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Friday at 06:30 PM
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Hi FinnishPod101 listeners!

Have you ever tried living abroad?

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Friday at 03:13 PM
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Hi Constance,


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Constance Makela
Friday at 09:14 AM
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Thank you very much. It helps a lot in my effort to understand Finnish and try to put words together into a sentence.

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Thursday at 11:17 PM
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Hello Constance!


Thank you for leaving a comment!


The word huolissaan actually comes from the stem word “huoli”, which means “worry” or “trouble”. When adding the ending -ssa, it would mean “in worries”, right? So the literal translation to “olla huolissaan” would be “to be in ones worries”.

The verb “huolia” is quite rarely used in this context, though, other than in the saying “älä huoli siitä!” which means “don´t worry about it!”.

The more common verb to use in this case would be “huolehtia”, which also means to worry, or to take care of. For example, “hän huolehtii turhaan”, would mean “he is worried for no reason”. The conjugation for this verb is as follows:


minä huolehdin

sinä huolehdit

hän huolehtii

me huolehdimme

te huolehditte

he huolehtivat


This being said, this verb is more commonly used in the context of “to take care of”, as in “minä huolehdin kaikesta”, “I will take care of everything.”


I hope this helps!

Paula

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Constance Makela
Saturday at 10:07 PM
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Would you please explain how the word "huolissaan" was created. I can see that the verb "huolia" is the stem verb but I don't understand how/why the "a" was dropped and the "ssaan" was added. I understand the conjugation "hän huolii", "he/she worry" but how do we get beyond that. Where in this Finnish course are the conjugation of verbs introduced? I need to understand why things are done the way they are rather than to simply memorize words or expressions without understanding why they created the way they are for a particular instance. I don't want to miss-use them in another sentence. Thanks.

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Thursday at 02:02 PM
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Hi Constance!


You're right, I have friends all over the world too, and it's always a pleasure to talk with them. It's like a never ending learning.

Thank you for your comment!


Mélanie

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Constance Makela
Wednesday at 01:39 AM
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I meant to say, "you broaden your views of the world.... etc."

Constance Makela
Wednesday at 01:37 AM
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Yes, I've lived abroad for a number of years. Your broader your views of the world and learn to appreciate other cultures and people. I have many friends and family of other cultures and learn so much from them.

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Hello halina,


Great to have you here! We hope our lessons help you in learning Finnish.

Wish you all the best:smile:


And if you have any questions, remember we're here to help you.


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halina
Friday at 07:05 PM
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i wanaa learn finnish