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"Grandma wants to hug you."

Translation:Mummo haluaa halata teitä.

July 14, 2020

7 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/minn.a

"Isoäiti haluaa halata sinua" is correct too but wasn't accepted. Reported


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/S__O
  • 214

Mummo is also isoäiti (fathers or mothers mother).


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/gStar73

And mine was "Mummi" anyway.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/S__O
  • 214

I never said my grandma as "mummo". I think "mummo" is "some old old woman." I called my my mother's mother as "mummi" and father's mother "isoäiti". Every family seems to have different practices and words. That's why I can't accept that there is one and only right translation here.

In Swedish it's easier. Mother's mother is "mormor" or "mommo" (pronoused same as Finnish mummu) and father's mother is "farmor" or "famu".


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Patito1703

Why teitä and not sinua? What did I miss here?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/S__O
  • 214

That would be also correct.

This is just a beta version of this course, and not all correct translations have yet been approved.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/keithdavis19

Grandma is Isoäiti and should be accepted . Mummo or mummo is also fine but in fact is derived from Swedish Mormor and strictly speaking not Finnish

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