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by Keravalainen
Tue Mar 03, 2020 8:36 am
Forum: Kielikoulu
Topic: My Experience With Integration Finnish Classes So Far
Replies: 30
Views: 11248

Re: My Experience With Integration Finnish Classes So Far

Hi! You can continue practicing your spoken Finnish skills in a Finnish Language Cafe near you. They aren't everywhere, but you can ask your local library if they have one, of if they are able to arrange it. Search Google with "kielikahvila" + name of your town. "Suomen kielen keskusteluryhmä on tar...
by Keravalainen
Sun Feb 02, 2020 5:58 pm
Forum: Kielikoulu
Topic: Best classes for Nurses needing Finnish
Replies: 3
Views: 3191

Re: Best classes for Nurses needing Finnish

Hi!
Nice information about your language studies and language skills. You live in Finland? Where?
Anyway, what is your question?
by Keravalainen
Wed Jul 17, 2019 7:47 am
Forum: Living in Finland
Topic: Post Hole Digger
Replies: 11
Views: 1559

Re: Post Hole Digger

Hi! Be aware, that over here we have long and cold winters, and the poles with a lump of concrete may be moving due to frost in the ground (routa). In countries with milder winters the "lump of concrete method" also works perfect - we used that, too, before the metal spikes were introduced. We nowad...
by Keravalainen
Thu Apr 04, 2019 11:26 pm
Forum: Living in Finland
Topic: Pesticide - Naphthalene balls or Moth balls
Replies: 3
Views: 1065

Re: Pesticide - Naphthalene balls or Moth balls

Hi!
Pyrethrin sprays (like Raid) will do the trick.
- No ventilation is OK since no-one will be staying there to inhail the poison.
by Keravalainen
Mon Oct 22, 2018 11:40 am
Forum: Living in Finland
Topic: where to buy: thick foil (tin or aluminium)
Replies: 7
Views: 1856

Re: where to buy: thick foil (tin or aluminium)

Hi! You described the use of alminium foil... "Hi, to line the underneath of the grill, there is a metal pan there that collects all the oil and food particles etc that drip/ slip through. I change it occasionally and then then wash/ wipe the pan as well. Just don't want to get that pan dirty, so us...
by Keravalainen
Mon Oct 22, 2018 11:24 am
Forum: Living in Finland
Topic: Inheritance laws
Replies: 3
Views: 1341

Re: Inheritance laws

Hi!
The minimum amount, where gift tax is applicable, is 5000 euros.
- The sum of all gifts within a period of 3 years must be under 5000 euros to avoid paying gift tax.

https://www.vero.fi/en/individuals/prop ... tax_amoun/
by Keravalainen
Mon Oct 15, 2018 6:54 pm
Forum: Living in Finland
Topic: Bank card for child
Replies: 5
Views: 2129

Re: Bank card for child

Hi!
At Nordea you can get a Debit card also for kids 7 years and up.

https://www.nordea.fi/en/personal/our-s ... youth.html
by Keravalainen
Sun Jul 29, 2018 12:58 pm
Forum: Kielikoulu
Topic: Vilppulan urhojen muistolle
Replies: 5
Views: 3434

Re: Vilppulan urhojen muistolle

Hi!
The song was written at the time of the Finnish Civil War 1918, but it was published after the war.
The song is written on the White side, to honor the White Guard soldiers on the Southern Ostrobothnian front.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/White_Guard_(Finland)
by Keravalainen
Sat Jul 28, 2018 1:34 pm
Forum: Living in Finland
Topic: Hygiene Pass STUDY BOOK
Replies: 1
Views: 569

Re: Hygiene Pass STUDY BOOK

Hi!

The book "Basic facts of food hygiene" is currently available in at least 3 Tampere City Library branches.

https://piki.verkkokirjasto.fi/web/arena
by Keravalainen
Sat Jul 21, 2018 8:18 pm
Forum: Living in Finland
Topic: need to buy a table or desk fan
Replies: 2
Views: 702

Re: need to buy a table or desk fan

Hi! Due to the long lasting hot weather almost all fans are sold out in the shops. - - The shops won't order any more of them until next summer - sales in fall and winter are very low, as you can understand. Try K-Rauta Ruoholahti or Malmi (if you're in Helsinki area) - they might still have a few l...
by Keravalainen
Sun Jun 17, 2018 11:28 am
Forum: Moving To Finland
Topic: Getting a taste of Finnish language and culture by an extended visit? Or perhaps study?
Replies: 13
Views: 1943

Re: Getting a taste of Finnish language and culture by an extended visit? Or perhaps study?

Hi!
When in Helsinki, a good place to practice your spoken Finnish is a Finnish Language Cafe at some libraries.
- They're free of charge and you just walk in.
https://www.hel.fi/maahanmuuttajat/en/f ... age-cafes/
Welcome to Finland!
by Keravalainen
Wed Apr 11, 2018 9:30 am
Forum: Moving To Finland
Topic: Moving to Finland in June
Replies: 5
Views: 1122

Re: Moving to Finland in June

Hi! Here's some quick advice: https://www.tripsavvy.com/things-not-to-do-in-finland-1626256 But for a more comprehensive walk-through on learning how to live Finland, pls read this book: https://www.amazon.com/Finland-Culture-Survival-Customs-Etiquette/dp/1558685928/ref=pd_sbs_14_3?_encoding=UTF8&pd...
by Keravalainen
Sat Mar 10, 2018 8:26 am
Forum: Kielikoulu
Topic: Language
Replies: 1
Views: 2663

Re: Language

Moi!
What that text "Kiitos, että jaksoit sählätä kanssamme" basically means. is "Thanks for working with us".
However, it's put in a bit humorous way, "Thanks for your patience for messing around with us"

- A nice comment and a nice gift. It's very obvious, that they really liked working with you.
by Keravalainen
Thu Mar 08, 2018 11:05 am
Forum: Living in Finland
Topic: Where to buy: straight razor for shaving?
Replies: 3
Views: 975

Re: Where to buy: straight razor for shaving?

Hi!

The goole word is "partaveitsi".
Here are links to webshops, tha sell cheaper stuff...

https://www.trendhim.fi/parranajo/parranajosetit-c.html

https://www.shopalike.fi/kauneus-tervey ... taveitset/
by Keravalainen
Wed Feb 28, 2018 11:18 am
Forum: Kielikoulu
Topic: Private lessons
Replies: 5
Views: 3246

Re: Private lessons

Hi! You can get lessons and training in spoken Finnish for free in many Helsinki area public libraries. Many libraries arrange language cafes on weekly basis. That will be language training in a group setting No enrollment required, just walk in, take a cup of coffee or tea and start exercising your...