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"kissa ja kala"

Translation:a cat and a fish

July 14, 2020

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

And what do we get? A catfish! :P

BUT a catfish in Finnish is monni, whereas our word kissakala (merikissa) in English is actually the Atlantic wolffish (seawolf, which would literally translate to merisusi). Argh... xD


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Dylan600886

First the dog got hold of the big steak, now the cat has the fish. No point in warming up the grilli today...


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Ollie-Benson

Does "kissa" have any relation to Russian "kiska" - "kitten"? Not sure if there is, but just thought it was interesting how sort of similar they are :)


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

well i know nothing about it but it would make sense seeing the countries are close

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