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Finnish Phase 1, Unit 01-05
- Learn to Speak and Understand Finnish with Pimsleur Language Programs
- By: Pimsleur
- Narrated by: Pimsleur
- Length: 2 hrs and 42 mins
- Original Recording
There are 3 varieties of standard Finnish: "kirjakieli" or “book language” which is used in official documents, official speeches and the daily news; "yleiskieli" or “standard language” which is taught in schools - formal and correct, though more relaxed than the "book language"; and "puhekieli" or "spoken language" which is a frequently changing, more casual variety used in everyday conversation. This course teaches the standard Finnish language, "yleiskieli."
- By A. Thompson on 21-08-17
A great introduction to Finnish
This is a great system ! I have been trying, unsuccessfully , to learn Finnish for a while. As it is so different to other languages and has such long consonant heavy words it's felt a bit impenetrable. However this system has really helped me to get the 'ear' and I'm retaining much more . It really breaks down the language and gets you speaking in and understanding sentences straight away. I practice daily while doing housework or walking and I'm seeing constant improvement. I'll feel much more confident to speak next time I'm in Finland , last time I felt a bit rude not being able to say more than hello or thank you when everyone I met spoke such flawless English. Now I can join in and get to know Finland and it's lovely people on a deeper level.
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