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"Is this Hungarian or Finnish?"

Translation:Onko tämä unkaria vai suomea?

July 24, 2020

6 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/IdanTene1

This should probably be tai, as from context we cannot assume it can only be one of the two (i.e. it can be neither)


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Anna839191

both tai and vai are okay since we don't have any context


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

What is actually the difference between tai and vai?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/IdanTene1

/tai/ is inclusive OR (i.e. this, that, or both), whereas /vai/ is exclusive OR (this or that, but not both).

The Wiktionary example is also quite useful: Söitkö sinä leivän tai hedelmät? - have you eaten bread or fruit (or both, or neither), vs Soitkö sinä leivän vai hedelmät? - did you eat bread or fruit (in a sense of, which of these two have you eaten; the "both" and "neither" are not acceptable answers here)


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/El.en.a.

Is this question about people or languages?


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

Languages. Might also be a part of map, but not people.

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