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INTRODUCTION
John: How to Talk About Me, You, Him and Her
John: Hi everyone, and welcome back to FinnishPod101.com. I'm John.
Aino: And I'm Aino!
John: This is Must-Know Finnish Slang Words and Phrases, Season 1, Lesson 1. In this lesson, you'll learn how to talk about me, you, him and her.
John: These very common expressions are useful when you want to talk about yourself, him, or her.
SLANG EXPRESSIONS
John: The expressions you will be learning in this lesson are:
Aino: mä
Aino: meitsi
Aino: sä
Aino: se
John: Aino, what's our first expression?
Aino: mä
John: literally meaning "me." And when it's used as a slang expression, it also means "me."
Aino: [SLOW] mä [NORMAL] mä
John: Listeners, please repeat.
Aino: mä
[pause - 5 sec.]
John: Use this slang expression when you want to refer to yourself in an informal setting. It’s normal to use in daily conversations.
John: Now let's hear an example sentence.
Aino: [NORMAL] Mä tykkään susta. [SLOW] Mä tykkään susta.
John: "I like you."
Aino: [NORMAL] Mä tykkään susta.
John: Okay, what's the next expression?
Aino: meitsi
John: literally meaning "me." And when it's used as a slang expression, it also means "me."
Aino: [SLOW] meitsi [NORMAL] meitsi
John: Listeners, please repeat.
Aino: meitsi
[pause - 5 sec.]
John: Use this slang expression when you want to refer to yourself in an informal setting. Be careful when you use this word, as the tone of it could be either humorous or have a tone of boasting.
John: Now let's hear an example sentence.
Aino: [NORMAL] Meitsi voitti lotossa! [SLOW] Meitsi voitti lotossa!
John: "I won the lottery!"
Aino: [NORMAL] Meitsi voitti lotossa!
John: Okay, what's our next expression?
Aino: sä
John: literally meaning "you." And when it's used as a slang expression, it also means "you."
Aino: [SLOW] sä [NORMAL] sä
John: Listeners, please repeat.
Aino: sä
[pause - 5 sec.]
John: Use this slang expression when you want to refer to the second singular person in an informal setting. It’s normal to use in daily conversations.
John: Now let's hear an example sentence.
Aino: [NORMAL] Sä et nyt yhtään kuuntele. [SLOW] Sä et nyt yhtään kuuntele.
John: "You’re not listening at all now."
Aino: [NORMAL] Sä et nyt yhtään kuuntele.
John: Okay, what's the last expression?
Aino: se
John: literally meaning "it." But when it's used as a slang expression, it means "he or she."
Aino: [SLOW] se [NORMAL] se
John: Listeners, please repeat.
Aino: se
[pause - 5 sec.]
John: Use this slang expression when you don’t want to sound too literal or straight-laced and the situation is somewhat casual.
John: Now let's hear an example sentence.
Aino: [NORMAL] Se uus poika meidän luokalla, se on ihan kiva. [SLOW] Se uus poika meidän luokalla, se on ihan kiva.
John: "That new boy in our class, he’s quite nice."
Aino: [NORMAL] Se uus poika meidän luokalla, se on ihan kiva.
QUIZ
John: Okay listeners, are you ready to be quizzed on the expressions you just learned? I will describe four situations, and you will choose the right expression to use in your reply. Are you ready?
John: You want to boast about what you did in an informal situation.
[pause - 5 sec.]
Aino: meitsi
John: "me"
John: You refer to yourself in an informal situation.
[pause - 5 sec.]
Aino: mä
John: "me"
John: You refer to someone else in a casual situation.
[pause - 5 sec.]
Aino: se
John: "he or she"
John: You talk to someone in a daily conversation.
[pause - 5 sec.]
Aino: sä
John: "you"

Outro

John: There you have it; you have mastered four Finnish Slang Expressions! We have more vocab lists available at FinnishPod101.com so be sure to check them out. Thanks everyone, and see you next time!
Aino: Hei hei!

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