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"Paljonko nuo isot korvapuustit maksavat?"

Translation:How much do those big cinnamon rolls cost?

July 14, 2020

10 Comments


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

I entered in large, which is how one would say this type of thing in English and it was marked as wrong. I reported it for correction.


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

I'd say "big". I hope you only made a report to have "large" accepted as well and didn't report "big" as incorrect.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/HappyMatty1

I don't know the difference between large and big but only large got accepted


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

There isnt really a difference


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

There's basically no difference most of the time. "Large" sounds slightly more formal. There are some situations where only one works though. For example, older or younger siblings can be called "big/little brother/sister", you'd never use "large" or "small" there except as a joke.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/DavidHough15

Or if you were commenting on their size rather than their age.


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

Like other examples, there's no reason for cinnamon and rolls to be separate, I don't think


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Sarah803697

What do you mean? I hope you don't think it should be "cinnamonrolls"? Definitely incorrect. That would be up there with "thankyou" and "alot" in the cringe stakes.


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

Pfff. Large and big. I got hit. Is iso big and suuri large?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Sarah803697

Going purely by Google Translate ... yes.

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