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"I do not want to live in Finland but in Argentina."

Translation:En halua asua Suomessa vaan Argentiinassa.

July 26, 2020

10 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/JuanRF90

I'm from Argentina and I say: You are crazy


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/JamesRitch14

Am I not able to say "minä en halua..." and I have to say "En halua..." ?


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

both are correct


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/JamesRitch14

Ugh. I keep getting this marked incorrect


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

Are you reporting those correct-but-marked-as-incorrect answers using the little flag? That's how they get added as possible answers.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/mpre53

I've repeatedly reported it and added why it should be allowed in the comment section.


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

Should "mutta" not be correct as well as "vaan"?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Jackie847172

No, Finnish has two kinds of "but" words for different contexts:

"Vaan" is for contexts in which the second phrase negates or corrects the first. The equivalent in English would be "but rather" or "but on the contrary". For example, "The store is not open, but rather closed". - "Kauppa ei ole auki, vaan kiinni."

"Mutta" is for contexts when the second phrase does not negate the first. Instead, you can think of it as adding on to the first idea. For example, "I went to the store, but it was closed." - "Menin kauppaan, mutta se oli kiinni."

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