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"Ja, det finnes kaffe."

Translation:Yes, there is coffee.

June 12, 2015

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

Per another discussion, "finnes" is the passive of "å finne" (to find), thus "is found". Yes, it is found coffee => Yes, there is coffee.

August 27, 2015

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

I think finnes translates to "to be available" so det finnes translates to it is available or there is..

June 12, 2015

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

finnes = exist

June 12, 2015

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

Ah thanks, that's a much better description. It exists == there is

June 13, 2015

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

thanks¡¡¡ much better

April 13, 2016

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

Mediopassive!

November 29, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/HugoRamirez5000

shouldn't it be: 'det finner kaffe' ?

March 13, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Deliciae
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That translates to "[it/that] finds coffee".

March 13, 2016

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

Can I also say "Ja, det er kaffee"

March 19, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Multi0Lingual4

I'm thinking that's more "it is" than "it exists/there is."

April 18, 2016

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

Finnes = There is / there are?

March 27, 2016
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