I want to learn Finnish/Suomi, who could teach me?

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I want to learn Finnish/Suomi, who could teach me?

Post by Luinedhel » Mon Nov 03, 2008 1:14 am

Hi everybody!

My name is David, I'm new on this forum. I am 17 years old, from Argentina, and i would like to learn to speak and read Suomen Kieli.
I think there's a lot of people here who speaks that tongue, since this forum is from Finland, so I'm waiting for someone to let me know something :D


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Re: I want to learn Finnish/Suomi, who could teach me?

Post by Stealth » Mon Nov 03, 2008 1:35 am

I don't speak Finnish, pero si querés te enseño un poco de castellano fierita. :D
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Post by Luinedhel » Mon Nov 03, 2008 1:41 am

Jajaja, no me va a hacer falta por ahora xD
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Re: I want to learn Finnish/Suomi, who could teach me?

Post by Carcass » Mon Nov 03, 2008 2:04 am

You have a private teacher right here, if you rent me a flat in Bariloche and pay me a salary suitable for my education. ;)

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Re: I want to learn Finnish/Suomi, who could teach me?

Post by Mocosienta » Mon Nov 03, 2008 4:33 am

OMFG! Spanish here! D:
Everybody here speaks spanish and Finnish
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Re: I want to learn Finnish/Suomi, who could teach me?

Post by Lurdi » Mon Nov 03, 2008 11:52 am

OMG! I would also like to learn Finnish, but I think it will take a life to learn a bit! :P I think I'm already a bit late... :(

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Post by eagledreamr » Mon Nov 03, 2008 12:00 pm

Puedo enseñaros el francés :roll:
Anyway, me gustaría también aprender Suomi, pero para el momento inglés, castellano y alemán, con un poco de noruego bastan!
Seriously, Finnish seems to be a very interesting language to learn.
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Post by Lurdi » Mon Nov 03, 2008 12:15 pm

eagledreamr wrote:Puedo enseñaros el francés :roll:
Anyway, me gustaría también aprender Suomi, pero para el momento inglés, castellano y alemán, con un poco de noruego bastan!
Seriously, Finnish seems to be a very interesting language to learn.
And very complicated too...I think children will learn how to read, write and speak at the age of...10??? :D

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Post by eagledreamr » Mon Nov 03, 2008 1:53 pm

No, Timo K just finished to discover all the misteries of his language, now he can read and write perfectly ! :lol:
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Post by Carcass » Mon Nov 03, 2008 2:23 pm

Lurdi wrote:
eagledreamr wrote:Puedo enseñaros el francés :roll:
Anyway, me gustaría también aprender Suomi, pero para el momento inglés, castellano y alemán, con un poco de noruego bastan!
Seriously, Finnish seems to be a very interesting language to learn.
And very complicated too...I think children will learn how to read, write and speak at the age of...10??? :D
Nah, kids learn to write and read faster than in English-speaking countries. Finnish is a very simple language to write and read. Easier than Spanish. No tricks, no special rules.

The grammar might be a bit tricky for you, though. And the vowels: a, e, i, o, u, y, ä, ö. I know some Spaniards who have studied Finnish, it's quite easy for them to get the pronunciation right.

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Re: I want to learn Finnish/Suomi, who could teach me?

Post by Mormegil » Mon Nov 03, 2008 3:42 pm

Here's a tip about learning finnish: Don't.

Learn a language that's not that complicated and/or that's not used by mere 5 million people in the world. :P

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Re: I want to learn Finnish/Suomi, who could teach me?

Post by AGAG » Mon Nov 03, 2008 7:46 pm

Why not? it would be fun! :P
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Post by Luinedhel » Mon Nov 03, 2008 8:06 pm

Mormegil wrote:Here's a tip about learning finnish: Don't.

Learn a language that's not that complicated and/or that's not used by mere 5 million people in the world. :P
If I want to learn a language, it's for how does it sounds, not for how hard it seems nor how many people use it. :?
Also I already speak spanish, english and italian, so I would like to learn another one just for fun.
The sound of the vowels is the same than spanish ones, excepting y, ä and ö, but I already learned its pronunciation, so all that lasts is grammar and vocabulary. Kiitos
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Re: I want to learn Finnish/Suomi, who could teach me?

