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"Grandpa is cleaning."

Translation:Vaari siivoaa.

July 12, 2020

7 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Anurk10

Grandpa, grandfather > vaari, ukki, pappa, isoisä. All are usable. Grandma = grandmother > mummi, mummo, isoäiti


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

Isoisä and vaari are synonymous in modern Finnish, and are the two most common words used. Isoisä is the most neutral and official term used in government documents etc, so at least isoisä should be accepted even if you can't fit in "ukki", "pappa" etc.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Miska829335

Vaari is word derived from the a Swedish word 'far'. I think a real Finnish word 'isoisä' should be accepted.


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

It should accept isoisä, makes no sense that you have to guess the exact word they're choosing for the exercise.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Keegan595791

I also put in isoisä and it did not accept.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/JMCD197080

Isöisä is the neutral version for Grandpa


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

*isoisä -- I think the translation for that would be "grandfather", not "grandpa".

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