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"Onneksi me emme tarvitse autoa."

Translation:Good thing we do not need a car.

July 28, 2020

15 Comments


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

This "good thing" form really shouldn't be the recommended English translation. Some people may drop the "It's a" at the start but seeing it in written form just feels very wrong. Whichever of "luckily", "thankfully", "fortunately" matches the Finnish meaning closest would be better. Combining the colloquialism with a separated "do not" sounds especially odd.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Rk5I3

I agree. Furthermore, "good thing" would translate to "Hyvä juttu" in Finnish, and that's also a colloquial way of saying the same thing in Finnish.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Pete215

I think “Fortunately” is also OK.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Mickal841387

Can't "thankfully" work here?


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

I'd say so. Did you report it using the flag already?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Mickal841387

Thanks for your reply. I didn't want to report without being sure first :) But I think I can still do it.


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

I'm not sure you can anymore. But next time you come across it ;-)

If I'm almost sure I'm right, I tend to report it anyway, and leave it up to the contributors to decide...


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Mickal841387

I was still in the same exercise, so I came across it and reported it. True, I'll do that too.


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

Joo! Polkupyörä on tosi makee


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

Username checks out.


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

I tried "luckily", didn't work


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Rk5I3

I tried "luckily" and it works for me (Feb 2021). I think either that or fortunately is the closest one to "onneksi."


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/clairelanc3

Why not "a good thing" ? Both sound awkward to me. What is the difference in Finnish between "a car" and "the car"?


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

I used lucky, but that was marked wrong :(

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