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Hi everyone! I’m Alisha.
Welcome to Conversational Phrases!
We’ve found that the best way to learn a language is to speak it from day one! And the best way to start speaking is to learn phrases that you’ll use in real conversations.
In this lesson, you’ll learn conversational phrases to answer the question, "What are you doing during the holiday?" After watching this video, you’ll be able to talk about your holiday plans.
Now, let’s take a look at some conversational phrases!
Listen to the dialogue.
Mitä teet juhannuksena?
Aion mennä rannalle.
Once more with the English translation.
Mitä teet juhannuksena?
“What are you doing for Midsummer?”
Aion mennä rannalle.
“I'm planning to go to the beach.”
First of all you'll need to learn how to say “How's your mother?”
That's: Mitä teet juhannuksena?
Midsummer marks the middle of the summer, a time when the sun doesn't set for a period of several days.
Listen to it again: Mitä teet juhannuksena?, Mitä teet juhannuksena?
“What are you doing for Midsummer?”
Now, how do you answer this question?
The pattern is:
Aion [plan].
“I’m planning to [plan].”
For example:
“I'm planning to go to the beach.”
Aion mennä rannalle., Aion mennä rannalle.