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INTRODUCTION
Becky:
Must-Know Finnish Social Media Phrases Season 1, Lesson 2 - A Visit to the Mall.
Becky:
Hi, everyone, I'm Becky.
Nico:
And I'm Nico.
Becky:
In this lesson, you'll learn how to post and leave comments in Finnish about going shopping. Anne shops with her sister at the mall, posts an image of it, and leaves this comment:
Nico:
Shoppailuterapiaa siskon kanssa! Upeita löytöjä.
Becky:
Meaning - "Shopping therapy with sister! Great findings." Listen to a reading of the post and the comments that follow.
DIALOGUE
(clicking sound)
Anne:
Shoppailuterapiaa siskon kanssa! Upeita löytöjä.
(clicking sound)
Venla:
Säästäkää jotakin mullekin!
Juha:
Älä tuhlaa liikaa...
Leo:
Muista ostaa Juhalle tuliaisia!
Ellen:
Älä välitä poikien kommenteista! Olette varmasti löytäneet kauniita vaatteita. Pitäkää hauskaa!
Becky:
Listen again with the English translation.
(clicking sound)
Anne:
Shoppailuterapiaa siskon kanssa! Upeita löytöjä.
Becky:
"Retail therapy with sister! Great findings."
(clicking sound)
Venla:
Säästäkää jotakin mullekin!
Becky:
"Please spare something for me too!"
Juha:
Älä tuhlaa liikaa...
Becky:
"Don't spend too much..."
Leo:
Muista ostaa Juhalle tuliaisia!
Becky:
"Remember to buy some souvenirs for Juha!"
Ellen:
Älä välitä poikien kommenteista! Olette varmasti löytäneet kauniita vaatteita. Pitäkää hauskaa!
Becky:
"Do not care about the boys’ comments! I am sure you have found some beautiful clothes. Have fun!"
POST
Becky:
Listen again to Anne 's post.
Nico:
Shoppailuterapiaa siskon kanssa! Upeita löytöjä.
Becky:
"Retail therapy with sister! Great findings."
Nico:
(SLOW) Shoppailuterapiaa siskon kanssa! Upeita löytöjä. (Regular) Shoppailuterapiaa siskon kanssa! Upeita löytöjä.
Becky:
Let's break this down. First is an expression meaning "Retail therapy with sister!"
Nico:
Shoppailuterapiaa siskon kanssa!
Becky:
The first word comes directly from the combination of the English words "shopping” and “therapy." You can use it in a playful way to describe leisure time shopping. Listen again - "Retail therapy with sister!" is...
Nico:
(SLOW) Shoppailuterapiaa siskon kanssa! (REGULAR) Shoppailuterapiaa siskon kanssa!
Becky:
Then comes the phrase - "Great findings."
Nico:
Upeita löytöjä.
Becky:
This expression is plural. The first word means "great" or "fantastic." The second word means "findings," but it can also refer to "bargains" when talking about shopping. Listen again - "Great findings" is...
Nico:
(SLOW) Upeita löytöjä. (REGULAR) Upeita löytöjä.
Becky:
Altogether, "Shopping therapy with sister! Great findings."
Nico:
Shoppailuterapiaa siskon kanssa! Upeita löytöjä.
COMMENTS
Becky:
In response, Anne 's friends leave some comments.
Becky:
Her high school friend, Venla, uses a colloquial expression meaning - "Please spare something for me too!"
Nico:
(SLOW) Säästäkää jotakin mullekin! (REGULAR) Säästäkää jotakin mullekin!
[Pause]
Nico:
Säästäkää jotakin mullekin!
Becky:
Use this expression to be funny.
Becky:
Her boyfriend, Juha, uses an expression meaning - "Don't spend too much..."
Nico:
(SLOW) Älä tuhlaa liikaa... (REGULAR) Älä tuhlaa liikaa...
[Pause]
Nico:
Älä tuhlaa liikaa...
Becky:
Use this expression to show you're feeling determined.
Becky:
Her college friend, Leo, uses an expression meaning - "Remember to buy some souvenirs for Juha!"
Nico:
(SLOW) Muista ostaa Juhalle tuliaisia! (REGULAR) Muista ostaa Juhalle tuliaisia!
[Pause]
Nico:
Muista ostaa Juhalle tuliaisia!
Becky:
Use this expression to show you're feeling frivolous.
Becky:
Her neighbor, Ellen, uses an expression meaning - "Do not care about the boys’ comments! I am sure you have found some beautiful clothes. Have fun!"
Nico:
(SLOW) Älä välitä poikien kommenteista! Olette varmasti löytäneet kauniita vaatteita. Pitäkää hauskaa! (REGULAR) Älä välitä poikien kommenteista! Olette varmasti löytäneet kauniita vaatteita. Pitäkää hauskaa!
[Pause]
Nico:
Älä välitä poikien kommenteista! Olette varmasti löytäneet kauniita vaatteita. Pitäkää hauskaa!
Becky:
Use this expression to show you're feeling warmhearted.
OUTRO
Becky:
Okay, that's all for this lesson. If a friend posted something about going shopping, which phrase would you use? Leave us a comment letting us know. And we'll see you next time!
Nico:
Hei hei!

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