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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 7! In this lesson, we’re continuing to talk about Finnish foods, and you'll learn the names of five essential Finnish vegetables. 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: Peruna.
Becky: Potato
Päivi: (slow) Peruna. (regular) Peruna.
Becky: Listeners, please repeat after Päivi.
Päivi: Peruna.
[pause - 5 sec.]
Becky:
Potatoes are one of the staple foods for Finns, although during the past twenty years, pasta and rice have grown popular. Potatoes are commonly served boiled, mashed, as French fries, or cut up and baked in a casserole with cream and possibly meat or fish.
Becky: Now let's hear a sample sentence using this word.
Päivi: (normal) Perunamuusia tarjotaan monien ruokien lisukkeena.
Becky: Mashed potatoes are a common side dish with many kinds of food.
Päivi: (slow) Perunamuusia tarjotaan monien ruokien lisukkeena.
Becky: Okay, what’s the next word?
Päivi: Porkkana.
Becky: Carrot
Päivi: (slow) Porkkana. (regular) Porkkana.
Becky: Listeners, please repeat:
Päivi: Porkkana.
[pause - 5 sec.]
Becky:
Many Finns grow their own carrots if they have a garden. Carrots are often eaten raw, but it’s also common to have frozen baby carrots in your freezer for those days when you want to get food on the table quickly.
Becky: Now let's hear a sample sentence using this word.
Päivi: (normal) Porkkanalaatikko kuuluu perinteiseen joulupöytään.
Becky: Carrot casserole is a traditional Christmas dinner.
Päivi: (slow) Porkkanalaatikko kuuluu perinteiseen joulupöytään.
Becky: Okay, what’s the next word?
Päivi: Tomaatti.
Becky: Tomato
Päivi: (slow) Tomaatti. (regular) Tomaatti.
Becky: Listeners, please repeat the word.
Päivi: Tomaatti.
[pause - 5 sec.]
Becky:
Tomatoes are the most popular vegetable in Finland, aside from potatoes. They’re sliced and put on top of bread and used in salads. Sweet cherry tomatoes are a favorite with kids.
Becky: Now let's hear a sample sentence using this word.
Päivi: (normal) Monet tomaattilajikkeet täytyy Suomessa kasvattaa kasvihuoneessa.
Becky: Many tomato varieties need to be grown in greenhouses in Finland.
Päivi: (slow) Monet tomaattilajikkeet täytyy Suomessa kasvattaa kasvihuoneessa.
Becky: Okay, what’s the next word?
Päivi: Kurkku.
Becky: Cucumber
Päivi: (slow)Kurkku. (regular) Kurkku.
Becky: Listeners, please repeat:
Päivi: Kurkku.
[pause - 5 sec.]
Becky:
Like tomatoes, cucumbers are a very popular vegetable. They’re usually eaten fresh, but many Finns also like pickled cucumbers.
Becky: Now let's hear a sample sentence using this word.
Päivi: (normal) Talvella Suomeen tuodaan paljon kurkkua Espanjasta.
Becky: In the winter, a lot of cucumbers are imported into Finland from Spain.
Päivi: (slow) Talvella Suomeen tuodaan paljon kurkkua Espanjasta.
Becky: Okay, what’s the last word?
Päivi: Sipuli.
Becky: Onion.
Päivi: (slow) Sipuli. (regular) Sipuli.
Becky: Listeners, please repeat after Päivi.
Päivi: Sipuli.
[pause - 5 sec.]
Becky:
Onions are seldom eaten alone, but they’re an important ingredient in many foods, such as meatballs and Karelian stew. If you don’t like to chop onions, you can find bags of chopped onions in the freezer section of a grocery store.
Becky: Now let's hear a sample sentence using this word.
Päivi: (normal) Sipulia käytetään muun muassa lihapulliin.
Becky: Onions are used, among other things, in meat balls.
Päivi: (slow) Sipulia käytetään muun muassa lihapulliin.
QUIZ
Becky: Okay listeners, are you ready to be quizzed on the words you just learned? Päivi will give you the Finnish word, and then you say the English meaning out loud! Are you ready?
Päivi: Peruna.
[pause]Becky: Potato.
Päivi: Porkkana.
[pause]Becky: Carrot
Päivi: Tomaatti.
[pause]Becky: Tomato
Päivi: Kurkku.
[pause]Becky: Cucumber
Päivi: Sipuli.
[pause]Becky: Onion

Outro

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

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Many people don't like to eat vegetables. What is your least favorite one?

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