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Translation:Onko vastaus oikein vai väärin?

July 18, 2020

7 Comments


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

When is it oikein and when is it oikea?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Erin181519

why okiein not oikea and väärin not väärä?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Dave78684

Google translate gives oikea, väärä


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

Google translate is notoriously terrible at translation, especially when it comes to Finnish. It's only somewhat reliable for understanding the gist of the source text.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/MichaelO-J

In the name of all that is unholy, don't use Google Translate for learning Finnish.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/MichaelO-J

'Vai' forces a choice between two options, 'tai' doesn't.

Haluatko teetä tai kahvia? = Would you like tea or coffee? Or both? Or something else, if neither is to your taste?

Haluatko teetä vai kahvia? = Would you like tea or coffee? Pick one, because you can't have both.

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