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Friday at 06:30 PM
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Hi FinnishPod101 listeners!

How often do you do housework?

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Tuesday at 04:25 PM
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Hello Bob,


Thank you for your posting.


Yes, you are right. The past tense of the word "pitää" is "piti", so, the sentence should be then "Tyttö todella piti koiranpennuista." Thank you for pointing this out! 👍 Sorry for the error.


Let us know if you have any question.

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Bob
Friday at 02:52 PM
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Hi Team FinnishPod101 (Paivi?)


Tyttö todella pitää koiranpennuista. "The girl really liked the puppies."


This sentence is exactly the same as the present tense sentences in the above lesson. I have an expectation that the past tense would change pitää to something like pitti. Am I correct to assume this?



As to your question, "How often do you do housework?"...

I didn't know I was allowed to stop doing housework. What a game changer!

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Wednesday at 08:21 PM
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Haha, ok Corinna! :grin:


Best Wishes, Parhain terveisin,

Päivi

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Corinna
Saturday at 03:54 PM
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Moi Päivi!


Okay. :stuck_out_tongue_winking_eye: Haha, whoops, yeah, I think that's what I meant. :laughing:

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Friday at 09:37 PM
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Moi Corinna!


Yes, I think you could also say it's like that :wink: - except I think you meant plural, not partitive?


Best Wishes, Parhain terveisin,

Päivi

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Corinna
Monday at 03:10 PM
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Moi Päivi!


Okay, I think I get it; if you're talking about chores or housework in general it's the partitive, but if you're taking about something specific being a chore you can use the singular?

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Monday at 12:39 AM
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Moi Corinna!


No worries, "repetition is the mother of learning", etc :wink:


I'd say it is quite rare to see the 'kotityö' as it is, in its singular form, but for example it may appear in headlines, studies etc. For example, "Imurointi on suosituin kotityö" - 'Vacuum cleaning is the most popular chore/housework'.


Parhain terveisin, Best Wishes,

Päivi

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Corinna
Friday at 03:21 PM
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Moi, Päivi!


Oh, I see. I think the partitive case being used when something is in progress in one of the other lessons, and it slipped my mind. :stuck_out_tongue_winking_eye: :sweat_smile: Is there a situation where you would say "kotityö"? Or do you just always use the partitive?

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Friday at 01:08 AM
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Moi Corinna!


Good question! :thumbsup:

"Kotityö" is the singular noun for housework/chore. In the sentence "nainen tekee kotitöitä", the "kotitöitä" is in plural and also in the partitive case. It is actually a custom to use the plural with this word within a sentence - "mieheni tekee kaikki kotityöt" - 'my husband does all the chores.'

And when you are in the action of doing something, you use the partitive case, as you are kind of answering the question "what are you doing?":

"Korjaan autoa" - 'I am fixing the car'

"Neulon villapaitaa" - 'I am knitting a sweater'

"Teen joka päivä kotitöitä" - 'I do housework every day'


I hope this clarifies it a bit :wink:


Best Wishes, parhain terveisin,

Päivi

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Corinna
Wednesday at 03:15 PM
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I'm just wondering how "kotityö" turned into "kotitöitä"