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"Mirri on onnellinen kissa."

Translation:Mirri is a happy cat.

July 15, 2020

9 Comments


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

I translated it as "Mirri is a contented cat", working from the information that onnellinen is a deeper sort of happy than iloinen, but that answer was not accepted. I reported it for "should be accepted," but maybe my sense of "deeper happiness" is inadequate? "Contented" might be too colloquial to my American English dialect?


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

I googled it quickly, and it seems that onnellinen might be a more permanent kind of happiness, while iloinen is a little more temporary. But anyone that actually speaks Finnish should really chime in and verify that.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/anne483250

You're right. In addition iloinen means you are showing the feeling by smiling or laughing. You can be onnellinen with a total pokerface. Which we Finns are very good at


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

Contented is not colloquial or restricted to a dialect. You can also just say "content" without the "-ed" of course. I wouldn't be surprised if both of those haven't been added yet.


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

It doesnt accept onellinen. It'a a typo and duolingo thinks I wrote the sentence in English.


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

This excercise is asking you to write in English.


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

For me it says type the Finnish you hear and it wouldn't accept any Finnish i typed, saying i entered English not Finnish.


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

Yeah, that happens sometimes with any of the languages. nJust type a sentence you know is wrong and then report it as a bug, saying you wrote (insert what you wrote) and it called it English.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/marmee-bee

I used ‘contented’ having been previously given this as a translation for onnellinen but it was not accepted !

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