[quote="The Wolverine"] hiuma entaa. (i guess the spelling might be a bit wrong). quote]
Took me while to figure out what that might be..
Think it is "huomenta" which means "good morning" if you put "Hyvää" in front of it..but Finns usualy grunt just a "huomenta" = "morning" perhaps because they dont think mornings are "good" times.
Here is a link to a few words with audio if you have a sound card in your PC.
Look also at the links here:
The section "this is Helsinki" has lots of usefull info and is actualy written by one of our members who works for this newspaper.
Ref Your question about Finnish having no word for "please"..
There are ways around this problem..
If you are asking for something e.g in a shop you can end your request with "Thank you" i.e. Kiitos.
When offering/giving something to someone it is usual to say "Olka Hyvää"
The means "be so good" or "please accept this!"
But dont worry just say "please" and "thank you" and "Sorry" most Finns, even small children, will understand these basic English manners.
We ought to tell you that Hank is a Finn..that is why he knows so much.
He has offered to meet you when you arrive to give you a quick introduction.. I suggest you take up his offer.
When do you arrive in Finland??