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Community made Fact Card:

In Finland, there's a town called Candyland (Karkkila).
      made by Diapolo10


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5 years ago #9540383        
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A finn confirms: Candyplace is better translation to Karkkila than Candyland.
By the way, we also had Handicapped place here in Finland (Vammala).


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Karen

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6 years ago #9479964        
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From ThunderbirdSuomi:

"I cannot seem to find the original fact card but, "Karkki" means candy in Finnish and "-la" is just a suffix for place. So "Candyplace" would be more accurate but yes, Karkkila loosely means Candyland. "

Hinoron

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4 years ago #9756645        
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That might be awkward to surprise an American with, particularly a black American.
"Candyland" has kind of a different context for them.
(Watch the movie D'Jango if you're not sure what I mean.)

Karen

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6 years ago #9473162        
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Well, at least this isn't the only site to give that translation :)

https://www.facebook.com/LearnUselessFinnish/posts/10100520530998872

Can any finns kindly confirm? :)
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