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INTRODUCTION
Tiina:Hi everyone, Tiina here
Reeta: Hei, olen Reeta. And I’m Reeta!
Tiina: And welcome to Basic Bootcamp Lesson 5: Counting from 100 - 1 million in Finnish. This is the fifth in a five-part series that will help you ease your way into Finnish.
Lesson Details
Tiina:In this lesson, we'll continue with more of the essentials of Finnish numbers. But we will venture into higher number territory – the numbers over one hundred all the way to one million.
Reeta: Sounds great!
Tiina:You’ll be listening to two people at an auction.
Reeta: That’s right! They’ll be bidding on an ancient Finnish vase.
Tiina:Let’s listen to the conversation!
DIALOGUE
Reeta: sata
Tiina: kaksisataa
Reeta:kolmesataa
Tiina:neljäsataa
Reeta: viisisataa
Tiina: kuusisataa
Reeta: seitsemänsataa
Tiina: kahdeksansataa
Reeta: yhdeksänsataa
Tiina: tuhat
Reeta: viisituhatta
Tiina: kymmenentuhatta
Reeta: viisikymmentätuhatta
Tiina: satatuhatta
Reeta: miljoona
Tiina:Let’s hear it slowly now.
Reeta: Kuullaan sama hitaasti..
Reeta: sata
Tiina: kaksisataa
Reeta:kolmesataa
Tiina:neljäsataa
Reeta: viisisataa
Tiina: kuusisataa
Reeta: seitsemänsataa
Tiina: kahdeksansataa
Reeta: yhdeksänsataa
Tiina: tuhat
Reeta: viisituhatta
Tiina: kymmenentuhatta
Reeta: viisikymmentätuhatta
Tiina: satatuhatta
Reeta: miljoona
Tiina:And now with the translation.
Reeta: Ja nyt käännös!
Reeta: sata
Tiina:one hundred
Reeta: kaksisataa
Tiina:two hundred
Reeta:kolmesataa
Tiina:three hundred
Reeta:neljäsataa
Tiina:four hundred
Reeta: viisisataa
Tiina:five hundred
Reeta: kuusisataa
Tiina:six hundred
Reeta: seitsemänsataa
Tiina:seven hundred
Reeta: kahdeksansataa
Tiina:eight hundred
Reeta: yhdeksänsataa
Tiina:nine hundred
Reeta: tuhat
Tiina:one thousand
Reeta: viisituhatta
Tiina:five thousand
Reeta: kymmenentuhatta
Tiina:ten thousand
Reeta: viisikymmentätuhatta
Tiina:fifty thousand
Reeta: satatuhatta
Tiina:one hundred thousand
Reeta: miljoona
Tiina:one million
POST CONVERSATION BANTER
Tiina:Let's use these numbers a little. Let's talk about prices in Finland.
Reeta: And let's do them in the old currency drachmas, which will be more appropriate for this lesson! Let's take the 2012 currency rate where one USD is roughly equivalent to 0,75 EURO. Prices in Finland do vary a lot. It depends where you are and what you eat.
Tiina:What's the price of an average meal in Helsinki? What about a very nice meal in Helsinki?
Reeta: Well, Helsinki is not the cheapest city in Finland, especially at the tourist spots. But, of course, you get full for about 7 to 15 EURO.
Tiina:Which is roughly 9 to 15 USD. What about a very nice meal?
Reeta: Oh, the price will jump up to above 50 EURO, which would be something like a full course.
Tiina: Wow, that's about 66 U.S. Dollars! The food must be really good there.
Reeta: The most expensive food is usually some exotic Finnish, or Mediterranean, French, or Italian.
Tiina:I don't think our listeners will go to Finland to try French food, but Exotic Finnish food sounds interesting though.
Reeta: And for an average Finnish meal, or my absolute favorite, lohikeitto, 15 should be enough.
Vocabulary: Take these words from the Vocabulary table in the write up.
VOCAB LIST
Tiina:First we have...
Reeta: sata.
Tiina:100.
Reeta: sata. (slowly)
Reeta: sata.
Tiina:Then we have...
Reeta: kaksisataa.
Tiina:200.
Reeta: kaksisataa. (slowly)
Reeta: kaksisataa.
Tiina:Next is...
Reeta: kolmesataa.
Tiina:300.
Reeta: kolmesataa. (slowly)
Reeta: kolmesataa.
Tiina:Then we have...
Reeta: neljäsataa.
Tiina:400.
Reeta: neljäsataa. (slowly)
Reeta: neljäsataa.
Tiina:Our next word is...
Reeta: viisisataa.
Tiina:500.
Reeta: viisisataa. (slowly)
Reeta: viisisataa.
Tiina:Next is...
Reeta: kuusisataa.
Tiina:600.
Reeta: kuusisataa. (slowly)
Reeta: kuusisataa.
Tiina:Then we have...
Reeta: seitsemänsataa.
Tiina:700.
Reeta: seitsemänsataa. (slowly)
Reeta: seitsemänsataa.
Tiina:The next word is...
Reeta: kahdeksansataa
Tiina:800.
Reeta: kahdeksansataa. (slowly)
Reeta: kahdeksansataa.
Tiina:Then there’s...
Reeta: yhdeksänsataa.
Tiina:900.
Reeta: yhdeksänsataa. (slowly)
Reeta: yhdeksänsataa.
Tiina:We’ll continue with...
Reeta: tuhat.
Tiina:1000.
Reeta: tuhat. (slowly)
Reeta: tuhat.
Tiina:Next is...
Reeta: viisituhatta.
Tiina:5000.
Reeta: viisituhatta. (slowly)
Reeta: viisituhatta.
Tiina:We’ll continue with...
Reeta: kymmenentuhatta.
Tiina:10,000.
Reeta: kymmenentuhatta. (slowly)
Reeta: kymmenentuhatta.
Tiina:Next is...
