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"Is the teacher painting a picture?"

Translation:Maalaako opettaja taulua?

July 12, 2020

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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/unolingo-404

Is ,,Opettaja´´ in the partitive case, cause the ,,a´´ at the end?


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

No, just "taulua" is in partitive case. Finnish nouns that end with a consonant in their base form are very rare.


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

Picture = kuva and painting = taulu. Shouldn't it be translated as "is the teacher painting a painting"


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

I guess, but it sounds weird to me – having been brought up with the maxim of "spacing out similar sounding words (unless for emphasis)".


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/TimK77777

Is "maalaako opettaja maalausta" really wrong? why?

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