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"Apua, vessassa on hirvi!"

Translation:Help, there is a moose in the restroom!

July 12, 2020

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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Andrei945058

Meanwhile in Finland... :D


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/RebeccaWir5

Whether it’s a moose or an elk, how and why did it get into the restroom?


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

In British English “hirvi” is “elk”, which is a different creature in north America


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

I'm sorry, but seriously? I'm sure I will use this at least a hundred times on my next trip to Finland! Why not something like: "Apua! Vessassa on rotta." or "Apua! Vessassa on vettä koko lattialla."?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Jenn334994

This should be two sentences. 'Help! There is a moose in the restroom!'


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/mpre53

I think there might have been a similar incident of an uninvited moose in a business in either Oulu or Rovaniemi. Or possibly a reindeer.


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

I imagine this happens constantly in Finland.


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

How would it be 'there is a moose in the water'?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/mpre53

Vedessä on hirvi.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/qLfdk96J

Should change moose to elk. If someone said there was a moose in the restroom I would think they were using slang and meant an ugly person. Also in British english no one would say restroom.


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

Well, you can use elk and toilet and various other words next time this sentence comes around and report all those suggestions so that the contributor team can decide whether to accept those too or not.

In the meantime, I find it reasonable that an American company defaults to American terms.


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

I think you will notice that the courses here are in American English.

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