Nainen lukee kirjaa.

06:02 Feb 2, 2001
Finnish to English translations [Non-PRO]
Finnish term or phrase: Nainen lukee kirjaa.
A single sentence I have been asked to find out what it means for a university course on using diffreent sources to find information.
Sophie Randle

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naA woman is reading a book.
A Roppola
naThe woman is reading a book
Desmond O'Rourke



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The woman is reading a book

Nainen = woman. Finnish does not use articles and the translator must infer the correct use of "the" or "a" before a noun.
lukee = reads, is reading
kirjaa = book (partiitive case of "kirja", indicating she has not read the entire book at this point.

Desmond O'Rourke
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A woman is reading a book.

nainen = a woman

lukee = is reading

kirjaa = a book

    working in the public sector in an English speaking country for over 32 years.
A Roppola
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