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Spoken Finnish pronouns

February 23rd, 2018 Posted by Language No Comment yet

Some words are more important than others: Finnish pronouns are very important. Since pronouns are used in virtually every sentence, the way you use them is going to immediately signal how well you speak to your listener. But don’t worry, it’s pretty simple once you get the hang of it!

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Is it really time for another Finnish course?

February 20th, 2018 Posted by Language No Comment yet

There’s an unspoken rule that the more Finnish courses you take, the better. I don’t like this rule. Here’s what we assume when we think another Finnish course is what we really need, and 5 helpful questions to help you decide if another Finnish course is what you really need.

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Practicing the Finnish partitive case in real life – video

February 15th, 2018 Posted by Language, Video No Comment yet

I learned the partitive by trying to study it, and when that didn’t really help me grasp it, I TOOK TO THE STREETS. No, really. I read all the ads on the street and I hunted down the partitive. This is one of my favourite ways to learn. In today’s video, I give you an in-depth example of how I do this using a Subway ad.

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7 Simple Finnish Sounds That Come in Handy

February 8th, 2018 Posted by Language, Video No Comment yet

Today I’m excited to present you with a collection of 7 Finnish sounds! These sounds are carefully curated from real life and can be used at your leisure. Just insert them into different situations and watch what happens! 😉

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Vlog Q&A: “Kuinka kauan olet opiskellut suomea?”

December 17th, 2017 Posted by Blog No Comment yet

Miksi juuri tämä kysymys? Pari päivää sitten olin Helsingin junassa ystänä kanssa. Puhuttiin suomea ja vastapäätä istuva mies pahoitteli, että oli salakuntelemassa ja halusi kysyä vain pari asiaa minulta: mikä mun äidinkieli on, miten joudun Suomeen ja…kuinka kauan oon opiskellut suomea? Pahoin.kysymys.ikinä. Jos tunnet minut henkilökohtaisesti, ehkä tiedät, etten vastaa tähän kysymykseen selkeästi. Minun mielestä se…


Finnish Pronouns Video

November 22nd, 2016 Posted by Language 1 comment

In this video, you’ll learn: the 8 Finnish pronouns, their spoken forms, which ones are sometimes left out altogether & a few tips for how to remember them.

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Introduction to Finnish Cases with Lindsay Dow

November 15th, 2016 Posted by Blog No Comment yet

I’m happy to announce that Lindsay Dow, from, and I have collaborated to bring you a super concise post on Finnish cases and their basic usage! The post is an introduction, but it covers all of the 12 Finnish cases you actually need to know, so it has punch!

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Who is your Finnish expert?

August 18th, 2015 Posted by Language, Life No Comment yet

This might sounds like an odd question but have you ever wondered, who is the expert on Finnish? I don’t actually mean a person employed as a Finnish expert but rather, in the context of your life, who do you consider to be the expert on the Finnish? And when it comes to learning Finnish, is it an expert you should be turning to?

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How to answer the question ‘Puhutko suomea?’ (Do you speak Finnish?)

May 19th, 2015 Posted by Language 1 comment

In this video, I’ll share:

  • why you want to avoid uttering the phrase ‘en puhu suomea’ at all costs
  • a few more phrases you need to learn if you’ll be answering ‘KYLLÄ, PUHUN SUOMEA’
  • the #1 mistake you want to avoid when answering ‘KYLLÄ PUHUN SUOMEA’
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Real reason many don’t Learn Finnish (& not what you think)

April 13th, 2015 Posted by Language, Life 2 comments

Awhile back, I was talking with one of my students from the Finnish Language Group Program about how English in Finland gets to be so comfortable, that it’s easy to get stuck just speaking English.