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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 48 - Asking for Help in Finnish
Reeta: We hope that in this lesson we'll introduce you to some phrases that you won't have to use. While physical violence is not prevalent, when traveling to Finland you should always be careful. In addition, this phrase is not limited to threatening situations, but you can also use it if you or someone around you is in need of immediate assistance. In this lesson, we'll learn how to call for help.
Even if everyone wishes nothing bad or dangerous happens while on holiday in Finland, it's better if you know some important useful phrases to use in case of emergency.
In Finnish, "Help!" is Apua! Now let’s hear it again, Apua.
Literally, this means, "Help."
If you need to call the police, shout, Poliisi! Let’s break it down by syllable and hear it one more time, Poliisi.
Literally, this means, "Police!"
You also want to learn to say: "Call the police!" It's
Soittakaa poliisi!
The first word, soittakaa means " call" (plural), while the second word is poliisi, or "policeman."
Let’s hear the entire sentence again, Soittakaa poliisi.
The phone number for the police in Finland is 112. You can easily call it from a public phone or a cell phone. Make sure that in an emergency you know how to ask for a public phone.
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.
“Help!” - Apua!
“Call the police!” - Soittakaa poliisi!
“Police!” - Poliisi!
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!