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"Tuolla on järvi."

Translation:There is a lake there.

July 16, 2020

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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Caren41441

Tuolla has always been translated to "over there", seems like it should be an accepted answer too?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/IanWitham1

When I did this lesson, the correct answer was, "There is a lake there."

My answer was, "There is a lake." In English, we might say, There is a lake over there," but we would not say "There is a lake there."


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

"the lake is over there" is in my opinion the correct translation


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

I vaguely recall being very lost by a prior discussion on this when I'd first entered dl-finnish, but now a bit further along, I'm still urged and now slightly more confident to ask whether the Finnish (proto-Sami) conception or geographic scale of a jarvi (lake) is more in proportion with a meri (sea), and therefore being so large, just can't even be pointed at, as "right there",... or "over here", but rather can be rendered it as being (generally) "there" as in "existing"?

I'm enjoying my intro by dl-finnish (bundled with all its unique challenges, subtle partitive, minor technical glitches, a vibrant supportive mentorship, and quirky discussion banter), almost in the same way, as when as a kid i was introduced to negotiating the maze-like wonders held in a traditional thesaurus.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/WilliamYang76

In duolingo, Why is "tuolla on järvi" "there is a lake there", and is "tuolla on joki" "there is a river over there" in english


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/chr1siosal

Agreed. This is the most finicky and inconsistent module I've ever encountered on Duolingo.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/clairelanc3

There is a lake over there. Why is it suddenly wrong?


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

It's not. Report it


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/kn4ge

Answer provided by the department of redundancy department.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/WilliamYang76

Why is 'tuolla on järvi' 'there is a lake there' in english, and 'tuolla on joki'


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

I think that should be an accepted answer


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/clairelanc3

Has it to do with the lake? Everywhere else "over there" is required. Not just accepted.


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

Report it. It should be accepted


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

"Over there is the lake" is correct (verified)

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