukas sinä olet?

In the tips for lesson one the example sentence says "Kuka sinä olet", in lesson two another example says "Kukas sinä olet". Is there a difference or just a typo?

July 9, 2020

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

There is a difference! "Kuka sinä olet?" is a very neutral sentence, whereas "Kukas sinä olet?" has a suprised tone in it. The latter one is common when speaking to little kids or babies. It can also be used in a belittling way like saying "Ja kukas sinä olet?!" or "Kukas se sinä luulet olevasi?" etc.


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

Interesting! Kiitos.


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

And fonetically they are very close to each other. But anyway, you will manage with either one of them.


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

-s is an enclitic particle used mostly in the spoken language only. It makes a question more informal or colloquial or even rhetoric (I wonder who you are).


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Shay144533

Now that's interesting!


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

Ja kukapas se sinä sitten olet?

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