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INTRODUCTION
Becky: Must-Know Finnish Social Media Phrases Season 1, Lesson 17 - At the Local Market.
Becky: Hi, everyone, I'm Becky.
Nico: And I'm Nico.
Becky: In this lesson, you'll learn how to post and leave comments in Finnish about an unusual thing found at a local market. Juha finds an unusual item at a local market, posts an image of it, and leaves this comment:
Nico: Löysin kotimaisen design-klassikon vitosella kirppikseltä. Ei paha.
Becky: Meaning - "I found a domestic design classic for a fiver at a flea market. Not bad." Listen to a reading of the post and the comments that follow.
DIALOGUE
(clicking sound)
Juha: Löysin kotimaisen design-klassikon vitosella kirppikseltä. Ei paha.
(clicking sound)
Anne: Ihana aarre!
Virpi: Vautsi! Tuo valaisin oli tosi edullinen löytö!
Elias: Vanhaa roinaa...
Ellen: Vanhemmillani on ollut samanlainen valaisin. Arvokas esine!
Becky: Listen again with the English translation.
(clicking sound)
Juha: Löysin kotimaisen design-klassikon vitosella kirppikseltä. Ei paha.
Becky: "I found a domestic design classic for a fiver at a flea market. Not bad."
(clicking sound)
Anne: Ihana aarre!
Becky: "A wonderful treasure!"
Virpi: Vautsi! Tuo valaisin oli tosi edullinen löytö!
Becky: "Wow! That lamp was a very affordable find!"
Elias: Vanhaa roinaa...
Becky: "Old junk..."
Ellen: Vanhemmillani on ollut samanlainen valaisin. Arvokas esine!
Becky: "My parents have had a similar lamp. A valuable object!"
POST
Becky: Listen again to Juha's post.
Nico: Löysin kotimaisen design-klassikon vitosella kirppikseltä. Ei paha.
Becky: "I found a domestic design classic for a fiver at a flea market. Not bad."
Nico: (SLOW) Löysin kotimaisen design-klassikon vitosella kirppikseltä. Ei paha. (Regular) Löysin kotimaisen design-klassikon vitosella kirppikseltä. Ei paha.
Becky: Let's break this down. First is an expression meaning "I found a domestic design classic for a fiver at a flea market."
Nico: Löysin kotimaisen design-klassikon vitosella kirppikseltä.
Becky: Especially young adults in Finland love to treasure hunt in flea markets. Domestic design classics found from flea markets are considered to be the ultimate treasures! The second to last word here is kind of a nickname for five euros, and the last word is a commonly used abbreviation for "flea market." Listen again - "I found a domestic design classic for a fiver at a flea market." is...
Nico: (SLOW) Löysin kotimaisen design-klassikon vitosella kirppikseltä. (REGULAR) Löysin kotimaisen design-klassikon vitosella kirppikseltä.
Becky: Then comes the phrase - "Not bad."
Nico: Ei paha.
Becky: A commonly used expression, especially among young adults and young men, "not bad" is used to express subdued and cool satisfaction and contentment. Sometimes it’s also used in a sarcastic tone. Listen again - "Not bad" is...
Nico: (SLOW) Ei paha. (REGULAR) Ei paha.
Becky: Altogether, "I found a domestic design classic for a fiver at a flea market. Not bad."
Nico: Löysin kotimaisen design-klassikon vitosella kirppikseltä. Ei paha.
COMMENTS
Becky: In response, Juha's friends leave some comments.
Becky: His wife, Anne, uses an expression meaning - "A wonderful treasure!"
Nico: (SLOW) Ihana aarre! (REGULAR) Ihana aarre!
[Pause]
Nico: Ihana aarre!
Becky: Use this expression to show you're feeling sensitive.
Becky: His friend, Virpi, uses an expression meaning - "Wow! That lamp was a very affordable find!"
Nico: (SLOW) Vautsi! Tuo valaisin oli tosi edullinen löytö! (REGULAR) Vautsi! Tuo valaisin oli tosi edullinen löytö!
[Pause]
Nico: Vautsi! Tuo valaisin oli tosi edullinen löytö!
Becky: Use this expression to show you're feeling optimistic.
Becky: Anne’s nephew, Elias, uses an expression meaning - "Old junk..."
Nico: (SLOW) Vanhaa roinaa... (REGULAR) Vanhaa roinaa...
[Pause]
Nico: Vanhaa roinaa...
Becky: Use this expression to show you're feeling cynical.
Becky: His neighbor, Ellen, uses an expression meaning - "My parents have had a similar lamp. A valuable object!"
Nico: (SLOW) Vanhemmillani on ollut samanlainen valaisin. Arvokas esine! (REGULAR) Vanhemmillani on ollut samanlainen valaisin. Arvokas esine!
[Pause]
Nico: Vanhemmillani on ollut samanlainen valaisin. Arvokas esine!
Becky: Use this expression to show you're feeling warmhearted.

Outro

Becky: Okay, that's all for this lesson. If a friend posted something about an unusual thing found at a local market, which phrase would you use? Leave us a comment letting us know. And we'll see you next time!
Nico: Hei hei!

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If a friend posted something about an unusual thing found at a local market which phrase would you use?