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

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

Post by finnlandia » Thu Dec 11, 2008 7:07 pm

Hyvää päivän jatkoa!

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

Post by Kyra » Fri Dec 12, 2008 10:08 am

There are a few Finnish educational materials on this side. And other languages too.

http://uz-translations.net/index.php

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

Post by hansu_s » Sat Feb 07, 2009 5:46 pm

Hei!
I'm from Finland. So if somebody needs help... I can teach you to learn how to speak Finnish(=suomen kieli). It's very easy :lol: .. to me...
I'm sorry about my bad english skills... ( In Finland we have to study also Swedish in the school and it sucks..(sorry Jens) and I can also speak little bit German too..)

Pitäkää hauskaa suomen kielen parissa! Jonain päivänä osaatte sitä täydellisesti!
who and why???

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

Post by NeonVomit » Sun Feb 08, 2009 12:46 am

Finnish looks like Norwegian and Italian went to war and the only thing that survived were vowels and the symbols above the letters.
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Re: I want to learn Finnish/Suomi, who could teach me?

Post by phoenix666 » Thu Feb 12, 2009 9:15 pm

NeonVomit wrote:Finnish looks like Norwegian and Italian went to war and the only thing that survived were vowels and the symbols above the letters.
indeed :lol:

but anyway i like this "warletter" and i wanna try it someday!

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

Post by Mormegil » Thu Feb 12, 2009 9:41 pm

phoenix666 wrote:
NeonVomit wrote:Finnish looks like Norwegian and Italian went to war and the only thing that survived were vowels and the symbols above the letters.
indeed :lol:

but anyway i like this "warletter" and i wanna try it someday!
Someone also said Finnish sounded like the language of Japanese cavemen. :lol:

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

Post by Noxica » Tue Feb 17, 2009 2:16 am

Mormegil wrote:
phoenix666 wrote:
NeonVomit wrote:Finnish looks like Norwegian and Italian went to war and the only thing that survived were vowels and the symbols above the letters.
indeed :lol:

but anyway i like this "warletter" and i wanna try it someday!
Someone also said Finnish sounded like the language of Japanese cavemen. :lol:

My favourite, which probably only Brits will understand, is that the Finns ended up with all the vowels the Welsh didn't want.

Then there was my mate's reaction to some choice Finnish vocabulary: "D'you think they just all got blind drunk one night and decided to make up a language?"

As for whoever it was who said Mandarin's complicated - it isn't really when you get into it. Mandarin grammar especially is amazingly beautiful in its simplicity, and some of the linguistic conventions are almost mindblowingly logical when you think about them properly. I'm currently learning Norwegian, Finnish and Mandarin, and Norwegian's basically Scandinavian German, Finnish is hilariously complicated (with a certain twisted logic to it) and Mandarin's my light relief every week.
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Re: I want to learn Finnish/Suomi, who could teach me?

Post by NeonVomit » Tue Feb 17, 2009 3:52 pm

Noxica wrote:
Mormegil wrote:
phoenix666 wrote:
NeonVomit wrote:Finnish looks like Norwegian and Italian went to war and the only thing that survived were vowels and the symbols above the letters.
indeed :lol:

but anyway i like this "warletter" and i wanna try it someday!
Someone also said Finnish sounded like the language of Japanese cavemen. :lol:

My favourite, which probably only Brits will understand, is that the Finns ended up with all the vowels the Welsh didn't want.

That makes sense. At least Finland is a real country :lol:
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Re: I want to learn Finnish/Suomi, who could teach me?

Post by a_Sniper » Tue Feb 17, 2009 6:25 pm

Most common word u need to learn in finnish is:

"Perkele"

who can translate that first? :D

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

Post by rakettitulppa » Tue Feb 17, 2009 6:46 pm

a_Sniper wrote:Most common word u need to learn in finnish is:

"Perkele"

who can translate that first? :D
It really doesn't mean anything, it's just the most useful word in Finland :) No, it means banana.

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

Post by Tulikaarme » Tue Feb 17, 2009 7:42 pm

a_Sniper wrote:Most common word u need to learn in finnish is:

"Perkele"

who can translate that first? :D
I think the Dudesons explained that one pretty well: "'Saatana' means Satan, and 'perkele' is the great grandfather of Satan." :D

Seriously talking, I've taught some Finnish to few persons on this forum already, and I think that all Finns around here should try to teach real stuff instead of making fun about others' ignorance. :roll: No hard feelings anyone, this is just my opinion.

Good luck learning!

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

Post by Luinedhel » Wed Feb 18, 2009 12:09 am

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

Post by NeonVomit » Wed Feb 18, 2009 2:25 am

Tulikaarme wrote: Seriously talking, I've taught some Finnish to few persons on this forum already, and I think that all Finns around here should try to teach real stuff instead of making fun about others' ignorance. :roll: No hard feelings anyone, this is just my opinion.

Good luck learning!

Give us a list of useful words and phrases! I want to visit Finland again in the near future (I promise I'll behave myself this time :P) and I want to be able to communicate! I did manage to navigate the Helsinki public transport system however.
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Re: I want to learn Finnish/Suomi, who could teach me?