Post by Mormegil » Mon Nov 03, 2008 8:23 pm

Luinedhel wrote:
Mormegil wrote:Here's a tip about learning finnish: Don't.

Learn a language that's not that complicated and/or that's not used by mere 5 million people in the world. :P
If I want to learn a language, it's for how does it sounds, not for how hard it seems nor how many people use it. :?
Also I already speak spanish, english and italian, so I would like to learn another one just for fun.
The sound of the vowels is the same than spanish ones, excepting y, ä and ö, but I already learned its pronunciation, so all that lasts is grammar and vocabulary. Kiitos
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Fair enough if you like it. It just seems like awful waste of time for someone as lazy as me. :P

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Post by NeverendingAbyss » Mon Nov 03, 2008 9:49 pm

Te enseño castellano verdadero (Chileno)
I don't know Suomi, but you can go to that Finnish section!
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Post by Luinedhel » Mon Nov 03, 2008 11:07 pm

Eso es cualquier cosa.
Please try to reply in english, so everybody can understand. The finnish section is meant to native speakers of finnish, I can´t uderstand it yet!
Again, if anyone can give me just an orientation, i'd be thanked for the help.

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Post by NeverendingAbyss » Tue Nov 04, 2008 5:44 am

well, you can ask them in English and maybe more than one person will reply. I'm pretty sure there are English speakers in the Finnish section. Give it a shot!
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Post by finnlandia » Tue Nov 04, 2008 11:25 am

Kaunista päivää kaikille!

I learn the Finnish language recently.
Many people said it that heavy. Though not.

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Re: I want to learn Finnish/Suomi, who could teach me?

Post by Carcass » Tue Nov 04, 2008 12:40 pm

Luinedhel wrote:Eso es cualquier cosa.
Please try to reply in english, so everybody can understand. The finnish section is meant to native speakers of finnish, I can´t uderstand it yet!
Again, if anyone can give me just an orientation, i'd be thanked for the help.

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http://www.google.fi/search?q=learn+fin ... =firefox-a

Three links from the first page:
http://oppiminen.yle.fi/easyfinnish/
http://www.finnishschool.com/
http://www.unforgettablelanguages.com/frames_a14.html

(Most of the vowels are indeed the same as in Spanish, but when you actually try to speak Finnish it might not be that easy with two [or three, in fact, the Spanish Y is not a vowel; in Swedish there is one more: Å] extra vowels)

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Post by Lurdi » Tue Nov 04, 2008 12:44 pm

Mormegil wrote:Here's a tip about learning finnish: Don't.

Learn a language that's not that complicated and/or that's not used by mere 5 million people in the world. :P
That's what makes a language even more interesting, Carcass. Nowadays learning English is not something exceptional, not even for those countries such as Germany, Sweden, Finland...The vast majority of you speak English. Here in Spain the thing is quite different. You have to take into account that we have everything translated into Spanish. People are not used to listen to the English language unless you really want to and as a consequence you have to do everything on your own.
I believe all languages are important in the whole world, no matter how many speakers it has. Learning languages is always beautiful. You realise how different speakers understand the same things in a different way, different concepts.

By the way, when and how do you start learning English in Finland or any other country? How's the process? I am really interested in this.

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Re: I want to learn Finnish/Suomi, who could teach me?

Post by Lurdi » Tue Nov 04, 2008 12:53 pm

Luinedhel wrote:
Mormegil wrote:Here's a tip about learning finnish: Don't.

Learn a language that's not that complicated and/or that's not used by mere 5 million people in the world. :P
If I want to learn a language, it's for how does it sounds, not for how hard it seems nor how many people use it. :?
Also I already speak spanish, english and italian, so I would like to learn another one just for fun.
The sound of the vowels is the same than spanish ones, excepting y, ä and ö, but I already learned its pronunciation, so all that lasts is grammar and vocabulary. Kiitos
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Well, grammar and vocabulary is always the hardest part. That is actually the crux of the matter.
And practice is always really important, but how can somebody practice a very different language such as Finnish, Swedish...You have two options: 1 Go to that very country to learn it or practice it 2 Get a native boyfriend/girlfriend

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Post by RazielSR » Tue Nov 04, 2008 1:26 pm

I can't understand this topic. If you wanna learn a language, what's the point of being here saying "I wanna learn suomi". If you wanna learn suomi, then go to learn it in some academy or something.

