"Finlands huvudstad heter Helsingfors."

Translation:The capital of Finland is called Helsinki.

3 years ago

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"The capital of Finland is Helsinki" was rejected even though people often leave out the called/named.

3 years ago

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I know there is a city in Sweden called Helsingborg (my mormormormor was born there) do they have the same Swedish root?

3 years ago

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The common theory for the name of Helsingfors seems to be that it's named after the old Swedish province Hälsingland, which is where a lot of the original inhabitants of the city came from. The name Hälsingland comes from the Swedish word 'hals', meaning isthmus, and I would guess that the same word is the base of Helsingborg as well. So they're sort of from the same root :)

3 years ago

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What do the Suomalainen call Helsinki? Does anyone know? I like knowing the names of places according to the people who live there.

1 year ago

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In Finnish, it's Helsinki and in Swedish it's Helsingfors. As you probably know, Finland has two official languages, Finnish and Swedish. So it's called both by people who live there, depending on their native language.

1 year ago

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Is "The capital of Finland is called Helsingfors" accepted? I had "Helsingfors" underlines in red, but on reflection I may have left out the word "called", and Duo didn't know how to tell me it was needed.

5 months ago
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