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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 9! In this lesson, you'll learn five essential words related to popular and traditional cultural events in Finland. These words are hand-picked just for you! You can find a complete list of vocabulary at FinnishPod101.com.
BODY
Becky: Päivi, what’s our first word?
Päivi: Ravintolapäivä.
Becky: Restaurant Day
Päivi: (slow) Ravintolapäivä. (regular) Ravintolapäivä.
Becky: Listeners, please repeat after Päivi.
Päivi: Ravintolapäivä.
[pause - 5 sec.]
Becky:
Restaurant Day is a day where anybody can set up a restaurant or café wherever they like. The first Restaurant Day was organized in 2011, with some 40 restaurants participating. Because of its huge popularity, it has grown into a phenomenon that is organized four times a year.
Becky: Now let's hear a sample sentence using this word.
Päivi: (normal) Ravintolapäivänä voi vaikka myydä vohveleita kotinsa ikkunasta.
Becky: On Restaurant Day you can, for example, sell waffles out of your window.
Päivi: (slow) Ravintolapäivänä voi vaikka myydä vohveleita kotinsa ikkunasta.
Becky: Okay, what’s the next word?
Päivi: Seinäjoen Tangomarkkinat.
Becky: Seinäjoki Tango Festival
Päivi: (slow) Seinäjoen Tangomarkkinat. (regular) Seinäjoen Tangomarkkinat.
Becky: Listeners, please repeat:
Päivi: Seinäjoen Tangomarkkinat.
[pause - 5 sec.]
Becky:
Finns love tango dancing. The Seinäjoki Tango Festival is a 30-year-old festival with concerts, dancing, and contests, including a men's and women's singing contest. The winners receive the titles of Tango King and Tango Queen, and the careers of many popular Finnish singers have received a considerable boost by winning the contest.
Becky: Now let's hear a sample sentence using this word.
Päivi: (normal) Jari Sillanpää oli vuoden 1995 tangokuningas.
Becky: Jari Sillanpää was the Tango King in 1995.
Päivi: (slow) Jari Sillanpää oli vuoden 1995 tangokuningas.
Becky: Okay, what’s the next word?
Päivi: Savonlinnan oopperajuhlat.
Becky: Savonlinna Opera Festival
Päivi: (slow) Savonlinnan oopperajuhlat. (regular) Savonlinnan oopperajuhlat.
Becky: Listeners, please repeat the words.
Päivi: Savonlinnan oopperajuhlat.
[pause - 5 sec.]
Becky:
Savonlinna Opera Festival is a month-long festival featuring old and new operas. It takes place at St. Olaf's Castle, a 15th-century castle in Savonlinna, Eastern Finland.
Becky: Now let's hear a sample sentence using this word.
Päivi: (normal) Savonlinnan oopperajuhlat ovat heinäkuussa.
Becky: The Savonlinna Opera Festival is in July.
Päivi: (slow) Savonlinnan oopperajuhlat ovat heinäkuussa.
Becky: Okay, what’s our next word?
Päivi: Ruisrock.
Becky: Ruisrock
Päivi: (slow) Ruisrock. (regular) Ruisrock.
Becky: Listeners, please repeat after Päivi.
Päivi: Ruisrock.
[pause - 5 sec.]
Becky:
Ruisrock is the oldest continuously held rock festival in Finland. It has been held every year since 1970, and many of the world's top artists have performed there in addition to major Finnish artists.
Becky: Now let's hear a sample sentence using this word.
Päivi: (normal) Ruisrock järjestetään Turun Ruissalossa.
Becky: Ruisrock is held in Ruissalo, Turku.
Päivi: (slow) Ruisrock järjestetään Turun Ruissalossa.
Becky: Okay, what’s the last word?
Päivi: Eukonkannon MM-kisat.
Becky: Wife-carrying world championships
Päivi: (slow) Eukonkannon MM-kisat. (regular) Eukonkannon MM-kisat.
Becky: Listeners, please repeat:
Päivi: Eukonkannon MM-kisat.
[pause - 5 sec.]
Becky:
In the summer, Finland has a number of weird competitions, including the wife-carrying world championships. The idea is simple: men carry women along an obstacle course, and the quickest couple wins. Over the years, men have perfected their carrying techniques, and most serious competitors now carry a woman on their back dangling upside down.
Becky: Now let's hear a sample sentence using this word.
Päivi: (normal) Eukonkannon MM-kisoissa kuuluu sääntöjen mukaan olla hauskaa.
Becky: The rules of the wife carrying world championships state that competitors must have a good time.
Päivi: (slow) Eukonkannon MM-kisoissa kuuluu sääntöjen mukaan olla hauskaa.
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 can say the English meaning out loud! Are you ready?
Päivi: Ravintolapäivä.
[pause]Becky: Restaurant Day
Päivi: Seinäjoen Tangomarkkinat.
[pause]Becky: Seinäjoki Tango Festival
Päivi: Savonlinnan oopperajuhlat.
[pause]Becky: Savonlinna Opera Festival
Päivi: Ruisrock.
[pause]Becky: Ruisrock
Päivi: Eukonkannon MM-kisat.
[pause]Becky: Wife-carrying world championships

Outro

Becky: There you have it – five popular and traditional cultural events 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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Monday at 06:30 PM
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Which one of this lesson's traditional activities would you like to watch when you go to Finland?

Corinna
Tuesday at 02:30 PM
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Hei Päivi!


Ah, okay :smile: They are one of my absolute favourite bands :sunglasses: Joo! Kanadalla ei ole monet hyvää festivaalit :stuck_out_tongue_winking_eye: Suomen juhannus-festivaalit kuunostaa niin paljon parempi!

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Hei Corinna!


Sinun täytyy joskus osallistua juhannus-festivaaleille Suomessa!

You must participate to a Midsummer-festival in Finland some day! :sunglasses:


And yes, you can say 'Apocalyptica soittaa' ("Apocalyptica is playing"), but then again, you can say for example 'Apocalyptican pojat soittavat' ("The boys of Apocalyptica are playing").

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Corinna
Wednesday at 12:40 PM
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... I probably should've said "soitaa" or "soittaa" instead of "soitavat", shouldn't I?

Corinna
Monday at 03:27 PM
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Ruisrock! :sunglasses: Toivon joskus nähdä Apocalyptica soitavat Suomessa :laughing: Provinssirock and Ilosaarirock sound intriguing too.