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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.
In the last lesson we learned the phrase Kuinka paljon tämä maksaa?”How much is this?” Now we’ll learn how to answer that by counting euros in Finnish.
Finland uses the same currency as most countries in the European Union, the Euro.
Please be careful with the pronunciation though, it’s a bit different from English.
In Finnish we say euro.
Let’s try to say prices in Finnish. Start by trying to say "Nine euros and fifty cents."
Yhdeksän euroa ja viisikymmentä senttiä.
[slowly] Yhdeksän euroa ja viisikymmentä senttiä.
In Finland we have 5, 10, 20 and 50 cent coins. In Finnish, it’s sentti.
However, sometimes the price is stated in smaller cents, such as 19.99. In that case, if you are paying with cash, it will be rounded to the nearest 5 cents.
Ok, let’s try another example-
"40 euros and 25 cents."
Neljäkymmentä euroa ja kaksikymmentäviisi senttiä.
[slowly] Neljäkymmentä euroa ja kaksikymmentäviisi senttiä.
Are you ready for a challenge? This is a long one. How would you say
"199 euros and 98 cents"
Satayhdeksänkymmentäyhdeksän euroa ja yhdeksänkymmentäkahdeksan senttiä.
[slowly] Satayhdeksänkymmentäyhdeksän euroa ja yhdeksänkymmentäkahdeksan senttiä.
That was pretty tough, right? But no need to despair, it still follows the same simple rules as any counting.
But you can make it slightly simpler by leaving out the currency and just saying the numbers.
satayhdeksänkymmentäyhdeksän ja yhdeksänkymmentäkahdeksan.
You will probably often hear this used by the shop staff.
Now it’s time for Paula’s Points.
Did you wonder why I didn’t mention the 1 and 2 cent coins, that are commonly used in other Euro-countries? The thing is, they are actually not used in Finland! However, most shops accept them as payment. As I mentioned before, the price will be rounded to the closest 5 cents, so you won’t be getting back 1 or 2 cent coins as change.
Now you are ready for a shopping spree in Finland. Want to invite your friends with you to impress them with your fluent counting? You’ll learn how to ask your friends about their plans in the next lesson. See you in the next Suomea kolmessa minuutissa lesson.
Nähdään pian!

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Friday at 06:30 PM
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Hi listeners! What will you buy with Euro in Finland?

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Monday at 12:12 PM
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Hello Kent,


Thank you for your question! I think it would be better to say it simply this way: "Haluan ostaa matkamuistoja ystävilleni ja perheelleni Malesiassa."


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Kent
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Hei,


Haluan ostaa matkamuistoja ystävilleni ja perheelleni takaisin Malesiasta. Is this correct for "I want to buy souvenirs for my friends and family back in Malaysia." ??? Thanks in advance for your reply.


Kiitos ja hei hei.

Kent

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Hei Asaki,


Kiitos viestistäsi. Suomalainen kahvi on korkalaatuista ja minun suosikkini myöskin. ❤️️


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Asaki
Saturday at 05:28 PM
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Hei

Ostan kahvia, vaatteita, kirjoja ja postikortteja Suomessa

Ystävällisin terveisin,

Asaki

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Hello GregS,


Thank you for your posting. Do you like knives?


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GregS
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@Donald -- puukko


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HelloMaged,


Thank you for posting.


Almost perfect, Maged. ? Keep on practising! ?


Here's the corrected sentence:

Ostan kengät. Ne maksavat satakahdeksankymmentäviisi euroa ja kaksikymmentäkuusi senttiä.


Let us know if you have any question.


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Aarni

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maged noaman
Sunday at 10:38 PM
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ostan kengät .ne maksavat satakahdeksankymmentäviisi euroa ja kaksikymmentäkuusi senttia.

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Friday at 10:46 PM
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Hei Osamah!


Hienoa! Hyvä juttu, että haluat kuulla vain suomea! Toivottavasti sinnikkyys palkitaan. :smile:


Parhain terveisin, Best Wishes,

Päivi

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Osamah Ammer
Monday at 03:48 AM
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Hei kaikki Suomalaiset Facebook ystäväni

Kirjoita minulle Suomea, koska haluan oppia Suomea

Käytä englantia vain hätätilanteessa

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