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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 24! In this lesson you'll learn five essential words related to fine arts. These are five famous Finnish artists and musicians. Hand picked. You can find a complete list of vocabulary at FinnishPod101.com
BODY
Becky: Päivi, who's our first person?
Päivi: Jean Sibelius
Becky: Jean Sibelius
Päivi: (slow) Jean Sibelius (regular) Jean Sibelius
Becky: Listeners, please repeat:
Päivi: Jean Sibelius
[pause - 5 sec.]
Becky: Jean Sibelius is one of the great Finnish composers. He was strongly influenced by the romantic nationalism of the late 19th century, and his music contributed to the forming of the Finnish identity in the early 20th century.
Becky: Now let's hear a sample sentence using this name.
Päivi: (normal) Finlandia on Jean Sibeliuksen tunnetuimpia sävellyksiä.
Becky: The "Finlandia" is one of the best-known compositions by Jean Sibelius.
Päivi: (slow) Finlandia on Jean Sibeliuksen tunnetuimpia sävellyksiä.
Becky: Okay, who's the next person?
Päivi: Akseli Gallén-Kallela
Becky: Akseli Gallén-Kallela
Päivi: (slow) Akseli Gallén-Kallela (regular) Akseli Gallén-Kallela
Becky: Listeners, please repeat:
Päivi: Akseli Gallén-Kallela
[pause - 5 sec.]
Becky: Akseli Gallén-Kallela was a painter at the turn of the 20th century, and like Sibelius, was one of the great names in Finnish romantic nationalism. His best-known paintings depict scenes from Kalevala, the Finnish national epic.
Becky: Now let's hear a sample sentence using this name.
Päivi: (normal) Gallén-Kallela-museo on Espoossa.
Becky: The Gallén-Kallela museum is in Espoo.
Päivi: (slow) Gallén-Kallela-museo on Espoossa.
Becky: Okay, who's the next person?
Päivi: Tove Jansson
Becky: Tove Jansson
Päivi: (slow) Tove Jansson (regular) Tove Jansson
Becky: Listeners, please repeat:
Päivi: Tove Jansson
[pause - 5 sec.]
Becky: Tove Jansson is mainly known as the creator of the Moomin characters, but her ambitions were actually in painting. She also did a number of book covers, illustrations, and political cartoons.
Becky: Now let's hear a sample sentence using this name.
Päivi: (normal)Tove Jansson olisi juhlinut 100-vuotis syntymäpäiviään vuonna 2014.
Becky: Tove Jansson would have celebrated her 100th birthday in 2014.
Päivi: (slow) Tove Jansson olisi juhlinut 100-vuotis syntymäpäiviään vuonna 2014.
Becky: Okay, who's the next person?
Päivi: Katri Helena
Becky: Katri Helena
Päivi: (slow) Katri Helena (regular) Katri Helena
Becky: Listeners, please repeat:
Päivi: Katri Helena
[pause - 5 sec.]
Becky: Katri Helena is the grand old lady of Finnish easy listening music. She has been one of the most popular singers since the start of her career in the 1960s. Her voice has been described as "the blue and white voice" a reference to the colors of the Finnish flag.
Becky: Now let's hear a sample sentence using this name.
Päivi: (normal) Katri Helenan koko nimi on Katri Helena Kalaoja.
Becky: Katri Helena's full name is Katri Helena Kalaoja.
Päivi: (slow) Katri Helenan koko nimi on Katri Helena Kalaoja.
Becky: Okay, who's the last person?
Päivi: Eppu Normaali
Becky: Eppu Normaali
Päivi: (slow) Eppu Normaali (regular) Eppu Normaali
Becky: Listeners, please repeat:
Päivi: Eppu Normaali
[pause - 5 sec.]
Becky: Eppu Normaali is one of the most popular Finnish rock bands. When the band began in the 1970s, it played punk music, but the style has since moved towards rock and even pop.
Becky: Now let's hear a sample sentence using this name.
Päivi: (normal) Murheellisten laulujen maa on yksi Eppu Normaalin tunnetuimmista kappaleista.
Becky: "The Land of Sad Songs" is one of the best-known songs by Eppu Normaali.
Päivi: (slow) Murheellisten laulujen maa on yksi Eppu Normaalin tunnetuimmista kappaleista.
QUIZ
Becky: Okay listeners, are you ready to be quizzed on the names you just learned? Päivi will give you the Finnish – please repeat it out loud! Are you ready?
Päivi: Jean Sibelius
[pause]Becky: Jean Sibelius
Päivi: Akseli Gallén-Kallela
[pause]Becky: Akseli Gallén-Kallela
Päivi: Tove Jansson
[pause]Becky: Tove Jansson
Päivi: Katri Helena
[pause]Becky: Katri Helena
Päivi: Eppu Normaali
[pause]Becky: Eppu Normaali

Outro

Becky: There you have it – five famous artists and musicians from 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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Do you know any other famous Finnish artists?

Corinna
Wednesday at 03:16 PM
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Moi Päivi :smile:


Joo, pitää :wink: He ovat todella hyvät (Or "Hyvää"?)


Näin sen jo :wink: Kiitti!

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Minä en vielä tiedä Haloo Helsingin tuotantoa kovin hyvin, pitää ehkä kuunnella! :stuck_out_tongue_winking_eye:

(I don't know the production of Haloo Helsinki that well yet, maybe I should listen to it!)


Explanation for the song words can now be found in this other thread: https://www.finnishpod101.com/2014/09/22/culture-class-essential-finnish-vocabulary-12-animals/#comment-40441 :wink:


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Corinna
Saturday at 02:21 PM
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Joo, Ihana on ihana! :wink: Ja löysin myös Haloo Helsinki. Mua Ei Oo ja Syvälle Silmiin ovat niin hyvää!


What's the difference between the words for "song"?

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Friday at 07:13 AM
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En ole vielä kuullut Chisun uutta levyä, mutta joitakin kappaleita radiossa - hyvältä vaikuttaa! Ihana on ihana! :wink: :thumbsup:


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Corinna
Thursday at 02:42 PM
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Hei taas Päivi :smile:


Kyllä, hän on! Pidän todella laulu "Ihana" :smile: Minun täytyy kuunnella uuden levyn! Onko se kovin hyvää? (Juuri nyt, olen kuuntelen Tony Kakkon uuden version "Pieni Rumpali" Eicca Toppinen kanssa :stuck_out_tongue_winking_eye: :sunglasses: En oli toki, että sanoin tuon oikein)

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Thursday at 03:19 AM
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Kyllä, Chisu on myös hyvä artisti! Hän julkaisi myös juuri uuden levyn! :thumbsup:


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Corinna
Tuesday at 03:16 PM
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Moi taas Päivi!


:open_mouth: Really? Yay! :smile: (I will definitely be seeing those guys as many times as possible :stuck_out_tongue_winking_eye: )

Kas, joku suositteli minulle Chisu :stuck_out_tongue_winking_eye: So I have another Finnish singer to listen to now.

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Tuesday at 04:10 AM
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Actually Corinna, the sentence you wrote, 'He ovat niin mukavia' ("They are so nice"), is perfect! :thumbsup:


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Corinna
Wednesday at 02:00 PM
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Moi Päivi!


Haha, kiitti :stuck_out_tongue_winking_eye: Olen kuunnella Cherry and the Vipers musiikkia koska lyriikät ovat suomeksi. Ja Eicca soitaa rummut :laughing:


Oh, and I noticed another mistake. I probably should've written "mukavat", not "mukavia", right?

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Tuesday at 11:39 PM
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Wow, Corinna! Tiedät niin paljon! You know so much! Cool! :sunglasses:


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