"Finlands huvudstad heter Helsingfors."

Translation:The capital of Finland is called Helsinki.

November 23, 2014

8 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/sustained

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

September 19, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/dfpeterson

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

March 6, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/mirsilla

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 :)

April 19, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/Snommelp

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

January 30, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Arnauti

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.

January 31, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/NathanHill16

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.

April 19, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Keith98606

"Finland's capital is Helsinki" was rejected. That seemed like as litetal a translation as could be!

March 22, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/Keith98606

Oops, I missed that it said 'heter' and not 'är'.

March 22, 2019
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