Vol. 11 (2022)
Studi e Saggi

Definiteness and Indefiniteness. A Comparative Perspective on Finnish and Italian

Lena Dal Pozzo
Università degli Studi di Firenze

Published 2022-12-23


  • Articles,
  • Definiteness,
  • Finnish-Italian,
  • Specificity,
  • Translation


The article focuses on one of the crucial aspects that differentiates Italian and Finnish: the way to express definiteness and indefiniteness. Italian is a typical article-language whereas Finnish has no such means to convey definiteness or indefiniteness but other linguistic strategies can be optionally used. After presenting the main characteristics of Italian and Finnish we will discuss which can be the challenges in translation and for language learners.


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