"to stink"

Translation:haista

July 30, 2020

3 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Rochelle924

This is incorrect. Haista would mean 'to smell'


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

It's not incorrect. Both to smell and to stink are correct


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

Finnish usually makes a distinction between pleasant and unpleasant scents. If the scent is pleasant, the verb tuoksua is used. The verb haista is associated with unpleasant scents. The latter is more likely to be used as the neutral option as well, although there are regional differences in this matter. :)

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