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"Ja, det finnes kaffe."

Translation:Yes, there is coffee.

3 years ago

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https://www.duolingo.com/JohnPMChappell
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Per another discussion, "finnes" is the passive of "å finne" (to find), thus "is found". Yes, it is found coffee => Yes, there is coffee.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/SteveDawgNZ
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I think finnes translates to "to be available" so det finnes translates to it is available or there is..

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/fveldig
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det finnes/det er = there is

finnes = exist

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/SteveDawgNZ
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Ah thanks, that's a much better description. It exists == there is

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/SonsolesPr

thanks¡¡¡ much better

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/edwin.walker

Mediopassive!

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/HugoRamirez5000
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shouldn't it be: 'det finner kaffe' ?

2 years ago

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That translates to "[it/that] finds coffee".

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/forkMe

Can I also say "Ja, det er kaffee"

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Multi0Lingual4
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I'm thinking that's more "it is" than "it exists/there is."

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Mawusas

Finnes = There is / there are?

2 years ago