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Friday at 06:30 PM
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Hi FinnishPod101 listeners!

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ELSIE PARKER
Saturday at 04:21 AM
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Moi-

can you help me understand why

Tyttö laittaa kenkää jalkaansa. ~ The girl puts a shoe (on her leg) jalkaansa end in nsa, which I think means specifially HER LEG

but

Lukiolainen sitoo kengännauhojaan~The highschool student ties his shoelace. does NOT end in nsa, but aan. Doesn't he also mean HIS shoe lace? is there such a word as nauhojansa?


Confused...(that's normal!)

ELSIE

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Friday at 07:14 PM
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Hi Corinna,


Thank you for your feedback!


In case you have any doubts, please let us know :wink:


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Corinna
Friday at 03:23 PM
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Moi Päivi!


I think I asked about that ending because I've seen and heard it quite a bit, so I was curious. :stuck_out_tongue_winking_eye:


Okay. Good to know. :grin: Haha joo, ehkä voimme. :stuck_out_tongue_winking_eye::stuck_out_tongue_winking_eye:

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Monday at 04:40 PM
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Moi Corinna! :smile:


For example, the -kaan/-kään is a different topic - you can say for example, "en omista autoakaan" which means 'I don't even own a car'. Or did you have some example sentences in mind where you have seen these?


As for the ways to say you are wearing something, they are both equally common, I'd say.

And yes you would change the verb tense accordingly - so for example "olin pukeutunut..." ('I was wearing..'), or "hän oli pukeutunut..." ('s/he was wearing...'). The Oscars are at the end of this month,right? We can practice these phrases a lot then! :stuck_out_tongue_winking_eye:


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Corinna
Wednesday at 03:03 PM
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Moi Päivi!


Okay, I think I get it. I'll just have to figure out when to add the "j" before the "-aan" :sweat_smile: And what about endings like "-kaan/-kään" and "-taan/ -tään"?


Ah, okay. I was wondering about that. :stuck_out_tongue_winking_eye: Which way would you say is more commonly used? (Also, in that first example sentence, would "Olen pukeutunut" change to "Olin pukeutunut" if you were saying "I was wearing..."?)

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Wednesday at 01:07 AM
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Moi Corinna!


The 'kengännauha' is the nominative form of the noun "shoe lace".

'Kengännauhojaan', well, I admit this is a bit tricky one (!), but it means "his/her shoelaces", during an action.

For example: 'Mies pesi autoaan' = "The man was washing his car". 'Hän ruokki lintujaan' = "s/he was feeding her birds".


There are a couple of ways to say you are wearing something. One would be "olen pukeutunut mekkoon" - which literally is "I'm dressed in a dress".

Another one would be "minulla on ylläni farkut ja t-paita" - literally "I have over me jeans and a t-shirt", but which of course means "I am wearing jeans and a t-shirt".

So either:

- "(Minä) olen pukeutunut...."

- "Minulla on ylläni..."


Bets wishes, terkuin,

Päivi

Corinna
Saturday at 04:54 PM
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Oh, and another question: How do you say someone is wearing something? As in "I'm wearing a T-shirt" or something like that. I'm not sure what the verb is, but I imagine the sentence would be something like "Olen - *whatever the verb is* - paitaa"?

Corinna
Thursday at 03:21 PM
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A little confused about the cases. (Again. :stuck_out_tongue_winking_eye: ) Why does "Kengännauha" change to "Kengännauhojaan"? And how exactly is the "-taan" ending used? Is it when an action is in progress?

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Thursday at 09:05 PM
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Hei Constance!


That sounds wonderful! Leather craft sure sounds like an art form of its own. It must be great doing something creative, and being able to wear just kind of things you want to!


I hope you have a great time at your class!


Paula

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Constance Makela
Wednesday at 01:34 AM
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I don't think making shoes is going to be easy. I hope I have the strength for the hand stitching. Leather handbag sewing isn't too difficult so long as you have the right needle and presser foot for your sewing machine. The firmness of the handbag is added with glued-on cardboard on the inside. When you have an old purse you're about to throw away, take it apart and look at it.