Kutittaa wrote:tuulen wrote:Carlylarly wrote:Damn it, i am not a genius!!
Just remember the saying, that Finnish is not difficult but is just different.
How about this. Finnish is different AND difficult.
yes, I can't imagine being native in English and then start learning Finnish - must be darn hard! For me it's not that bad, I speak Slavic language which is quite difficult in itself (when considering grammar) with lots of cases etc., so I can easily relate it to the use in Finnish grammar (they're used basically in the same way), although the words are of course totally different. Maybe it's the same case as with finnish hockey player Sasu Hovi who played for Slovakian team, he spoke Slovakian very decently in quite short time, although I have some english friends living here for years unable to utter more than simple phrases. I'd say it's one or those few cases when it sucks being English native