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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 6! In this lesson, we’re continuing to talk about Finnish foods, and you'll learn the names of five essential Finnish fruits. They’re hand-picked just for you! You can find a complete list of vocabulary words at FinnishPod101.com.
BODY
Becky: Päivi, what’s our first word?
Päivi: Omena.
Becky: Apple
Päivi: (slow) Omena. (regular) Omena.
Becky: Listeners, please repeat after Päivi.
Päivi: Omena.
[pause - 5 sec.]
Becky:
Apples are the most important fruit grown in Finland. There are many domestic varieties that, while often aromatic, are not necessarily as sweet or big as apples grown in southern climates.
Becky: Now let's hear a sample sentence using this word.
Päivi: (normal) Useimpien omakotitalojen pihassa on ainakin yksi omenapuu.
Becky: Most single-family homes have at least one apple tree in the garden.
Päivi: (slow) Useimpien omakotitalojen pihassa on ainakin yksi omenapuu.
Becky: Okay, what’s the next word?
Päivi: Päärynä.
Becky: Pear
Päivi: (slow) Päärynä. (regular) Päärynä.
Becky: Listeners, please repeat:
Päivi: Päärynä.
[pause - 5 sec.]
Becky:
A number of pear varieties grow in Finland, but since they don’t tolerate the cold winter as well as apple trees, pear cultivation isn’t as significant.
Becky: Now let's hear a sample sentence using this word.
Päivi: (normal) Suomalaiset päärynät ovat pienempiä kuin ulkomaiset.
Becky: Finnish pears are smaller than foreign ones.
Päivi: (slow) Suomalaiset päärynät ovat pienempiä kuin ulkomaiset.
Becky: Okay, what’s our next word?
Päivi: Mansikka.
Becky: Strawberry
Päivi: (slow) Mansikka. (regular) Mansikka.
Becky: Listeners, please repeat after Päivi.
Päivi: Mansikka.
[pause - 5 sec.]
Becky:
Strawberries are a delicacy that Finns associate with the summer. The long days of midsummer make Finnish strawberries sweet and aromatic, and ice cream topped with fresh strawberries is about as good as a summer dessert gets.
Becky: Now let's hear a sample sentence using this word.
Päivi: (normal) Itäsuomalainen Suonenjoki on tunnettu mansikan viljelystä.
Becky: Suonenjoki in eastern Finland is a town known for strawberry cultivation.
Päivi: (slow) Itäsuomalainen Suonenjoki on tunnettu mansikan viljelystä.
Becky: Okay, what’s the next word?
Päivi: Mustikka.
Becky: Blueberry
Päivi: (slow) Mustikka. (regular) Mustikka.
Becky: Listeners, please repeat:
Päivi: Mustikka.
[pause - 5 sec.]
Becky:
Blueberries are a superfood packed with antioxidants. The best thing in Finland is that you can go into the forest and pick your own for free. Of course, if you don’t want to go to the trouble, you can buy them and other berries at stalls during the berry season.
Becky: Now let's hear a sample sentence using this word.
Päivi: (normal) Mustikkaa viedään terveellisyytensä vuoksi moniin maihin, muun muassa Aasiaan.
Becky: Because of their healthiness, blueberries are exported into many countries, for example into Asia.
Päivi: (slow) Mustikkaa viedään terveellisyytensä vuoksi moniin maihin, muun muassa Aasiaan.
Becky: Okay, what’s the last word?
Päivi: Banaani.
Becky: Banana
Päivi: (slow) Banaani. (regular) Banaani.
Becky: Listeners, please repeat:
Päivi: Banaani.
[pause - 5 sec.]
Becky:
Bananas don’t grow in Finland, but they’re still one of the most popular fruits among Finns. They’re often available as a fair trade product, although the market share of fair trade bananas is only a fraction of regular bananas.
Becky: Now let's hear a sample sentence using this word.
Päivi: (normal) Banaani on kolmen suosituimman hedelmän joukossa.
Becky: Bananas are among the top three most popular fruits.
Päivi: (slow) Banaani on kolmen suosituimman hedelmän joukossa.
QUIZ
Becky: Okay, listeners, are you ready to be quizzed on the words you just learned? Päivi will give you the Finnish word. Please say the English meaning out loud! Are you ready?
Päivi: Omena.
[pause]Becky: Apple.
Päivi: Päärynä.
[pause]Becky: Pear.
Päivi: Mansikka.
[pause]Becky: Strawberry.
Päivi: Mustikka.
[pause]Becky: Blueberry.
Päivi: Banaani.
[pause]Becky: Banana.

Outro

Becky: There you have it – five fruits in Finland! We have more vocabulary lists available at FinnishPod101.com, so be sure to check them out. Thanks everyone, and we’ll see you next time!
Päivi: Hei hei!

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Do you eat fruits daily?