"We are painting the chair."
Translation:Me maalaamme tuolia.
Several sentences of this exercise have the direct object in partitive (or is it a different case with the same form?? You never know...) Is the direct object ALWAYS in partitive, regardless of whether it's a part of something or a whole object? Why aren't there any Tips for this Unit? I miss them so much... Thank you!!!
There are no direct and indirect objects in Finnish grammar, only objects. What is an indirect object in English is an adverbial in Finnish. Partitive case is applied to an object when the verb expresses an ongoing or irresultative action, or when the object is partial. Otherwise accusative case is used.