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Introduction
Becky: Welcome to 3-Minute Finnish Season 1, Lesson 14 - When Are You Leaving? In this lesson, you’ll learn how to ask and answer the question “When are you leaving?” in Finnish.
Body
Becky: Here's the informal way to ask 'When are you leaving?' in Finnish.
Nico: [Normal] Milloin sinä lähdet?
Becky: First is a word meaning 'when'
Nico: [Normal] milloin [Slow] milloin
Becky: Next is the word meaning 'you'
Nico: [Normal] sinä [Slow] sinä
Becky: Last is the word meaning '(you) leave'
Nico: [Normal] lähdet [Slow] lähdet
Becky: Listen again to the informal question meaning 'When are you leaving?'
Nico: [Slow] Milloin sinä lähdet? [Normal] Milloin sinä lähdet?
Becky: Here's the formal way to ask, 'When are you leaving?'
Nico: [Normal] Milloin te lähdette?
Becky: First is a word meaning 'when'
Nico: [Normal] milloin [Slow] milloin
Becky: Next is the word meaning 'you'
Nico: [Normal] te [Slow] te
Becky: Last is the word meaning 'you leave (plural)'
Nico: [Normal] lähdette [Slow] lähdette
Becky: Listen again to the formal question meaning 'When are you leaving?'
Nico: [Slow] Milloin te lähdette? [Normal] Milloin te lähdette?
Becky: Here's a response meaning 'I leave in two hours.'
Nico: [Normal] Lähden kahden tunnin päästä.
Becky: First is a word meaning 'I leave'
Nico: [Normal] lähden [Slow] lähden
Becky: Next is the word meaning 'two'
Nico: [Normal] kahden [Slow] kahden
Becky: Next is the word meaning 'hours'
Nico: [Normal] tunnin [Slow] tunnin
Becky: Last is the word meaning 'after'
Nico: [Normal] päästä [Slow] päästä
Becky: Listen again to the response, 'I leave in two hours.'
Nico: [Slow] Lähden kahden tunnin päästä. [Normal] Lähden kahden tunnin päästä.
Becky: Here's a response meaning, 'I leave next week.'
Nico: [Normal] Lähden ensi viikolla.
Becky: First is a word meaning 'I leave'
Nico: [Normal] lähden [Slow] lähden
Becky: Next is the word meaning 'next'
Nico: [Normal] ensi [Slow] ensi
Becky: Last is the word meaning 'week'
Nico: [Normal] viikolla [Slow] viikolla
Becky: Listen again to the response, 'I leave next week.'
Nico: [Slow] Lähden ensi viikolla. [Normal] Lähden ensi viikolla.
Cultural Insight
Becky: Now it's time for a quick cultural insight.
Nico: When you want to know when someone is leaving for somewhere, instead of Milloin sinä lähdet?, you can also say Koska sinä lähdet?. But don't ask this too much, or the person might start thinking you want them to leave!

Outro

Becky: And that’s all for this lesson. Don’t forget to check out the lesson notes, and we’ll see you in the next lesson!
Nico: Hei hei!

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Monday at 06:30 PM
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Hi Listeners! Try answering this question: When are you leaving?

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Tuesday at 06:59 PM
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Hello Leena,


Thank you for your question.

In the Finnish language, you can use "koska" word instead of "milloin". Actually it is more commonly used as "milloin".

"Koska" word can also mean "because" in certain type of sentences but both words can be used to ask such a question.


Let us know if you have any question.

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Aarni

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Leena
Monday at 11:59 AM
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Eikö ’koska’ käännä ’because’? ”instead of Milloin sinä lähdet?, you can also say Koska sinä lähdet?” Miten se voi kääntää niin?

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Saturday at 04:22 PM
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Hello Anh Truong Vu,


Thank you for your posting. All correct except two tiny mistake.

Minä lähden kymmenen minuutin päästä.

Minun perhe (one whole unit) lähtee ensi vuonna

Well done! 👍


Let us know if you have any question.

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Anh Truong Vu
Friday at 04:05 AM
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Minä lähden kymmenen minuutissa päästä

Hän lähtee yhden tunnin päästä

He lähtevät kolmen päivän päästä

Minä lähden neljän kuukauden päästä

Te lähdette kahdeksan vuoden päästä


Minä lähden ensi kuussa

Minun perhe lähtevät ensi vuonna

Minun tyttöystävä lähtee ensi sunnuntaina

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Saturday at 05:02 PM
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Hi Tatjana,


You are very welcomed! 😄


If you have any questions, please let us know.

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Aarni

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Tatjana
Monday at 11:45 PM
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Thank you Aarni!

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Wednesday at 06:39 PM
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Hei Tatjana,


Great answers. 😄

One small correction, if you don't mind.

Me lähdemme kaksi viikoa. Correct is to say: Me lähdemme kahden viikon päästä.


If you have any questions, please let us know.

Thank you.

Aarni

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Tatjana
Monday at 08:29 PM
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Lähden huomenna.

Hän lähtee ensi perjantaina.

Lähdet kolmen päivän päästä.

Me lähdemme kaksi viikoa.

He lähtevät ensi vuonna.


Please correct me! :)