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30 Jun 2017 11:23

hrotha wrote:So I passed my Finnish entrance exam, which means I'll be learning it again after like 10 years. This is as good an excuse as any to top this thread.

Finland?! You just had to choose somewhere with an especially difficult language? I guess Iceland was your secondary pick then? :p

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30 Jun 2017 11:42

Netserk wrote:
hrotha wrote:So I passed my Finnish entrance exam, which means I'll be learning it again after like 10 years. This is as good an excuse as any to top this thread.

Finland?! You just had to choose somewhere with an especially difficult language? I guess Iceland was your secondary pick then? :p

Good luck come winter :D



Finnish is similar to Hungarian. I'd say Hungarian would be a good secondary pick!
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30 Jun 2017 11:55

I'm not actually moving to Finland, although I wish I was :p
I'll be attending an official Finnish language school here in Madrid.

(As a matter of fact, Icelandic WOULD have been my second choice. Am I that predictable?)
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30 Jun 2017 12:49

BullsFan22 wrote:
Netserk wrote:
hrotha wrote:So I passed my Finnish entrance exam, which means I'll be learning it again after like 10 years. This is as good an excuse as any to top this thread.

Finland?! You just had to choose somewhere with an especially difficult language? I guess Iceland was your secondary pick then? :p

Good luck come winter :D



Finnish is similar to Hungarian. I'd say Hungarian would be a good secondary pick!


Isn't Estonian also similar to Hungarian ?
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30 Jun 2017 13:05

Estonian and Finnish are quite similar, but while they're both related to Hungarian they are only distant relatives. Like, say, Portuguese and Norwegian.

Hungarian and Finnish language enthusiasts throw a little party whenever they come across recognizable cognates that aren't modern loans. :p
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30 Jun 2017 20:08

hrotha wrote:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1s32_ueBvkc

I only understand a few words here and there, but damn, Finnish is so gorgeous.


I also understood one bit.



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01 Jul 2017 11:36

I know one word in Finnish: Kahvi = Coffee.
Mainly know it from reading a comic book in which one of the characters is named Kahvi, we frequently joke about it.

I also know how to say "yes" in Hungarian. I'm not going to, though, coz I wouldn't know what people asked me.
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01 Jul 2017 12:05

You haven't picked up sauna or kiitos? Also the -läinen suffixes are fairly easy to pick up, I found.

In Iceland I could at least recognize some cognates from to help me get by.
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02 Jul 2017 20:06

Well, sauna means sauna. Dunno what a kiitos is, but it sounds like a kind of food.
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21 Jul 2017 10:07

RedheadDane wrote:Well, sauna means sauna. Dunno what a kiitos is, but it sounds like a kind of food.

Kiitos is simply thanks. The only finnish I've been able to pick up. :D
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21 Jul 2017 10:38

Kafviar wrote:
RedheadDane wrote:Well, sauna means sauna. Dunno what a kiitos is, but it sounds like a kind of food.

Kiitos is simply thanks. The only finnish I've been able to pick up. :D


I have never felt the need to thank a Finn.
Or maybe I have, but I did so in English.
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27 Jul 2017 15:22

hrotha wrote:So I passed my Finnish entrance exam, which means I'll be learning it again after like 10 years. This is as good an excuse as any to top this thread.

Myöhästyneet onnittelut!

Always weird, nice and funny to hear someone picking up my obscure mother tongue. Have fun with the suffixes. Even I cant name then all.
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05 Aug 2017 21:06

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hrotha wrote:So I passed my Finnish entrance exam, which means I'll be learning it again after like 10 years. This is as good an excuse as any to top this thread.

Myöhästyneet onnittelut!

Always weird, nice and funny to hear someone picking up my obscure mother tongue. Have fun with the suffixes. Even I cant name then all.

Kiitos paljon!

In my limited experience, the sheer number of grammatical cases isn't a problem for a non-native speaker. The real difficulty is choosing between 2-3 super common cases depending on what exactly you want your verb to convey. :p
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06 Aug 2017 17:27

....fave Finn word....Sisu....which means guts. intestinal fortitude....always wanted to name a bike team Sisu C.C.....

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