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Wednesday at 10:25 PM
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Hei Leja!

Thank you for your comment and for good questions! :smile:

Literally, 'post office' is "postitoimisto", as 'post' is "posti" and 'office' is "toimisto".

You are spot on though, that Finns normally just say "posti" instead of "postitoimisto". For example, "Menen postiin." - 'I'll go to the post office.'

"Postitoimisto" as a term is quite official and used more often in news articles and other official content.

"Posti" does also refer to 'mail', that's right:

"Onko minute postia?" - 'Is there any mail for me?'

I hope this helps instead of confusing you.. :wink:


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Leja Harju
Wednesday at 03:33 PM
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In my little Finnish dictionary by Ville Kataja, "post office" is simply listed as "posti", like the same word for "mail". So do Finns simply refer to the post office as "posti", and "postitoimisto" is just kind of for us as learners to distinguish between post and post OFFICE? Would you normally not hear a Finnish person call it "postitoimisto?"

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German Gutierrez
Monday at 05:38 AM
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:smile: Great Lessons and material, thank you very much for the opportunity. Muchas Gracias. German