- Minun äiti! - My mother!
- Minun vuoro! - My turn!
- Lisää vettä, kiitos! - More water, please!
- Lisää maitoa! - More milk!
- Isä tuli! - Daddy came!
- Pissa tuli! - Pee came!
- Ei puuroa! - No porridge!
- Ei yhtään! - Not at all!
- Nyt nukkumaan! - Now to sleep!
- Mene pois! - Go away!
- Älä puhu. - Don't speak.
- Älä laula! - Don't sing!
- Anna pusu! - Give (me) a kiss!
- Iso tyttö, iso kakka. - Big girl, big poop.
Sunday, November 24, 2013
How to talk like an almost two-year-old
I've been waiting for my almost two-year-old to come up with enough (proper) two-word expressions so I could make a post about them. I don't know much about child language development, but I will pay close attention to my daughter's language as I want to know exactly when her Finnish is better than my husband's, who's not a native Finnish speaker. Our 4,5-year-old son is already outsmarting him when it comes to Finnish peculiarities such as verb rections. When it comes to vocabulary, and obviously reading and writing, my husband is still a bit better in Finnish than the kids. :)