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Introduction
Becky: Welcome to 3-Minute Finnish Season 1, Lesson 22 - Ordering at a Restaurant. In this lesson, you’ll learn how to order at a restaurant or coffee shop in Finnish.
Body
Becky: Here's the formal way to say 'Could I see the menu, please?' in Finnish.
Nico: [Normal] Voisinko nähdä ruokalistan, kiitos?
Becky: First is a word meaning 'could I'
Nico: [Normal] voisinko [Slow] voisinko
Becky: Next is the word meaning 'see'
Nico: [Normal] nähdä [Slow] nähdä
Becky: Next is the word meaning 'the menu'
Nico: [Normal] ruokalistan [Slow] ruokalistan
Becky: Last is the word meaning 'thank you '
Nico: [Normal] kiitos [Slow] kiitos
Becky: Listen again to the formal phrase meaning 'Could I see the menu, please?'
Nico: [Slow] Voisinko nähdä ruokalistan, kiitos? [Normal] Voisinko nähdä ruokalistan, kiitos?
Becky: Ok, now let's take a look at the formal way to ask 'What would you recommend?'
Nico: [Normal] Mitä suosittelisitte?
Becky: First is a word meaning 'what'
Nico: [Normal] mitä [Slow] mitä
Becky: Last is the word meaning 'would you recommend'
Nico: [Normal] suosittelisitte [Slow] suosittelisitte
Becky: Listen again to the formal phrase meaning 'What would you recommend?'
Nico: [Slow] Mitä suosittelisitte? [Normal] Mitä suosittelisitte?
Becky: Next up is the way to say 'A coffee for me, please.'
Nico: [Normal] Minulle kahvi, kiitos.
Becky: First is a word meaning 'for me'
Nico: [Normal] minulle [Slow] minulle
Becky: Next is the word meaning 'a coffee'
Nico: [Normal] kahvi [Slow] kahvi
Becky: Last is the word meaning 'thank you'
Nico: [Normal] kiitos [Slow] kiitos
Becky: Listen again to the phrase meaning 'A coffee for me, please.'
Nico: [Slow] Minulle kahvi, kiitos. [Normal] Minulle kahvi, kiitos.
Becky: Finally, here is a way to say 'I would like to have a coffee.'
Nico: [Normal] Minä haluaisin kahvin.
Becky: First is a word meaning 'I'
Nico: [Normal] minä [Slow] minä
Becky: Next is the word meaning 'I would like to have'
Nico: [Normal] haluaisin [Slow] haluaisin
Becky: Last is the word meaning 'a coffee'
Nico: [Normal] kahvin [Slow] kahvin
Becky: Listen again to the phrase meaning 'I would like to have a coffee.'
Nico: [Slow] Minä haluaisin kahvin. [Normal] Minä haluaisin kahvin.
Cultural Insight
Becky: Now it's time for a quick cultural insight.
Nico: Finnish restaurants and cafes are always prepared to cater to different diets and allergies, such as vegetarian, vegan, lactose-free or gluten-free diets – so don't hesitate to ask for these options! If you’re allergic to some particular ingredient, it's also usually possible for the restaurant to modify the dish for you.

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, what would you like to order?

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Tuesday at 07:25 PM
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Hei Leena,


Kiitos kommentistasi. So you like sweet-tasting type of cider? I prefer more dry one. 😄

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Leena
Monday at 02:36 PM
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Minä haluaisin päärynä siiderin. Tai, minulle päärynä siideri, kiitos.

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Thursday at 05:50 PM
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Hei Tatjana,


Kiitos kommentistasi.

Correctly ordered in both ways. Well done!


If you have any questions, please let us know.


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Tatjana
Monday at 11:41 PM
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Minä haluaisin kupin teetä.

Tai

Minulle tee, kiitos.

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Wednesday at 04:10 PM
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Hei Robert,

Kiitos kommentistasi.


Correctly ordered. Well done, Robert!


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Robert
Saturday at 03:01 AM
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Minä haluaisin lasin viiniä, kiitos!