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"Montako" vs "kuinka moni"

What's the difference between them two? Why is "montako" not allowed here "How many Finns can ride?" https://forum.duolingo.com/comment/40351422

July 28, 2020



Kuinka monta (or montako) has more the meaning of "how many individuals". So how many people in a particular small group can ride horses, for example. They are countable.

Kuinka moni (or moniko) is more like a percentage or an approximate number of a larger group, in this case a whole population. So the answer could be X% of people or (rounded to) Y thousand people.

In practice, you may see Finnish speakers using these forms less strictly than this.

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That is difficult even me, who is native "kielioppinatsi".

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