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Jessi: Hello, and welcome to Finnish Survival Phrases, brought to you by FinnishPod101.com. This course is designed to equip you with the language skills and knowledge to enable you to get the most out of your visit to Finland. You'll be surprised at how far a little Finnish will go. Now, before we jump in, remember to stop by FinnishPod101.com and there you'll find the accompanying PDF and additional info in the post. If you stop by, be sure to leave us a comment!
Finnish Survival Phrases lesson 1 - how to say thank you in Finnish.
Reeta: Hello! My name is Reeta. And I'd be your Finnish teacher and culture guide throughout this introductory course.
Wherever your destination may be, manners are a must! Finland is no different. So in our very first lesson, we'll be teaching you a simple phrase that is bound to come in handy throughout your trip to Finland. I can't stress this enough, a little a bit of language can go a long way!
In Finnish, "Thank you" is kiitos. Let’s break it down, kiitos. Once more, kiitos.
You can emphasize kiitos by adding paljon, which means, literally, "a lot." You could say kiitos paljon, which would be equivalent to "Thanks a lot," a more polite expression than just kiitos. Kiitos paljon. Let’s break it down, Kiitos paljon. Once more, Kiitos paljon.
In Finnish, there are other ways to express one's gratitude but they are all variations of kiitos, which is a noun, and the adverb paljon, which can make the construction more polite to mean, "Thank you very much."
There will be occasions where you will really want to show your appreciation and politeness. On these occasions, you can use the adverb paljon and kiitoksia, which is a plural and partitive case of the noun kiitos. So, "Many thanks" in Finnish is Paljon kiitoksia. Let’s break it down, Paljon kiitoksia. Once more, Paljon kiitoksia.
The first word paljon ("a lot") is used to make the phrase more polite. This is followed by kiitoksia, which literally means something like "thanks." Paljon kiitoksia.
Ok, to close out today's lessons, we’d like you to practice what you have just learned. I’ll provide you with the English equivalent of the phrase and you’re responsible for shouting it out loud. You’ll have a few seconds before I give you the answer, so Onnea! which means “Good luck!” in Finnish.
"Thank you" - kiitos
"Thank a lot" - Kiitos paljon
“Many thanks” - Paljon kiitoksia
Jessi: Alright! That's going to do it for today. Remember to stop by FinnishPod101.com and pick up the accompanying PDF. If you stop by, be sure to leave us a comment!

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Monday at 6:30 pm
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Welcome to Finnish Survival Phrases!

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Saturday at 11:27 pm
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Hei Dadaybelen,


Kiitos paljon for your kind feedback! 😉 We are very happy to have you here studying with us. If you ever have any questions, please let us know!


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Dadaybelen
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Te lesson is very good

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Hei Humän Firuzi and Hattie,


You're welcome. 😉 We hope you found it useful. If you have any questions, please let us know.


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Levente

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Hattie
Thursday at 5:04 am
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Kiitos.

Humän Firuzi
Wednesday at 7:28 pm
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kiitos 👍

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Hei Rich,


Kiitos paljon for your kind words, it really means a lot to us. ❤️️ We hope to see you often around, check out our next lessons as well. If you ever have any questions, please let us know.


Kind regards,

Levente

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Rich
Saturday at 12:16 pm
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😄 Love the 1st lesson!!

Jessi is a very patient and awesome teacher!!!

Paljon Kiitoksia!!!

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Friday at 1:34 am
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Hei Alexander and Mallakhoff,


Kiitos paljon for posting and studying with us. We are very happy to hear that both of you are satisfied with our site ❤️️ Keep up the good work on the path towards Finnish fluency, and don't forget to contact us whenever you have any questions!


Kind regards,

Levente

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Mallakhoff
Thursday at 4:07 am
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Finally, I find out a legits platform to learn finnish. I enjoyed the content. Kiitos.

Alexander M.
Thursday at 12:32 am
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Paljon kiitoksia! The large amount of times that each word/phrase is said and the breaking down of each into their syllables works wonders and really helps!