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"There are still many green leaves in the tree."

Translation:Puussa on vielä monta vihreää lehteä.

July 29, 2020



There are still many green leaves ON the tree


Why not paljon instead of monta?


It would have to be a different sentence then, vihreä lehti would have to be in plural partitive, not singular, which isn’t even covered in this course. Check out the use of monta vs paljon here https://www.finlandforum.org/viewtopic.php?t=64224

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Monta is the partitive form of moni. "monta vihreää lehteä" is all in partitive.


ON the tree is correct in English. Please, fix. Reported


This is about the thrid question I've had today where the hints have told me to change my correct answer to an incorrect answer. Reported, but very frustrating


why is it not "ovat" but "on"?


I think that in this case we are speaking that there is something in the tree regardless the amount of the things in the tree, hence the third form of singular.


I believe it is because it is using the possessive case. For objects the possessive case ends in -ssa instead of -lla. Minulla on (I have, puussa on (the tree has)


yhä ja vielä sama asia tässä yhteydessä.


I thought that nominative ends in two vowels then the ending of the partitive is 'ta/tä', for exampe maa - maata, radio -radiota. Is ' vihreä - vihreää' an exception or other examples exist?


It actually is formed in different ways, there are too many rules to describe in a comment. Here is a brief article on that, I think it covers most of the basics https://uusikielemme.fi/finnish-grammar/finnish-cases/grammatical-cases/the-partitive-case-partitiivi


Kiitos. This is a very useful link. For my question, the answer is as follows:

Adjectives fairly regularly end in -ea/eä. In these cases, we can use both the ending -a/-ä and -ta/-tä. The single -a is much more common in current Finnish, so I would suggest using that form. In spoken language, you will hear vaikeeta, tärkeetä and nopeeta, with a long vowel sound.

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