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ViperXL50
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Greetings. First Post

Post by ViperXL50 » Fri May 08, 2015 5:47 am

Hello from New York everybody!

I've been curious about the Finnish language for many years now. Would somebody please translate the following sentence using colloquial Finnish? Thank you.

"Finnish. Now that's a language one rarely hears around here." Or something to that effect.

I can do the first word: "Suomi...."

Thanks



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Post by Upphew » Fri May 08, 2015 12:00 pm

ViperXL50 wrote:Hello from New York everybody!

I've been curious about the Finnish language for many years now. Would somebody please translate the following sentence using colloquial Finnish? Thank you.

"Finnish. Now that's a language one rarely hears around here." Or something to that effect.

I can do the first word: "Suomi...."

Thanks
Suomi. Siinäpä kieli mitä täällä ei yleensä kuule.
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Post by ViperXL50 » Fri May 08, 2015 5:08 pm

Thank you.


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Post by Spirit of the Forest » Sat May 30, 2015 1:55 am

Upphew, isn't it Suomea? Because Suomi is used to refer to Finland itself.

Puhutko suomea? Do you speak Finnish? - isn't that how you say it?

Or suomen kieli.


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Post by Rosamunda » Sat May 30, 2015 10:04 am

suomi, suomea, suomen, suomeksi... it's the same word - just different endings (due to the grammar).

Suomi - Finland
suomi - Finnish


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Post by Upphew » Sat May 30, 2015 10:27 am

Spirit of the Forest wrote:Upphew, isn't it Suomea? Because Suomi is used to refer to Finland itself.

Puhutko suomea? Do you speak Finnish? - isn't that how you say it?

Or suomen kieli.
One could have translated the example sentence:
Suomen kieli. Siinäpä kieli mitä täällä ei yleensä kuule.
But in that you would repeat the word kieli, and that sounds a bit silly.
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Post by Spirit of the Forest » Sat May 30, 2015 6:10 pm

Thanks for the explanation.


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