Reeta:viisikymmentätuhatta.
Tiina:50,000.
Reeta: viisikymmentätuhatta. (slowly)
Reeta: viisikymmentätuhatta.
Tiina:Then we have...
Reeta: satatuhatta.
Tiina:100,000.
Reeta: satatuhatta. (slowly)
Reeta: satatuhatta.
Tiina:Finally we have..
Reeta: miljoona.
Tiina:1,000,000.
Reeta: miljoona. (slowly)
Reeta: miljoona.
VOCAB AND PHRASE USAGE
Tiina:There are two numbers we have to pay special attention to. One million and zero. When it comes to zero, I can't think of any good example that uses the number other than saying it in your phone number, when we pronounce all the digits separately.
Reeta:And one million is a number you'd most likely only use if you hit the jackpot!
Tiina: That’s true, at least, when it comes to money. What about all other millions; doesn't the ending in million change?
Reeta: It does, but it will be easy to remember.
Tiina:Listeners, repeat after Reeta:
Reeta: miljoona.
Tiina:"One million."
Reeta: kaksi-, kolme-, neljämiljoonaa {pause}
Tiina:Two, three, four million.
Reeta: viisi-, kuusi-, seitsemän-, kahdeksan-, yhdeksänmiljoonaa. {pause}
Tiina:Five, six, seven, eight, nine million.
Reeta: So, the change is million becomes miljoonaa in the partitive case.
Tiina:Give us an example.
Reeta: I'm looking for a meaningful one...How about viisimiljoonaakolmesataaseitsemänkymmentäviisituhattakaksisataaseitsemänkymmentäkuusi;
Tiina: Wow, and what does that mean?
Reeta: It's the population of Finland!
Tiina:Okay, so we use our usual formula here. Five million three-hundred and seventy-five thousand two-hundred and seventy-six. ( 5 375 276) Same as in English. And now, let's have another example, the only one where we pronounce digits separately in Finnish, a phone number.
Reeta: nolla, seitsemän, nolla, viisi, kuusi, kahdeksan, kaksi, kahdeksan.
Tiina:They can also be pronounced in tens, but for better understanding, we use separate digits. Alright, now onto the grammar.
Grammar Section
Tiina:Let's take a look at the structure of multiples of one hundred.
Reeta: We've already learned how to say "one hundred," sata. So, to build multiples of one hundred we simply take numbers two to nine and add "-a" to the end.
Tiina:Adding that "-a" can be difficult at first, but you'll get the hang of it. So listen and repeat.
Reeta: kaksisataa, {pause} kolmesataa, {pause} neljäsataa, {pause} viisisataa, {pause} kuusisataa, seitsemänsataa, {pause} kahdeksansataasataa, {pause} yhdeksänsataa
Tiina:From the previous Boot Camp lesson, we also remember how to build three-digit numbers with one hundred. Now we'll use the same system to build numbers two hundred through nine hundred and ninety-nine. Let’s hear some examples:
Reeta: neljäsataayksi
Tiina:"Four hundred and one"
Reeta: kaksisataakolmekymmentäseitsemän.
Tiina:Two hundred and thirty seven
Reeta: And next yhdeksänsataaneljätoista.
Tiina:Nine hundred and fourteen. Okay, now let’s look at some examples over 1000. Reeta, can you give us the word for "thousands" again?
Reeta: Tuhat ("thousand"), you don't really have to say "one" here.
Tiina:So one thousand?
Reeta: tuhat.
Tiina:And "four thousand?"
Reeta: neljätuhatta.
Tiina:So we take the number four and add thousand and -ta at the end to make it partitive.
Reeta: Yes, and number and then “tuhatta.
Tiina:So here's what we have. Listeners, repeat after Reeta.
Reeta: tuhat, {pause} kaksituhatta, {pause} kolmetuhatta,{pause} neljätuhatta,{pause} viisituhatta,{pause} kuusituhatta,{pause} seitsemäntuhatta,{pause} kahdeksantuhatta,{pause} yhdeksäntuhatta.
Tiina:When we say twenty-one thousand, twenty-two thousand, twenty-three thousand, twenty-four thousand, we just say kaksikymmentä number tuhatta.
Reeta: kaksikymmentäyksituhatta, kaksikymmentäkaksituhatta, and so on.
Tiina:So you just take a multiple of ten (ten, twenty, thirty...), add a number from one to nine, and then add "thousand." Easy as that! So give us a complicated four-digit number.
Reeta: Totusenogelleve.
Tiina:Nice, that's the current year. Two thousand and eleven. Okay, give us one more, Reeta. The year you were born, for example.
Reeta: Oh, you didn't have to say, "for example" to know my age. Anyway, I've mentioned it before. So, the year I was born in is tuhat yhdeksänsataakahdeksankymmentäviisi.
Tiina:Yes, I am more than satisfied with my number quota of the day.
OUTRO
Tiina:That’s it for this lesson, and for this Bootcamp series!
Reeta: Thanks for listening everyone! Bye (in Finnish)
Tiina: See you next time!

