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"Anna haluaa maistaa salmiakkia."

Translation:Anna wants to taste salmiakki.

July 17, 2020

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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/michelle.packman

I think it would be a good idea to accept the idomatic phrase "she wants to try salmiakki". The dialect of american english I speak, you dont ever hear "I want to taste ___". It actually would be really awkward for someone to say "I want to taste x", it would come off sort of creepy lol


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

This, in this exercise I feel like I'm more forced to learn their weird english than finnish.


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

You can report it, remember it's in beta so you have a lot of influence


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

Why isn't "the salmiakki" accepted?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Sarah803697

... or "some salmiakki"?


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

She can have all of it


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Martha94435

Would it be wrong to translate this as "Anna is a masochist"? :)


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Dan646349

So we're required to translate "rahka" to "quark" but we're wrong if we translate "salmiakki" to "salted licorice"? Hmmm


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

Is that what salmiakki is, salted licorice? Never heard of it.


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

Yes. Because those are two different things.

They are SIMILAR, but not identical.

And in Finland salmiakki is far more popular.

It's an actual distinction that you run across in candy stores, groceries, and even 'apteekki.' You can get liquid salmiakki in apteeki. I have never seen.salted licorice in apteeki. (Apteeki is the 'drug store' or 'chemists.')


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

It's salmiak in English


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

I'm a native English speaker and I never heard of that! Where have you encountered it?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Kyleco5088

Surely "Anna wants to taste some salmakki" should be accepted?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Sarah803697

Yep - that's just what I tried to put. Will report.

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