Post by Noxica » Wed Feb 18, 2009 2:55 pm

NeonVomit wrote:
Tulikaarme wrote: Seriously talking, I've taught some Finnish to few persons on this forum already, and I think that all Finns around here should try to teach real stuff instead of making fun about others' ignorance. :roll: No hard feelings anyone, this is just my opinion.

Good luck learning!

Give us a list of useful words and phrases! I want to visit Finland again in the near future (I promise I'll behave myself this time :P) and I want to be able to communicate! I did manage to navigate the Helsinki public transport system however.
If you want to learn useful phrases and suchlike, I can recommend Terttu Leney's Teach Yourself Finnish and the little yellow Langenscheidt Finnish dictionary - between the two it contains everything you need to know, and a lot you'll never need in your life. Unless you ever need to compliment a porcelain painter on his or her work that is (the selection of vocab and phrases in Leney is particularly idiosyncratic).

Oh and as nearly every Finnish speaker I know said when I started learning, let me know when you hit Finnish grammar...you'll need someone to rant at :lol:

(If you just want a few phrases, I would, but it seems a bit cheeky doing so on a forum with so many native speakers on it, when I've only been learning since September :oops: )
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Re: I want to learn Finnish/Suomi, who could teach me?

Post by Mormegil » Wed Feb 18, 2009 3:12 pm

Noxica wrote:
NeonVomit wrote:
Tulikaarme wrote: Seriously talking, I've taught some Finnish to few persons on this forum already, and I think that all Finns around here should try to teach real stuff instead of making fun about others' ignorance. :roll: No hard feelings anyone, this is just my opinion.

Good luck learning!

Give us a list of useful words and phrases! I want to visit Finland again in the near future (I promise I'll behave myself this time :P) and I want to be able to communicate! I did manage to navigate the Helsinki public transport system however.
If you want to learn useful phrases and suchlike, I can recommend Terttu Leney's Teach Yourself Finnish and the little yellow Langenscheidt Finnish dictionary - between the two it contains everything you need to know, and a lot you'll never need in your life. Unless you ever need to compliment a porcelain painter on his or her work that is (the selection of vocab and phrases in Leney is particularly idiosyncratic).

Oh and as nearly every Finnish speaker I know said when I started learning, let me know when you hit Finnish grammar...you'll need someone to rant at :lol:

(If you just want a few phrases, I would, but it seems a bit cheeky doing so on a forum with so many native speakers on it, when I've only been learning since September :oops: )
Be more specific on what kind of situations you'd like to get phrases for and I'd be more than happy to help. I'm on a one week vacation and I've got nothing better to do. :lol:

Perhaps you could start with these:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Finnish_profanity

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

Post by Carcass » Wed Feb 18, 2009 6:39 pm

Mormegil wrote:I'm on a one week vacation and I've got nothing better to do. :lol:
Fuck you, Mormegil. Fuck you. :x

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

Post by Dave » Wed Feb 25, 2009 11:08 pm

Mormegil wrote:I'm on a one week vacation and I've got nothing better to do. :lol:
:lol: :lol: :lol:
Spamming is serious business!

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

Post by stratobabius » Wed Feb 25, 2009 11:21 pm

Some things anyone can do other than paying stratoforumers to teach :P

1) Search for univercities that offer foreign language courses, I don't think it's supposed to cost much and it's got to have an appropriate level.

2) Send a letter/email/call the Finnish embassy in your country for professors in your town that can teach you. It's obviously pricier, but you can do lessons as fast or slow as you like.

The second is what I *almost* did, learning Finnish unfortunately became one of my lowest priorities to date.

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

Post by NeonVomit » Wed Feb 25, 2009 11:31 pm

Noxica wrote:
NeonVomit wrote:
Tulikaarme wrote: Seriously talking, I've taught some Finnish to few persons on this forum already, and I think that all Finns around here should try to teach real stuff instead of making fun about others' ignorance. :roll: No hard feelings anyone, this is just my opinion.

Good luck learning!

Give us a list of useful words and phrases! I want to visit Finland again in the near future (I promise I'll behave myself this time :P) and I want to be able to communicate! I did manage to navigate the Helsinki public transport system however.
If you want to learn useful phrases and suchlike, I can recommend Terttu Leney's Teach Yourself Finnish and the little yellow Langenscheidt Finnish dictionary - between the two it contains everything you need to know, and a lot you'll never need in your life. Unless you ever need to compliment a porcelain painter on his or her work that is (the selection of vocab and phrases in Leney is particularly idiosyncratic).

Oh and as nearly every Finnish speaker I know said when I started learning, let me know when you hit Finnish grammar...you'll need someone to rant at :lol:

(If you just want a few phrases, I would, but it seems a bit cheeky doing so on a forum with so many native speakers on it, when I've only been learning since September :oops: )

I'll see what I can achieve. I usually have the language-learning skills of an inebreated frog...
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Re: I want to learn Finnish/Suomi, who could teach me?

Post by Luna » Sat Jun 13, 2009 8:23 pm

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

Post by Luna » Sat Jun 13, 2009 8:39 pm

Luinedhel wrote: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


Cya!
There is a type of teaching software named Eurotalk that devides Finnish into three levels,and it also provides several languages as learning language.(BTW,I'm not a sales promoter :wink: ))I haven't bought it yet but very interested in.If you wanna get more details you can check Amazon.com,there are a lot of materials relating to Finnish besides this software.Good luck to you!
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