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INTRODUCTION
Becky: Must-Know Finnish Social Media Phrases Season 1, Lesson 23 - Happy New Year!
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 New Year greetings. Juha celebrates the New Year, posts an image of it, and leaves this comment:
Nico: Poks ja kippis! Hyvää uutta vuotta ystävät!
Becky: Meaning - "Pop and cheers! Happy New Year friends!" Listen to a reading of the post and the comments that follow.
DIALOGUE
(clicking sound)
Juha: Poks ja kippis! Hyvää uutta vuotta ystävät!
(clicking sound)
Leo: Onnellista uutta vuotta!
Venla: Hauskaa uutta vuotta!
Virpi: Kippis uudelle vuodelle!
Ellen: Hyvää uutta vuotta! Teitkö uuden vuoden lupauksia?
Becky: Listen again with the English translation.
(clicking sound)
Juha: Poks ja kippis! Hyvää uutta vuotta ystävät!
Becky: "Pop and cheers! Happy New Year, friends!"
(clicking sound)
Leo: Onnellista uutta vuotta!
Becky: "Happy New Year!"
Venla: Hauskaa uutta vuotta!
Becky: "Happy New Year!"
Virpi: Kippis uudelle vuodelle!
Becky: "Cheers for the New Year!"
Ellen: Hyvää uutta vuotta! Teitkö uuden vuoden lupauksia?
Becky: "Happy New Year! Did you make any New Year's resolutions?"
POST
Becky: Listen again to Juha's post.
Nico: Poks ja kippis! Hyvää uutta vuotta ystävät!
Becky: "Pop and cheers! Happy New Year friends!"
Nico: (SLOW) Poks ja kippis! Hyvää uutta vuotta ystävät! (Regular) Poks ja kippis! Hyvää uutta vuotta ystävät!
Becky: Let's break this down. First is an expression meaning "Pop and cheers!"
Nico: Poks ja kippis!
Becky: The first word is an onomatopoeic word describing the sound of a champagne bottle opening. The second word is the Finnish equivalent for "cheers." Opening a bottle of sparkling wine or champagne at midnight on New Year's eve is a tradition for the majority of Finnish people. Listen again - "Pop and cheers!" is...
Nico: (SLOW) Poks ja kippis! (REGULAR) Poks ja kippis!
Becky: Then comes the phrase - "Happy New Year, friends!"
Nico: Hyvää uutta vuotta ystävät!
Becky: This is a very common way to wish Happy New Year to your friends. The first three words, "good," "new," and "year," are all in the partitive case. The last word means "friends." Listen again - "Happy New Year friends!" is...
Nico: (SLOW) Hyvää uutta vuotta ystävät! (REGULAR) Hyvää uutta vuotta ystävät!
Becky: Altogether, "Pop and cheers! Happy New Year, friends!"
Nico: Poks ja kippis! Hyvää uutta vuotta ystävät!
COMMENTS
Becky: In response, Juha's friends leave some comments.
Becky: His college friend, Leo, uses an expression meaning - "Happy New Year!"
Nico: (SLOW) Onnellista uutta vuotta! (REGULAR) Onnellista uutta vuotta!
[Pause]
Nico: Onnellista uutta vuotta!
Becky: Use this expression to show you're feeling frivolous.
Becky: His high school friend, Venla, uses an expression meaning - "Happy New Year!"
Nico: (SLOW) Hauskaa uutta vuotta! (REGULAR) Hauskaa uutta vuotta!
[Pause]
Nico: Hauskaa uutta vuotta!
Becky: Use this expression to show excitement.
Becky: His friend, Virpi, uses an expression meaning - "Cheers for the New Year!"
Nico: (SLOW) Kippis uudelle vuodelle! (REGULAR) Kippis uudelle vuodelle!
[Pause]
Nico: Kippis uudelle vuodelle!
Becky: Use this expression to show you're feeling optimistic.
Becky: His neighbor, Ellen, uses an expression meaning - "Happy New Year! Did you make any New Year's resolutions?"
Nico: (SLOW) Hyvää uutta vuotta! Teitkö uuden vuoden lupauksia? (REGULAR) Hyvää uutta vuotta! Teitkö uuden vuoden lupauksia?
[Pause]
Nico: Hyvää uutta vuotta! Teitkö uuden vuoden lupauksia?
Becky: Use this expression to show you're feeling curious.

Outro

Becky: Okay, that's all for this lesson. If a friend posted something about New Year greetings, 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 New Year greetings which phrase would you use?