1. Forum
  2. >
  3. Topic: Finnish
  4. >
  5. "The tall Finn is singing a t…

"The tall Finn is singing a tango."

Translation:Pitkä suomalainen laulaa tangoa.

July 17, 2020

4 Comments


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

Singing a tango?


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

Yes! Some tangos have lyrics. This is a rather well known finnish tango: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pdAA3O2T4xY


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

Is it partitive because he is singing "a part" from the genre of Tango?


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

Basically yes. It's not possible to sing an entire tango at once, or the entire genre, so it's partitive. It's the same way when you know a language - you might know it well, but you never know all of it, so that's partitive too.

Learn Finnish in just 5 minutes a day. For free.