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"Tämä maa on Venäjä."

Translation:This country is Russia.

July 18, 2020

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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/BarAdal3

Finnish might be the only country in the world that calls Russia by a different name than the Russians call themselves.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Jan-Olav

Well, in Estonian Russia is called Venemaa.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/BarAdal3

Finnish and Estonian might be the only languages in the world to call Russia something unique. Except maybe Mandarin.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/BarAdal3

Yep, just checked, and they call Russia "俄国" (éguó, "oo-goo-oh").


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/eik55

Isn't that quite common? Deutschland for Germany, Magyarorszag for Hungary, etc?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Y-Xie

That is a shortened form, the whole name is 俄罗斯.


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

And in Hungary: "Oroszország" ;) Latvian: "Krievija" (Aug. 2020)


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/FrancisDon20

@BarAdal3 You mean Finland might be the only country? Finnish is not a country


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

Well, I wonder why we are calling Finland Finland when the Finnish call their country Suomi and themselves suomalainen. Surprising indeed!


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

That has a deal with history, cause there was a tribe Fine, who lived on the territory of modern Finland and were described by Romans in 96 A. D. And the nation, calling themselves Suomi only started to exist in... Something like 9th or 10th century, but most of people got used to name this country like Romans did, so that's why it is so)


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

I love Finish and japan.


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

I love how they use the bear images for tasks about Russia!


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/simon486678

Sounds like surprise. Did you get off at wrong bus stop, or did snow obscure

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