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INTRODUCTION
Becky: Must-Know Finnish Social Media Phrases Season 1, Lesson 20 - Arriving Home.
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 returning home after a trip. Anne returns home after a vacation, posts an image of it, and leaves this comment:
Nico: Oma koti kullan kallis! Ihanaa olla taas kotona.
Becky: Meaning - "Home sweet home! It's wonderful to be back home again." Listen to a reading of the post and the comments that follow.
DIALOGUE
(clicking sound)
Anne: Oma koti kullan kallis! Ihanaa olla taas kotona.
(clicking sound)
Juha: Tervetuloa takaisin!
Ellen: Toivottavasti oli kiva reissu.
Venla: Kiva että olet taas täällä!
Elias: Missä tuliaiset?
Becky: Listen again with the English translation.
(clicking sound)
Anne: Oma koti kullan kallis! Ihanaa olla taas kotona.
Becky: "Home sweet home! It's wonderful to be back home again."
(clicking sound)
Juha: Tervetuloa takaisin!
Becky: "Welcome back!"
Ellen: Toivottavasti oli kiva reissu.
Becky: "I hope you had a nice trip."
Venla: Kiva että olet taas täällä!
Becky: "Nice that you are here again!"
Elias: Missä tuliaiset?
Becky: "Where's the souvenirs?"
POST
Becky: Listen again to Anne's post.
Nico: Oma koti kullan kallis! Ihanaa olla taas kotona.
Becky: "Home sweet home! It's wonderful to be back home again."
Nico: (SLOW) Oma koti kullan kallis! Ihanaa olla taas kotona. (Regular) Oma koti kullan kallis! Ihanaa olla taas kotona.
Becky: Let's break this down. First is an expression meaning "Home sweet home!"
Nico: Oma koti kullan kallis!
Becky: Literally, this phrase means "own home is worthy of gold." It’s a traditional proverb well-known in Finland. Listen again - "Home sweet home!" is...
Nico: (SLOW) Oma koti kullan kallis! (REGULAR) Oma koti kullan kallis!
Becky: Then comes the phrase - "It's wonderful to be back home again."
Nico: Ihanaa olla taas kotona.
Becky: Even though Finns love to travel, they also love to stay home. House parties and get-togethers at people's houses are very common in Finland, as the home is a place for relaxing and enjoying. Listen again - "It's wonderful to be back home again" is...
Nico: (SLOW) Ihanaa olla taas kotona. (REGULAR) Ihanaa olla taas kotona.
Becky: Altogether, "Home sweet home! It's wonderful to be back home again."
Nico: Oma koti kullan kallis! Ihanaa olla taas kotona.
COMMENTS
Becky: In response, Anne's friends leave some comments.
Becky: Her husband, Juha, uses an expression meaning - "Welcome back!"
Nico: (SLOW) Tervetuloa takaisin! (REGULAR) Tervetuloa takaisin!
[Pause]
Nico: Tervetuloa takaisin!
Becky: Use this expression to show you're feeling determined.
Becky: Her neighbor, Ellen, uses an expression meaning - "I hope you had a nice trip."
Nico: (SLOW) Toivottavasti oli kiva reissu. (REGULAR) Toivottavasti oli kiva reissu.
[Pause]
Nico: Toivottavasti oli kiva reissu.
Becky: Use this expression to show you're feeling warmhearted.
Becky: Her high school friend, Venla, uses an expression meaning - "Nice that you are here again!"
Nico: (SLOW) Kiva että olet taas täällä! (REGULAR) Kiva että olet taas täällä!
[Pause]
Nico: Kiva että olet taas täällä!
Becky: Use this expression to be optimistic.
Becky: Her nephew, Elias, uses an expression meaning - "Where's the souvenirs?"
Nico: (SLOW) Missä tuliaiset? (REGULAR) Missä tuliaiset?
[Pause]
Nico: Missä tuliaiset?
Becky: Use this expression to be funny.

Outro

Becky: Okay, that's all for this lesson. If a friend posted something about returning home after a trip, 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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Monday at 06:30 PM
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If a friend posted something about returning home after a trip which phrase would you use?

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Wednesday at 10:49 AM
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Hello fcole90,


Thank you for your posting.

"Tervetuloa takaisin!" Yes, that is a good one and very often used. 👍


Let us know if you have any question.

Cheers,

Aarni

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fcole90
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Tervetuloa takaisin!

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Friday at 06:25 PM
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Hmmm... any suggestions?


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