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INTRODUCTION
John: Slang Expressions About Money
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 13. In this lesson, you'll learn more slang expressions about money.
John: These expressions are for numerals, but are most often used to describe amounts of money.
SLANG EXPRESSIONS
John: The expressions you will be learning in this lesson are:
Aino: huntti
Aino: tonttu
Aino: milli
Aino: miltsi
John: Aino, what's our first expression?
Aino: huntti
John: It doesn’t have a literal meaning. But when it's used as a slang expression, it means "hundred."
Aino: [SLOW] huntti [NORMAL] huntti
John: Listeners, please repeat.
Aino: huntti
[pause - 5 sec.]
John: Use this slang expression when you want to use an urban alternative word to describe "a hundred."
John: Now let's hear an example sentence.
Aino: [NORMAL] Se makso kolme hunttia. [SLOW] Se makso kolme hunttia.
John: "It costs three hundred."
Aino: [NORMAL] Se makso kolme hunttia.
John: Okay, what's the next expression?
Aino: tonttu
John: This word also means "an elf" in Finnish. It is an abbreviation for
Aino: tonni,
John: meaning "a ton." But when it's used as a slang expression, it means "thousand."
Aino: [SLOW] tonttu [NORMAL] tonttu
John: Listeners, please repeat.
Aino: tonttu
[pause - 5 sec.]
John: Use this slang expression when you want to use an urban alternative word to describe "a thousand."
John: Now let's hear an example sentence.
Aino: [NORMAL] Kuinka monta tonttua toi makso? [SLOW] Kuinka monta tonttua toi makso?
John: "How many thousands did that cost?"
Aino: [NORMAL] Kuinka monta tonttua toi makso?
John: Okay, what's our next expression?
Aino: milli
John: It is an abbreviation for
Aino: miljoona,
John: meaning "a million." So, when it's used as a slang expression, it means "million."
Aino: [SLOW] milli [NORMAL] milli
John: Listeners, please repeat.
Aino: milli
[pause - 5 sec.]
John: Use this slang expression when you want to use an urban alternative word to describe "a million." Be careful though, as
Aino: milli
John: also means "a millimeter."
John: Now let's hear an example sentence.
Aino: [NORMAL] Voittaispa ees yhden millin [SLOW] Voittaispa ees yhden millin
John: "I wish I'd win at least one million."
Aino: [NORMAL] Voittaispa ees yhden millin
John: Okay, what's the last expression?
Aino: miltsi
John: This is also an abbreviation for
Aino: miljoona,
John: meaning "a million." It's used as a slang expression for saying "million" as well.
Aino: [SLOW] miltsi [NORMAL] miltsi
John: Listeners, please repeat.
Aino: miltsi
[pause - 5 sec.]
John: Use this slang expression when you want to use an urban alternative word to describe "a million." Sometimes it is also used as a nickname for "a millimeter,"
Aino: millimetri or milli in Finnish.
John: Now let's hear an example sentence.
Aino: [NORMAL] Lotossa on tällä viikolla 30 miltsii. [SLOW] Lotossa on tällä viikolla 30 miltsii.
John: "There's 30 million in the lottery this week."
Aino: [NORMAL] Lotossa on tällä viikolla 30 miltsii.
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’re talking to your friends and you use an urban alternative word to describe "a thousand."
[pause - 5 sec.]
Aino: tonttu
John: "thousand"
John: You hear people having a casual conversation and they mention hundred in an alternative way, they say:
[pause - 5 sec.]
Aino: huntti
John: "hundred"
John: It’s an abbreviation for the word million.
[pause - 5 sec.]
Aino: miltsi
John: "million"
John: A word for million that could also mean millimeter.
[pause - 5 sec.]
Aino: milli
John: "million"

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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