"Åland är öar i Östersjön mellan Finland och Sverige."

Translation:The Åland Islands are islands in the Baltic Sea between Finland and Sweden.

December 30, 2014

9 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/JosephCapo1

This sentence is way too hard to type when it's heard = (

September 10, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/AntoineKa

"archipelago" should also be accepted as an alternative for "island group" or "islands".

October 19, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/devalanteriel

That's skärgård in Swedish. Not all islands form archipelagos, after all.

June 23, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/jwbards

Didn't I see Ålands as an acceptable English translation in another question? I entered "The Ålands are islands between ...". Should that be accepted? Tack.

September 17, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/lk_
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Although Åland consists of many islands, they all make one place called Åland. In the same sense one could talk about "Swedens" or "Finlands" when referring to the countries with islands - which does not make sense.

June 23, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/jwbards

Except it's not "The Sweden Islands" or "The Finland Islands". I was thinking more along the lines of The Falkland Islands, where one could say just "The Falklands." But if it doesn't work, that's fine. Tack!

June 23, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Rumour_man

How is this:'Åland is a group of islands, in the Baltic Sea, between Finland and Sweden' wrong? and this: 'Åland is islands in the Baltic Sea between Finland and Sweden.' is right - according to Duolingo? 'Åland is islands...' is not grammatically correct English.

November 9, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/0bFBUUq2

What's wrong with The Alands versus the Aland Islands

November 21, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/devalanteriel

It's just not a name in common use.

November 21, 2018
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