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FinnishPod101.com
Tuesday at 6:30 pm
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Everyone, do you have any difficulties with any of the numbers you learned in this lesson? Ask any questions you have here!

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FinnishPod101.com
Saturday at 9:38 am
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Hello Eric,


Thank you for your question.

I really don't know if it is Norwegian. I'd rather believe it is some kind of error when transformed a document from one format to another.


Cheers,

Aarni

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Eric
Sunday at 3:48 pm
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Hello Aarni,

I think, Totusenogelleve is Norsk, not Finnish?! Is it right?

Beste wishes,

Eric

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Saturday at 12:46 pm
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Hello Eric,


Thank you for your question.

Thank you for pointing this out. We will have further look into it.


Let us know if you have any question.

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Eric
Friday at 5:30 am
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Hei!

What does "Totusenogelleve" mean? I don't understand how this number(?) is constructed.

Kiitos!

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Saturday at 7:26 pm
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Hei Nickolas!


Yes! "Satakolmekymmentäkaksituhattaneljäsataayhdeksänkymmentäkuusi" = 132 496!

Numbers are so much easier, huh ?


Parhain terveisin, Best Wishes,

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Wednesday at 11:18 pm
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Satakolmekymmentäkaksituhattaneljäsataayhdeksänkymmentäkuusi on One hundred thirty two thousand four hundred and ninety six? ?

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Saturday at 1:03 am
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Kiitos vinkistä Adolf! :smile:

Thank you for the tip Adolf!


Olen kuitenkin kuullut, että taiwanilainen ruoka on herkullista!

I have heard though, that Taiwanese food is delicious!


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Adolf
Friday at 7:56 pm
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humm ... keskimäärin ateria on 20-30 Euro on kuin Taiwan:wink:

( humm... an average meal will be 20-30 Euro is like Taiwan )


Taiwanissa on paljon ravintola tarvitsee vain 3-5 euroa, jos haluat vain täyttää vatsaa ... mutta sinun täytyy jättää niiden sotkuinen ja Unclean:sweat_smile:

( Taiwan have many restaurant just need 3-5 Euro, if you just want to fill your stomach... but you must disregard their messy and Unclean )

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Hello Jemma,


Thank you for your question!


Basically the numbers are all said as one word. For example the one that you mentioned does get terribly long, but it will help to break it down in your head and say it at your own pace!


Again, thank you for commenting, and let us know if you have any more questions.


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Tuesday at 7:28 am
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Hello,


I have a question.


Do you say the numbers all as one word (E.g. Satakolmekymmentäkaksituhattaneljäsataayhdeksänkymmentäkuusi) or do you break it up when speaking similarly to how English numbers are broken into tens, hundreds and thousands etc. when speaking?


Thank you kindly,

Jemma