Finnish explained *new video* ‘yksityisalue’

Long words can seem intimidating, it’s true. But you know what’s really cool? Once you start to look at their roots and compare them with the words you already know, you might be surprised to see some overlap. This happened with the long, compound word that’s the subject of episode 3 of the Finnish Explained video series!

I love breaking down and demystifying Finnish so I’ve used that as inspiration for this first season. In each video, I’ll take a short sign written in Finnish and explain, not only what it means, but also the grammar behind it. Sometimes there are nuances, subtleties and other fun stuff. Overall, Finnish has always been a wonder… and learning the language has left me with a lasting impression of awe about how we express ourselves, communicate and what language shows us about our perception of the world. 

I hope you enjoy the series as much as I’ve enjoyed making it!

In this video, we cover the compound word ‘yksityisalue’ and the associated grammar we can learn from just this one (compound) words.

If you haven’t seen the related video about ‘työmaa-alue’ you can check that one out here: https://youtu.be/Qk4ojxVVli8

Please leave comments or questions below, and don’t forget to send in your own signs for future episodes!

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