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Introduction
Becky: Welcome to 3-Minute Finnish Season 1, Lesson 23 - Asking for the Bill. In this lesson, you’ll learn how to ask for the bill and check the change in Finnish.
Body
Becky: Here's the formal way to ask 'Could you bring the bill, please?' in Finnish.
Nico: [Normal] Voisitteko tuoda laskun, kiitos?
Becky: First is a word meaning 'could you'
Nico: [Normal] voisitteko [Slow] voisitteko
Becky: Next is the word meaning 'bring'
Nico: [Normal] tuoda [Slow] tuoda
Becky: Next is the word meaning 'the bill'
Nico: [Normal] laskun [Slow] laskun
Becky: Last is the word meaning 'thank you'
Nico: [Normal] kiitos [Slow] kiitos
Becky: Listen again to the formal question meaning 'Could you bring the bill, please?'
Nico: [Slow] Voisitteko tuoda laskun, kiitos? [Normal] Voisitteko tuoda laskun, kiitos?
Becky: Here's the way to ask, 'Where can I pay the bill?'
Nico: [Normal] Missä voin maksaa laskun?
Becky: First is a word meaning 'where'
Nico: [Normal] missä [Slow] missä
Becky: Next is the word meaning 'I can'
Nico: [Normal] voin [Slow] voin
Becky: Next is the word meaning 'pay'
Nico: [Normal] maksaa [Slow] maksaa
Becky: Last is the word meaning 'the bill'
Nico: [Normal] laskun [Slow] laskun
Becky: Listen again to the question meaning 'Where can I pay the bill?'
Nico: [Slow] Missä voin maksaa laskun? [Normal] Missä voin maksaa laskun?
Becky: Here's a response meaning 'Excuse me, I got the wrong amount of change.'
Nico: [Normal] Anteeksi, sain väärän summan vaihtorahaa.
Becky: First is a word meaning 'excuse me'
Nico: [Normal] anteeksi [Slow] anteeksi
Becky: Next is the word meaning 'I got'
Nico: [Normal] sain [Slow] sain
Becky: Next is the word meaning 'wrong'
Nico: [Normal] väärän [Slow] väärän
Becky: Next is the word meaning 'amount'
Nico: [Normal] summan [Slow] summan
Becky: Last is the word meaning 'change'
Nico: [Normal] vaihtorahaa [Slow] vaihtorahaa
Becky: Listen again to the response, 'Excuse me, I got the wrong amount of change.'
Nico: [Slow] Anteeksi, sain väärän summan vaihtorahaa. [Normal] Anteeksi, sain väärän summan vaihtorahaa.
Becky: Here's a response meaning, 'Keep the change.'
Nico: [Normal] Pidä vaihtorahat.
Becky: First is a word meaning 'keep'
Nico: [Normal] pidä [Slow] pidä
Becky: Last is the word meaning 'the change'
Nico: [Normal] vaihtorahat [Slow] vaihtorahat
Becky: Listen again to the response, 'Keep the change.'
Nico: [Slow] Pidä vaihtorahat. [Normal] Pidä vaihtorahat.
Cultural Insight
Becky: Now it's time for a quick cultural insight.
Nico: Finns pay the bill most often by debit or credit cards, although cash is, of course, also an option. You don't need to leave any tip at restaurants, but any extra money will make the staff very happy!

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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Listeners! What would you say if someone gave you the wrong change?

FinnishPod101.com
Friday at 06:28 PM
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Hi Tatjana,


Thank you for your comment.

Yes, it is a nice and polite way to say it. 👍


Let us know if you have any question.

Cheers,

Aarni

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Tatjana
Saturday at 11:57 PM
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I will use the sentence from the lesson! :)

Anteeksi, sain väärän summan vaihtorahaa.