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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 19! In this lesson you'll learn five essential words related to health and emergencies. These are five medicines and drugs commonly used in Finland. Hand picked. You can find a complete list of vocabulary at FinnishPod101.com
BODY
Becky: Päivi, what’s our first word?
Päivi: Burana
Becky: ibuprofen
Päivi: (slow) Burana (regular) Burana
Becky: Listeners, please repeat:
Päivi: Burana
[pause - 5 sec.]
Becky: Burana is one of the most common painkillers in Finland. It contains ibuprofen, a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug.
Becky: Now let's hear a sample sentence using this word.
Päivi: (normal) Buranan tavallisin annoskoko on 400 mg.
Becky: The most common dose of Burana is 400mg.
Päivi: (slow) Buranan tavallisin annoskoko on 400 mg.
Becky: Okay, what’s the next word?
Päivi: Zyrtec
Becky: antihistamine
Päivi: (slow) Zyrtec (regular) Zyrtec
Becky: Listeners, please repeat:
Päivi: Zyrtec
[pause - 5 sec.]
Becky: Zyrtec is a common antihistamine for treating hay fever and allergies. About one in five Finnish adults have allergic rhinitis.
Becky: Now let's hear a sample sentence using this word.
Päivi: (normal) Zyrtec auttaa heinänuhaan.
Becky: The antihistamine Zyrtec alleviates hay fever.
Päivi: (slow) Zyrtec auttaa heinänuhaan.
Becky: Okay, what’s the next word?
Päivi: D-vitamiini
Becky: vitamin D
Päivi: (slow) D-vitamiini (regular) D-vitamiini
Becky: Listeners, please repeat:
Päivi: D-vitamiini
[pause - 5 sec.]
Becky: Finns only get enough vitamin D from the sun during the summer months. Vitamin D supplements are recommended for everyone during the winter and for small children and the elderly throughout the year.
Becky: Now let's hear a sample sentence using this word.
Päivi: (normal) Suomalaiset eivät saa auringosta riittävästi D-vitamiinia.
Becky: Finns do not get enough vitamin D from the sun.
Päivi: (slow) Suomalaiset eivät saa auringosta riittävästi D-vitamiinia.
Becky: Okay, what’s the next word?
Päivi: Rennie
Becky: heartburn medication
Päivi: (slow) Rennie (regular) Rennie
Becky: Listeners, please repeat:
Päivi: Rennie
[pause - 5 sec.]
Becky: Rennie is a brand of over-the-counter medication for heartburn. Many people who suffer from heartburn because of poor dietary habits, obesity, or pregnancy use this medication.
Becky: Now let's hear a sample sentence using this word.
Päivi: (normal) Rennie on suosittu närästyslääke.
Becky: Rennie, Finnish heartburn medication, is a popular medication for heartburn.
Päivi: (slow) Rennie on suosittu närästyslääke.
Becky: Okay, what’s the last word?
Päivi: verenpainelääke
Becky: antihypertensive
Päivi: (slow) verenpainelääke (regular) verenpainelääke
Becky: Listeners, please repeat:
Päivi: verenpainelääke
[pause - 5 sec.]
Becky: A lot of Finns suffer from hypertension, or high blood pressure, so antihypertensives are among the most common prescription drugs used in Finland.
Becky: Now let's hear a sample sentence using this word.
Päivi: (normal) Monet suomalaiset käyttävät verenpainelääkkeitä.
Becky: Many Finns take antihypertensives.
Päivi: (slow) Monet suomalaiset käyttävät verenpainelääkkeitä.
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: Burana
[pause]Becky: ibuprofen
Päivi: Zyrtec
[pause]Becky: antihistamine
Päivi: D-vitamiini
[pause]Becky: vitamin D
Päivi: Rennie
[pause]Becky: heartburn medication
Päivi: verenpainelääke
[pause]Becky: antihypertensive

Outro

Becky: There you have it – five commonly used medicines and drugs 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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Hello again! When you have fever, do you prefer to take medicines or do you use different methods?