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"Norjalaiset harrastavat usein hiihtoa."

Translation:Norwegians often have cross-country skiing as a hobby.

July 17, 2020

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

Cross-country skiing is just one type of hiihto. The question did not specify murtomaahiihto, thus "cross-country" should not be required.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/psychobabble25

This native English speaker had always heard both cross country skiing and downhill skiing called skiing


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Eke546533

"Downhill skiing" is more like "laskettelu" in Finnish.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/psychobabble25

Duo marks "Norwegians often have skiing as a hobby" as wrong. It's not.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Eke546533

You are right!


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

In Finnish speech "hiihto" is the same thing as "murtomaahiihto". Therefore "harrastan hiihtoa" is immediately understood to mean cross-country skiing. If it's any other type of skiing, it has to be specified.


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    Hiihta is just skiing,


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

    What is wrong with "Norwegians often have a cross country skiing hobby"?

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