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"It is late. It is already seven o'clock."

Translation:On myöhä. Kello on jo seitsemän.

July 19, 2020

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

Can I say "On myöhä. Se on jo seitsemän"?


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

Not really, since "kello" which "se" would refer to is not mentioned then. If somene asked you "Mitä/paljonko kello on?" you could then say "Se on...", but not here.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Kerry816867

Can I not say Se on myoha [with accents]


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

No, Finnish does not use dummy subjects (The "it" in the English one doesn't refer to anything. What is late?)


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

There has been no consistency on whether or not "Se on..." or "Kello on..." is correct or incorrect throughout these lessons.


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

It depends on the context. If "kello" is mentioned in another sentence, like a question ("Paljonko kello on?") you don't have to repeat "kello" but instead can just say "se". If the sentence must stand on its own, i.e. there is no other mention of "kello", you have to say "Kello on...".


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Anja210076

What is the opposite of myöhä? Is it aikaisin or aikainen?


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    Not correct

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