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Intro

Becky: Hi everyone, I’m Becky.
Päivi: And I’m Päivi!
Becky: And welcome to Culture Class: Essential Finnish Vocabulary, Lesson 18! In this lesson you'll learn five essential words related to people and homes. These are five common things found in Finnish homes. Hand picked. You can find a complete list of vocabulary at FinnishPod101.com
BODY
Becky: Päivi, what’s our first word?
Päivi: sauna
Becky: sauna
Päivi: (slow) sauna (regular) sauna
Becky: Listeners, please repeat:
Päivi: sauna
[pause - 5 sec.]
Becky: Most modern Finnish homes, even small apartments, have a sauna. Older apartment buildings may only have one sauna in the basement, and residents take turns using it.
Becky: Now let's hear a sample sentence using this word.
Päivi: (normal) Saunassa rentoudutaan ja unohdetaan kaikki huolet.
Becky: In the sauna, you relax and forget all your worries.
Päivi: (slow) Saunassa rentoudutaan ja unohdetaan kaikki huolet.
Becky: Okay, what’s the next word?
Päivi: astiankuivauskaappi
Becky: dish draining closet
Päivi: (slow) astiankuivauskaappi (regular) astiankuivauskaappi
Becky: Listeners, please repeat:
Päivi: astiankuivauskaappi
[pause - 5 sec.]
Becky: A dish draining closet is a closet that is located above the kitchen sink. It does not have ordinary shelves; instead, it has draining racks for shelves so that you can put dishes into the cabinet right after rinsing and the water will just drip back into the sink.
Becky: Now let's hear a sample sentence using this word.
Päivi: (normal) Kuivauskaappiin laitettavia astioita ei tarvitse kuivata.
Becky: Dishes that are put in the dish draining closet do not need to be hand-dried.
Päivi: (slow) Kuivauskaappiin laitettavia astioita ei tarvitse kuivata.
Becky: Okay, what’s the next word?
Päivi: räsymatto
Becky: rag rug
Päivi: (slow) räsymatto (regular) räsymatto
Becky: Listeners, please repeat:
Päivi: räsymatto
[pause - 5 sec.]
Becky: Traditionally, Finnish rag rugs were made from old garments cut into thin, long strips. These days, they are more often made from leftovers from the textile industry.
Becky: Now let's hear a sample sentence using this word.
Päivi: (normal) Kaupasta saa nykyään design-räsymattoja.
Becky: These days, you can buy designer rag rugs.
Päivi: (slow) Kaupasta saa nykyään design-räsymattoja.
Becky: Okay, what’s the next word?
Päivi: kolminkertaiset ikkunat
Becky: triple-pane windows
Päivi: (slow) kolminkertaiset ikkunat (regular) kolminkertaiset ikkunat
Becky: Listeners, please repeat:
Päivi: kolminkertaiset ikkunat
[pause - 5 sec.]
Becky: Winters are cold in Finland, so most windows have triple panes to reduce heat loss.
Becky: Now let's hear a sample sentence using this word.
Päivi: (normal) Kolminkertaiset ikkunat pitävät lämmön sisällä.
Becky: Triple-pane windows keep warmth inside.
Päivi: (slow) Kolminkertaiset ikkunat pitävät lämmön sisällä.
Becky: Okay, what’s the last word?
Päivi: kaukolämmitys
Becky: district heating
Päivi: (slow) kaukolämmitys (regular) kaukolämmitys
Becky: Listeners, please repeat:
Päivi: kaukolämmitys
[pause - 5 sec.]
Becky: In urban areas, buildings are usually heated with district heating, in which water is heated in centralized power plants and distributed through pipes to buildings in the surrounding areas.
Becky: Now let's hear a sample sentence using this word.
Päivi: (normal) Kaukolämmitys on ympäristöystävällinen lämmitysmuoto.
Becky: District heating is an environment-friendly means of heating.
Päivi: (slow) Kaukolämmitys on ympäristöystävällinen lämmitysmuoto.
QUIZ
Becky: Okay listeners, are you ready to be quizzed on the words you just learned? Päivi will give you the Finnish – please say the English meaning out loud! Are you ready?
Päivi: sauna
[pause]Becky: sauna
Päivi: astiankuivauskaappi
[pause]Becky: dish draining closet
Päivi: räsymatto
[pause]Becky: rag rug
Päivi: kolminkertaiset ikkunat
[pause]Becky: triple-pane windows
Päivi: kaukolämmitys
[pause]Becky: district heating

Outro

Becky: There you have it – five common things in homes in Finland! We have more vocab lists available at FinnishPod101.com, so be sure to check them out. Thanks everyone, see you next time!
Päivi: Hei hei!

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Monday at 06:30 PM
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What else are you expecting to find inside a Finnish home?

FinnishPod101.com Verified
Thursday at 09:11 PM
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Hello Lorna,


Thank you for your comment. Yes! Maybe there was a slight foreigner accent there to be heard. Luckily there was a native Finnish speaker saying exactly how it should be pronounced. 😄


Let us know if you have any questions.

Cheers,

Aarni

Team FinnishPod101.com

Lorna
Friday at 01:14 AM
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Why did the English speaker pronounce "sauna" incorrectly? 😳