Any apps recommendations for learning fi?

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PepeNero
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Any apps recommendations for learning fi?

Post by PepeNero » Thu Feb 22, 2018 11:37 am

Terve kaikille,

I'm learning finnish just for fun (no, I'm not a masochist) and I'm somewhere between B1 - B1.2. I've used the Pimsleur audio course, a book and the worddive app for 1 month.
I like worddive but it lacks of grammar lessons and/or building complete sentences. This applies to almost all other apps I know - I don't wanna just learn vocabulary but using them and building whole sentences etc.

Any recommendations?

kiitti!



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metsämurmeli
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Re: Any apps recommendations for learning fi?

Post by metsämurmeli » Tue Mar 06, 2018 4:11 pm

You could use Anki, and either hope to find a deck from someone else to import, or feed it your own sentences, which you found in dictionairies, or wiktionary, books, etc. I personally add sentences to every word I add, with hint fields, so I can check my knowledge of rektio and all that.

https://apps.ankiweb.net/ - I think the iPhone app costs a small fee, since donations are not a thing in Japan. The android app is maintained by someone else, and is free. Also, I think you need to have it on a comp, and sync from there.


Rosamunda
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Re: Any apps recommendations for learning fi?

Post by Rosamunda » Tue Mar 06, 2018 9:42 pm

Which Worddive app are you using for Finnish?

Try the YKI course. It has full sentences (quite simple ones but subject/verb/object) under different topics.
The YKI course is the one that prepares you for the Keski Taso language test which is needed in order to apply for citizenship. Worddive has a special course designed with that particular test in mind.

And then there is the vast warehouse of authentic everyday scenarios Shopping, working life, applying for benefits etc
https://www.kotisuomessa.fi/

You can register, or not, it's free either way. Choose a theme eg working life työelämä, then a topic eg kauppa / vaateosasto and you will find short videos for revising vocabulary, and comprehension exercises (multiple choice)
https://www.kotisuomessa.fi/web/site-45 ... age-137003
https://kotisuomessa.fi/web/site-45256/ ... age-137237

There is enough stuff in there to keep you busy for a while.


__mies__
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Re: Any apps recommendations for learning fi?

Post by __mies__ » Fri Apr 13, 2018 5:59 pm

I find "kuuntele ja opi suomea" audio book quite good. Starts with the meaning of common/daily words, then sentence construction.


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