I think I'm gonna make a topic called: "I wanna learn to play the keyboard like Jens Johansson".


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Post by JensJohansson » Tue Nov 04, 2008 2:45 pm

RazielSR wrote:I can't understand this topic. If you wanna learn a language, what's the point of being here saying "I wanna learn suomi". If you wanna learn suomi, then go to learn it in some academy or something.
As usual, for any curious Finnish dilettantes, I can but proffer my own shitty online translation tool:

http://jens.org/finx/

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Post by black death » Tue Nov 04, 2008 3:55 pm

http://jens.org/finx/ wrote:tsekki
chech
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Post by RazielSR » Tue Nov 04, 2008 4:11 pm

hahahaha that translation tool is wonderful. I will use it for Kotipelto guestbook (you know, there are a lot of finnish people talking with Kotipelto in soumi and it seems they hide something!! ) :D :D
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Post by NeverendingAbyss » Tue Nov 04, 2008 11:16 pm

Mormegil wrote:Here's a tip about learning finnish: Don't.

Learn a language that's not that complicated and/or that's not used by mere 5 million people in the world. :P
Then how do you explain Mandarin? 2 billion people talk that language and it seems very complicated!
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Post by Luinedhel » Wed Nov 05, 2008 3:27 am

As usual, for any curious Finnish dilettantes, I can but proffer my own shitty online translation tool:

http://jens.org/finx/
That's useful too, thanks.
I can't understand this topic. If you wanna learn a language, what's the point of being here saying "I wanna learn suomi". If you wanna learn suomi, then go to learn it in some academy or something.
There is a point, you can see I live in Argentina, And as you can imagine, the chair where I'm sitting in is over 20.000 km from Finland, so it's a little journey. Also, there aren't much finnish people here.
Maybe in Buenos Aires, but not too much indeed (Unless you want me to learn it from Tarja Turunen Herself), but here in my hometown there simply aren't finnish people, and an academy of finnish is simply something unthinkable. So i decided to make a mate in internet. It's not to weird, I think.
Learn to internet! :)

http://www.google.fi/search?q=learn+fin ... =firefox-a

Three links from the first page:
http://oppiminen.yle.fi/easyfinnish/
http://www.finnishschool.com/
http://www.unforgettablelanguages.com/frames_a14.html

(Most of the vowels are indeed the same as in Spanish, but when you actually try to speak Finnish it might not be that easy with two [or three, in fact, the Spanish Y is not a vowel; in Swedish there is one more: Å] extra vowels)
Thank you very much. I think it will help me a lot, but it would be better if I could talk to any finnish too, so I could check if I am progressing. You can give me your E-Mail adress, and if you want, I can ask you some things, and so...

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Post by eagledreamr » Wed Nov 05, 2008 9:07 pm

JensJohansson wrote:
As usual, for any curious Finnish dilettantes, I can but proffer my own shitty online translation tool:

http://jens.org/finx/
:shock: Amazing tool ! :shock:
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Post by Mocosienta » Thu Nov 06, 2008 9:32 am

JensJohansson wrote: As usual, for any curious Finnish dilettantes, I can but proffer my own shitty online translation tool:

http://jens.org/finx/
D: Wow
There is a translator of: Spanish to Finnish D:
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Post by mariela » Mon Dec 01, 2008 4:21 pm

Si, pero el traductor esta desde hace poco! Lo se porque antes ya me habia fijado y no estaba jaja :)

Suomi seems to be difficult, but besides Spanish, I speak Armenian, and you have to see THAT, it's symbols, first you have to learn how to draw them ...
It's a beautiful language, I've learnt to speak and write in Armenian at school, so I can do it pretty well. I was born here in Buenos Aires, Argentina, but my roots are in Armenia. :)

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