Wednesday, February 1, 2023

How to use the Finnish word 'ilta'

Here's a little post about ilta, an evening, and consonant change.

These four cases have a strong grade: 


  • nominative: Se oli kiva ilta. - It was a nice evening.
  • partitive: En halua ajatella sitä iltaa. - I don't want to think about that night.
  • illative: Opiskelin iltaan asti. - I studied until evening.
  • essive: Tänä iltana se tapahtuu! - Tonight it will happen!


All the other cases have a weak grade: 


  • genitive: Muistan sen illan. - I remember that night.
  • inessive: Luin koko kirjan yhdessä illassa. - I read the whole book in one night.
  • elative: Illasta tuli tosi mukava. - The evening turned out really nice. 
  • adessive:  Nähdään illalla! - See you in the evening!
  • ablative:  Se kuulostaa kivalta illalta. - It sounds like a nice evening.
  • allative: Kurssi on jaettu kolmelle illalle  - The course is divided for three nights.
  • translative: Osta huomisillaksi limsaa. - Buy some pop/soda for tomorrow night. 


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About the author of Random Finnish Lesson: 

My name is Hanna Männikkölahti. I am a professional Finnish teacher who gives private online lessons and simplifies books into easy Finnish. Please read more in www.linktr.ee/hannamannikkolahti and follow this blog, if you want to be the first one to know when I post something new. 

Tuesday, January 24, 2023

A new course: Read 'Ei kertonut katuvansa' in easy Finnish

Here's something that I've wanted to try out for a while:

  • A Finnish course where we only read and write
  • A course that is early in the morning
  • A course where we'll read a novel in easy Finnish


    How does it work?


    • We'll read one easy Finnish novel in one month. 
    • We'll meet on Google Docs twice a week for 30 minutes at a time. At 7.00 in the morning. (Finnish time, UTC+2)
    • We'll never see or hear each other. (Ok, I will organize a video chat afterwards, but you don't have to come if you don't want to.)
    • We'll communicate through writing.
    • You can come and go as you want to, and you can read the notes and conversations afterwards, if you miss a class.
    • You can be as active or as passive as you want, and you can be completely anonymous, if you want to. 

    The novel


    We'll read Ei kertonut katuvansa by Tommi Kinnunen. Here's my landing page for the book with vocabulary, questions and sample pages: https://www.privatefinnishlessons.com/eikertonutkatuvansa


    Course schedule and what to read before the meetings


    1. Friday 3.3. chapters 1–5
    2. Tuesday 7.3. chapters 6–10
    3. Friday 10.3. chapters 11–15
    4. Tuesday 14.3.chapters 16–20
    5. Friday 17.3. chapters 21–25
    6. Tuesday 21.3. chapters 26–30
    7. Tuesday 28.3. chapters 30–35
    8. Friday 31.3. chapters 35–40

    Sign up by emailing me at hanna.mannikkolahti@gmail.com. I will then send you the invoice and a link to our Google document closer to the course. The price of the course is 25 €.





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    About the author of Random Finnish Lesson: 

    My name is Hanna Männikkölahti. I am a professional Finnish teacher who gives private online lessons and simplifies books into easy Finnish. Please read more in www.linktr.ee/hannamannikkolahti and follow this blog, if you want to be the first one to know when I post something new. 


    Friday, January 6, 2023

    Finnish teaching channels on YouTube

    There are so many great YouTube channels that teach you Finnish! These are my favourite ones at the moment: 


    Learn Finnish with Finking Cap


    EasyFinnish

    • Language learning videos and daily vlogs in Finnish. Also grammar and vocabulary videos in English.


    Nauti kuuntelusta - Enjoy listening


    Finnished


    Learn Finnish 

    • Learn spoken Finnish in a natural and relaxing way while the author paints or draws something beautiful. Subtitles in Finnish and in English.


    Suomea suomeksi - Finnish in Finnish


    Satu Lahtonen

    • Finnish for beginners in Finnish. Very relaxed pace.


    Napaketku suomi

    • Finnish grammar explained in Finnish.

    Ope Jori

    • Finnish grammar explained in Finnish.


    Gimara Oy




    About the author of Random Finnish Lesson: 

    My name is Hanna Männikkölahti. I am a professional Finnish teacher who gives private online lessons and simplifies books into easy Finnish. Please read more in www.linktr.ee/hannamannikkolahti and follow this blog, if you want to be the first one to know when I post something new. 

    Wednesday, November 16, 2022

    How to share in Finnish (jakaa)

    The verb is jakaa, also when you are sharing the screen, which is either ruutu or näyttö.  I've heard some Finns using sharettaa or even sheerata, but please, just use jakaa. :)


    Present conjugation of jakaa: 

    (Notice the colloquial Finnish with hän, me and te.)

    • Minä jaan
    • Sinä jaat 
    • Hän jakaa / Se jakaa
    • Me jaamme / Me jaetaan
    • Te jaatte
    • He jakavat / Ne jakaa 


    Past tense conjugation of jakaa: 


    • Minä jaoin
    • Sinä jaoit 
    • Hän jakoi / Se jakoi
    • Me jaoimme / Me jaettiin
    • Te jaoitte
    • He jakoivat / Ne jakoi




    Useful sentences when sharing the screen in Finnish:


    • Mä jaan teille mun ruudun. - I'll share my screen with you. 
    • Voitko antaa mulle ruudunjako-oikeuden?  - Can you give me the screen share permission?
    • Voitko jakaa sun näytön? - Can you share your screen?
    • Voit lopettaa näytön jakamisen.  - You can stop sharing the screen.


    Lue lisää - Read more



    About the author of Random Finnish Lesson: 

    My name is Hanna Männikkölahti. I am a professional Finnish teacher who gives private online lessons and simplifies books into easy Finnish. Please read more in www.linktr.ee/hannamannikkolahti and follow this blog, if you want to be the first one to know when I post something new. 

    Tuesday, November 8, 2022

    Finnish words with 'toimi' in the beginning

    I'm sure you've heard of 'toimisto', but here are some other Finnish words with 'toimi' in the beginning: 

    1. toimeenpano
    2. toimeentulo
    3. toimeksiantaja
    4. toimelias
    5. toimenkuva
    6. toimenpide
    7. toimeton
    8. toimi
    9. toimitila
    10. toimia
    11. toiminnallinen
    12. toiminta
    13. toimipaikka
    14. toimisto
    15. toimittaa
    16. toimittaja
    17. toimitus
    18. toimitusjohtaja 
    19. tulla toimeen


    1. toimeenpano - implementation, putting into effect
    2. toimeentulo - income
    3. toimeksiantaja - en employer, a client, a customer
    4. toimelias - energetic, active
    5. toimenkuva - a job description
    6. toimenpide - a procedure, an operation 
    7. toimeton - idle, inactive
    8. toimi - a position, a job
    9. toimitila - business premises
    10. toimia - to work, to function 
    11. toiminnallinen - functional
    12. toiminta - an activity, an action
    13. toimipaikka - a place of business
    14. toimisto - an office
    15. toimittaa - to deliver
    16. toimitus -  delivery, editorial staff
    17. toimitusjohtaja - a chief executive officer
    18. toimittaja -  a deliverer, a supplier, a journalist
    19. tulla toimeen - to get along, to earn a living

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    About the author of Random Finnish Lesson: 

    My name is Hanna Männikkölahti. I am a professional Finnish teacher who gives private online lessons and simplifies books into easy Finnish. Please read more in www.linktr.ee/hannamannikkolahti and follow this blog, if you want to be the first one to know when I post something new.