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"Anna ja Leo haluavat käydä Suomessa."

Translation:Anna and Leo want to visit Finland.

July 14, 2020



Why does the "ssa" in the end is used? I thought it meant "in (place)"


Certain verbs requite specific case endings on connected words. Käydä + -ssa. With exceptions for certain locations where you use -lla or -llä. Minä haluan käydä Tampereella for example.


It is very well explained here https://uusikielemme.fi/finnish-grammar/location-cases/the-inessive-case-missa/ This sentence's case is specified in 1.4. In shortcut - word käydä is always used with the -ssa ending (inessive case).

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    This basically means anna and Leo want to go to Finland.


    Not sure why "Anna and Leo want to go to Finland" would be wrong? Thank you for looking into it.


    To go to Finland is mennä Suomeen - for a shorter or longer time, perhaps even permanently. Käydä Suomessa on the other hand implies that they just visit Finland, for instance as tourists.

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