Hyvää päivää, mitä kuuluu?
Or ‘Hello, how are you?’. Since the 5th of January we are following a Finnish Survival Course in our school (OAMK University of applied sciences Oulu). The course ends on the 18th of February. During this course we are ‘trying’ to learn some basics of the Finnish language.
No wonder they say it’s one of the most difficult languages in the world! It’s not hard to believe! It completely messes up your way of thinking of grammar! There’s probably more logic in Chinese. We started with some basics, like introducing ourselves and the different nationalities and countries:
(Don’t think you say it like you read it 😀 )
And for example number six (kuusi) already has 3 meanings:
– number 6
– a spruce
– ‘your moon’ 😐
And if you say it slow (ku’uusi) it means “as good as new!” and if you say it short (kusi) it means urine..
If that’s not enough you also have words for complete sentences for example:
“I wonder if I should run around aimlessly…”
Well, it’s kinda challenging ! 😀