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Finnish Language Question?

What is the difference between Soulainen and Soulaista?

August 1, 2020

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

Suolainen is in the nominative case (the subject of the sentence), Suolaista is in the partitive case.


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

As suolainen (prativiivi: suolaista) is an adjective, it can be used as attribute to a noun (i.e. beside the noun). Then there both noun and adjective take the same case. When the adjective stands after "on" it must sometimes take partitiivi, because of the content of the noun (cf. link in the other comment).


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

Just throwing an example here to demonstrate: "a salty fish" = "suolainen kala" "I'm eating a salty fish" = "syƶn suolaista kalaa".

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