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Nainen lukee kirjaa.

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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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Summary of answers provided
naA woman is reading a book.A Roppola
naThe woman is reading a book
Desmond O'Rourke


  

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45 mins
The woman is reading a book


Explanation:
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.
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Desmond O'Rourke
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7 hrs
A woman is reading a book.


Explanation:
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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