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"Who are you looking for?"

Translation:Ketä sinä etsit?

July 20, 2020

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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Jean-LoupR

The plural should be an acceptable answer too FYI


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/lk_
  • 1969

Indeed. Sinä/te can be omitted too.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Helen58674

Can you also say. Kuka


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Esther-Louise

Sooooo...? Ketä is who and kuka is whom?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/lk_
  • 1969

Vice versa. Both can be "who" (as in this example) but in addition they have slightly different use cases, roughly like this:

  • kuka – who, which
  • ketä – who, whom.

Some examples:

  • kuka auttaa? – who helps/who is helping?
  • ketä autat? – who are you helping?
  • kuka auttaa ketä? – who's helping whom?

Finnish may also use other interrogatives, e.g.

  • kenelle kirje on? – whom is the letter [addressed] to?

I know it's not straightforward but don't worry too much about them in the beginning. You'll get them eventually :)


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Esther-Louise

Thank you for a great answer!


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

Shouldn't is be 'WHOM are you looking for?

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