All About
Learn all about the society and culture of Finland.
Absolute Beginner


All About

In this set of 15 lessons, you will learn all about the society and culture of Finland. These lessons are entirely in English and are for those who want to learn more about the Finnish language and in-depth information about the country where it is spoken.

ALL ABOUT Title/Topic Function Summary
#1 Top 5 Reasons to Study Finnish Talking about Finland and the Finnish language Background of the Finnish Language, About Finland, Where Is Finnish Spoken? Finnish Writing
#2 Cracking the Finnish Writing System Understanding the Finnish Writing System The Finnish writing system and alphabet
#3 Learning Finnish Grammar Understanding the characteristics of Finnish Grammar Basic Finnish Grammar, Gender, Articles, Plurals of Nouns, The Plural Definite Article, Pronouns, Conjugation, Unique Aspect of Language, Adjectives
#4 Finnish Pronunciation Made Easy Understanding the characteristics of Finnish Pronunciation Finnish Vowels and Consonants, Consonant Groups, Finnish's Sound that are Different from Other Languages
#5 Top 5 Must-Know Phrases for Learning Finnish Using the top 5 must-know phrases in Finnish 1. Anteeksi: "Excuse me;" "I'm sorry"
2. Ole hyvä: "Go ahead;" "You may"
3. Kiitos: "Please;" "thank you"
4. Kiitos riittää: "Thank you, it 's enough"
5. Selvä: "Clear;" "Understood"
#6 Can You Answer These 5 Questions About Finland? Testing yourself on Finland 5 quiz questions testing your knowledge on Finland
#7 Top 5 Finnish Dishes Talking about famous Finnish dishes Finnish cuisine: typical dishes, regional dishes, seasonal dishes, table etiquette
#8 Top 5 Things You Need to Know About Finnish Society Talking about daily life and society in Finland Life in Finland: Major Cities and How they Work, Family Life, Work, Culture, and Economy, Politics, Generational Trends
#9 Top 5 Most Important Dates on the Finnish Calendar Talking about important holidays Number 5: Finnish Independence Day
Number 4: May Day (Labour's day)
Number 3: Midsummer
Number 2: pääsiäinen (Easter)
Number 1: joulu (Christmas)
#10 Top 5 Finnish Pop Culture Things You Need to Know About! Talking about Finnish pop culture Pop Culture in Finland: Music, Movies, Television, Celebrities, Sports Figures
#11 Top 5 Tools for Learning Finnish Using the top 5 tools to help you learn Finnish Top 5 Useful Tools for Learning Finnish:
2. University of Helsinki, Kielikeskus
3. Digital Dialects "Finnish language learning games"
4. Finnish National TV and Radio Channel YLE
5. Livemocha
#12 Top 5 Classroom Phrases in Finnish Using useful Finnish phrases in the classroom 5 Useful Phrases for the Classroom in Finnish:
1. "Please repeat after me." (Toista, ole hyvä)
2. "Please look." (Katso, ole hyvä)
3. "Please read." (Lue, ole hyvä)
4. "Please write it." (Kirjoita, ole hyvä)
5. "Do you understand?" (ymmärrätkö)
#13 Top 5 Finnish Phrases Your Teacher Will Never Teach You Using Finnish phrases you won't learn in the classroom Top 5 Phrases Your Teacher Will Never Teach You:
1. Makea
2. Törkeä!
3. Älä viitsi!
4. Hitto
5. Hölmö
#14 Top 5 Finnish Language Mistakes You Should Never Make Avoiding common mistakes in Finnish 5 Tips for Avoiding Mistakes in Finnish:
Tip #1: Don't say "I" more than necessary!
Tip #2: Don't forget to pronounce the double consonants or vowels!
Tip #3: Let 's not f orget the Äs and the Ös!
Tip #4: Learn to be comfortable with your Finnish R!
Tip #5: Watch out for similar sounding words!
#15 Top 5 Pet Phrases from the Finnish Teachers Using the hosts' favorite Finnish phrases FinnishPod101's Favorite Phrases in Finnish:
1. Se on totta.
2. Hienoa.
3. Kiva
4. Ihana
5. Voi ei