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Hei, minun nimeni on Paula. Hi everybody! I’m Paula.
Welcome to FinnishPod101.com’s “Suomea kolmessa minuutissa”. The fastest, easiest, and most fun way to learn Finnish.
This lesson will be all about numerot. That’s right, numbers.
First we’ll learn the numbers from one to ten. They are not difficult at all, and it will only take three minutes. Vain kolme minuuttia!
Are you ready? Let’s start!
yksi.
[slowly] yksi.
kaksi.
[slowly] kaksi.
kolme.
[slowly] kolme.
neljä.
[slowly] neljä.
viisi.
[slowly] viisi.
kuusi.
[slowly] kuusi.
seitsemän.
[slowly] seitsemän.
kahdeksan.
[slowly] kahdeksan.
yhdeksän.
[slowly] yhdeksän.
kymmenen.
[slowly] kymmenen.
Okay, now repeat after me. I'll say the numbers and give you time to repeat each one.
1. Yksi
2. Kaksi
3. Kolme
4. Neljä
5. Viisi
6. Kuusi
7. Seitsemän
8. Kahdeksan
9. Yhdeksän
10. Kymmenen
Great job!
If you are wondering what comes before yksi, it is similar to the English words nil or null- it’s nolla.
[slowly] nolla.
Easy to remember, right?
Now there’s no need to panic if your new Finnish friend asks for your cell phone number. Let’s practice how you would say it.
We’ll use the phrase Minun numeroni on-, which means “my number is-”
[slowly] minun numeroni on.
minun numeroni on,
050 291 4728
Can you read it by yourself?
050 291 4728
Perfect!
Now it’s time for Paula’s Points.
Finns love to make words shorter. When counting quickly, the numbers can easily turn to less than half of the length they really are! Yy, kaa, koo, nee, vii, kuu, see, kasi, ysi, kymppi... There is no need for you to use these, but now you won’t get confused you start hearing numbers you’ve never heard before!
Do you know the Finnish word for a hundred? It’s almost the same as the verb “sataa”, “to rain”! In the next lesson we are going to learn the numbers from eleven to one hundred in Finnish. Before jumping there, be sure to practice the numbers we learned in this lesson, from yksi to kymmenen!!
Nähdään ensi kerralla!!

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Friday at 06:30 PM
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Hi listeners! Let's practice numbers together!

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Thursday at 10:20 PM
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Hi Greg,


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GregS
Thursday at 11:17 AM
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THANK YOU for running through the shortened form of the numbers. In casual conversations they seem much, much more common but I challenge anyone to find them written in a text book anywhere!

Thanks

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Hi Luca P. Gentile,

Thank you for your comments question.


I never thought numbers that way but great if this works for you! 😄


If you have any questions, please let us know.

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Luca P. Gentile
Wednesday at 06:50 AM
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Moi kaikkille yhdeksan ihmisia täässä!


I have never heard the numbers said shortly in spoken Finnish, so thanks to say it in the video :-)


NATASHA had a really good point! now, with this logic, it will be easier for me to remember the difference between Kahdeksan and Yhdeksan. Kiitos:


¨I think the number 8 has to do with 'min 2' and 9 with 'min 1', is that right?


8 = 10 - 2 kah


9 = 10 - 1 yh¨

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Hello Maged,


Thank you for comment. Keep on practising! ?


Let us know if you have any question.


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Hello Przemek,


Thank you for posting!

We're glad to have you here at FinnishPod101.com!

Let us know if you have any question.

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maged noaman
Sunday at 08:17 PM
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Minun numeroni on nolla nolla kaksi nolla yksi yksi viisi kaksi kahdeksan kaksi yhdeksän kaksi kuusi yksi kolme.

Przemek
Saturday at 02:11 AM
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I'm new here but hope to stay for some time...unless I learn a bit...ok a bit more.

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Tuesday at 10:51 AM
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Hello Natasha,


Thank you for posting.

Please check the following lessons:


https://www.finnishpod101.com/2013/05/10/learn-with-pictures-18-simple-numbers-in-finnish/

https://www.finnishpod101.com/2012/04/23/survival-phrases-17-counting-to-100-in-finnish/

https://www.finnishpod101.com/2012/01/31/basic-bootcamp-5-counting-from-1001000000-in-finnish/

https://www.finnishpod101.com/2013/10/18/learn-finnish-in-three-minutes-8-how-much/


We hope you'll like these as well.


Let us know if you have any question.

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Monday at 07:42 PM
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Hei Natasha!


Thank you, kiitos, for your nice comment!

Great to hear you like learning the Finnish numbers, despite them being so long! :wink:


I will see if we can find more lessons/videos about numbers for you!


Best Wishes,

Päivi

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