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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 44 - One Ticket to a Culturally Rich Stay in Finland, Please
Reeta: There is so much to do and see in Finland, and there are times when access to some must-see places requires an admission ticket. So in this lesson, we're going to work on getting you through the gate, as we'll look at buying tickets.
In Finland, ticket is pääsylippu. Let’s break it down, pääsylippu. Once again, pääsylippu.
Literally this means entrance ticket. Sometimes a simple lippu without the prefix will be used, meaning just a ticket. In this lesson, though, we will use the word pääsylippu.
In Finnish, "one ticket, please" is
Yksi pääsylippu, kiitos. Let’s break it down, Yksi pääsylippu, kiitos. Once again, Yksi pääsylippu, kiitos.
The first word yksi means, "one."
Next, we have pääsylippu, which in Finnish is "entrance ticket."
To recap here, we have yksi pääsylippu. Let's look at the next word, which you know very well, kiitos, and it means, "please." So all together, we have Yksi pääsylippu, kiitos. Literally, this means, "an entrance ticket please."
We'll work on getting tickets for the rest of the party now.
Let's recap numbers from one to ten.
"one" - yksi
"two"- kaksi
"three"- kolme
"four" - neljä
"five" - viisi
"six" - kuusi
"seven" - seitsemän
"eight" - kahdeksan
"nine" - yhdeksän
"ten" - kymmenen
"Three tickets, please" in Finnish is
Kolme pääsylippua, kiitos. Let’s break it down, Kolme pääsylippua, kiitos. Once again, Kolme pääsylippua, kiitos.
The first word kolme means, "three."
Next, we have pääsylippu in partitive case, so there is an extra -a at the end.
The same rule applies to numbers above one, so from two on, remember to use the partitive case. So all together, we have Kolme pääsylippua, kiitos. Literally, this means, "Three tickets, please."
"Five tickets, please" in Finnish is
Viisi pääsylippua, kiitos. Let’s break it down, Viisi pääsylippua, kiitos. Once again, Viisi pääsylippua, kiitos.
Very often, you may be asked to show your ticket at places other than the entrance, so keep them with you until you leave the place you are visiting. They will ask you,
Pääsylippunne, kiitos. Let’s break it down, Pääsylippunne, kiitos.
This means, "Your ticket, please." The first word is pääsylippunne ("your ticket" in polite form).
Then, you have kiitos ("please").
One more time all together, that is: Pääsylippunne, kiitos.
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.
“One ticket, please.” - Yksi pääsylippu, kiitos.
“Three tickets, please.” - Kolme pääsylippua, kiitos.
“Five tickets, please.” - Viisi pääsylippua, kiitos.
“Your ticket, please.” - Pääsylippunne, kiitos.
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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What must-see places will you go when you arrive in Finland?