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"Cross-country skiing is fun!"

Translation:Hiihto on hauskaa!

July 23, 2020

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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/LukeDodd8

The English version is more specific than the accepted translation. Cross-country skiing (English) vs skiing (Finnish)


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    You're right but we usually say just hiihto when we mean cross-country skiing and laskettelu for downhill skiing.


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

    I generally agree, but also find that this a changed a bit over the years. 30 years ago I could be sure that someone meant cross country when they said hiihtää, but now... not so much.

    To Luke: Cross country skiing is called maastohiihto or murtomaahiihto in Finnish. They sound very formal, though! People often shorten murtomaahiihto just to murtsikka.

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