Friday, December 21, 2012

Dating Finns

Finnish media is always very excited when a foreign celebrity is publicly smooching with a Finn. At the moment, the most famous miniä, daughter-in-law, seems to be Paris Hilton, and the most popular ex-vävy, ex-son-in-law, Adam Lambert. I wonder if they have found this blog yet!

Anyway, here's how to talk about relationships:

  • Lähtisitkö mun kanssa kahville? - Would you like to go out for coffee with me?
  • Olemme tapailleet muutaman kerran.  - We've been seeing each other for a couple of times.
  • Seurusteletteko te? - Are you two dating?
  • Kuinka te tapasitte? - How did you meet?
  • Onko se vakavaa? - Is it serious?
  • Muutetaanko yhteen? - Shall we move in together? 
  • Me ollaan kihloissa! - We're engaged!
  • Mennään naimisiin! - Let's get married!
  • Miten kauan te olette olleet naimisissa? - How long have you been married?
  • Oliko se rakkautta ensi silmäyksellä? - Was it love at first sight?

Feel free to add more useful sentences in the comments. :)


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6 comments:

  1. Alakko olee? - shall we start dating?

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    1. Alakko olee - how it would be in "normal" Finnish? (not slang)

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    2. no it's really slangish and bring teenager to my mind

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  2. Great article! I especially loved this point you made.

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  3. Hi Hanna! Honestly, it was love at first sight. I Said to my friend Jim, "If I don't speak to this woman I shall regret it the rest of my life" our time together lasted 46 years. The first words I said "May I take you home? She was magnificent and deeply loved and respected.

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  4. Geoff, you're back! I was wondering if you'd find this blog after I finished with Finnish Sentence of the Day.

    May I take you home? Saanko viedä sinut kotiin?

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