How long should it take for me to learn Finnish?

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ErikF
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How long should it take for me to learn Finnish?

Post by ErikF » Sun Jul 13, 2014 3:28 am

How long does it generally take for a native English speaker to become somewhat proficient in Finnish?



How long should it take for me to learn Finnish?

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jahasjahas
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Re: How long should it take for me to learn Finnish?

Post by jahasjahas » Sun Jul 13, 2014 6:07 pm

How are you planning to study it? Are you living in Finland or elsewhere, will you have time to take classes, will you be interacting with native speakers?


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Re: How long should it take for me to learn Finnish?

Post by ErikF » Sun Jul 13, 2014 10:11 pm

I will be in either Stockholm or Uppsala in Sweden.


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Re: How long should it take for me to learn Finnish?

Post by Pursuivant » Mon Jul 14, 2014 10:20 am

About as long as it would take for a Polish plumber in Lille to learn English proficiently.
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jahasjahas
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Re: How long should it take for me to learn Finnish?

Post by jahasjahas » Mon Jul 14, 2014 12:08 pm

Living in Sweden doesn't magically make you learn Finnish. You have to study the language. :lightbulb:


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Re: How long should it take for me to learn Finnish?

Post by Rekkari » Wed Jul 16, 2014 12:36 am

Perhaps just a coincidence, but it requires exactly the same number of days as the number of licks it takes to get to the center of a Tootsie Roll Pop. In other words, the world may never know just how long it takes to become proficient in Finnish.

Seriously, though, it could take you 12 months or 25 years. It all depends on your particular circumstances, the learning material you have available, and the effort you're willing to put into it.


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Re: How long should it take for me to learn Finnish?

Post by foca » Wed Jul 16, 2014 1:00 am

My Finnish friends are staying in Uppsala ( though I am not sure if they are going to be there next year) . I could inquire if they wanna swap Finnish for English
What do you want from me?????


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