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INTRODUCTION
Gina: In each lesson of this 25 part series, you'll master a common question for Finnish learners, and then learn how to answer it like a native. You'll learn how these key phrases work by breaking them down into each component. Then through repetition and new vocabulary, you'll expand your understanding of the question, its answers, and any variations.

Lesson focus

Gina: In this lesson, you'll learn how to respond to the common question How is it?, when talking about food. In Finnish this is
Jarmo: Millaista se on?
Gina: The first word in the question is
Jarmo: Millaista
Gina: meaning something like how in English.
Jarmo: (Slow, by syllable) Millaista
Gina: Listen again and repeat.
Jarmo: Millaista
{Pause}
Gina: This pattern of first introducing a word at natural speed, providing the translation, breaking it down, and then giving it again at natural speed will be repeated throughout the series. Try to speak aloud as often as possible. The next word in the question is
Jarmo: se
Gina: meaning it.
Jarmo: (Slow, by syllable) se
Gina: Now repeat.
Jarmo: se
{Pause}
Gina: Listen to the the first 2 words of the question and repeat.
Jarmo: Millaista se
{pause}
Gina: And next
Jarmo: on
Gina: meaning is.
Jarmo: (Slow, by syllable) on
Gina: Now repeat.
Jarmo: on
{Pause}
Gina: Listen to the entire question and repeat.
Jarmo: Millaista se on
{pause}
Gina: Master the following pattern and responses to the question How is it?, when talking about food
Jarmo: Se on herkullista.
Gina: ""It's delicious. Again, slowly. Repeat the phrase.
Jarmo: (Slow) Se on herkullista.
{pause}
Gina: Let's break it down from the beginning. The first word:
Jarmo: se
Gina: means it.
Jarmo: (Slow, by syllable) se
Gina: Now repeat
Jarmo: se
{Pause}
Gina: And next
Jarmo: on
Gina: meaning is.
Jarmo: (Slow, by syllable) on
Gina: Now repeat.
Jarmo: on
{Pause}
Gina: And after that
Jarmo: herkullista
Gina: meaning delicious.
Jarmo: (Slow, by syllable) herkullista
Gina: Now repeat.
Jarmo: herkullista
{Pause}
Gina: Listen to the speaker say, It's delicious, and then repeat.
Jarmo: Se on herkullista.
{pause}
Gina: To expand on the pattern, replace delicious with good.
Jarmo: hyvää
Gina: good
Jarmo: (slow) hyvää (regular) hyvää
Gina: Listen to the phrase again, this time with good
Jarmo: Se on hyvää.
Gina: It mostly stays the same. Simply replace delicious. Say It's good
{pause}
Jarmo: Se on hyvää.
Gina: To use a different phrase, replace good with salty.
Jarmo: suolaista
Gina: salty
Jarmo: (slow) suolaista (regular) suolaista
Gina: Listen to the phrase again, this time with salty
Jarmo: Se on suolaista.
Gina: It mostly stays the same. Simply replace the word for good. Say It's salty
{pause}
Jarmo: Se on suolaista.
Gina: To use a different phrase, replace salty with sweet.
Jarmo: makeaa
Gina: sweet
Jarmo: (slow) makeaa (regular) makeaa
Gina: Listen to the phrase again, this time with sweet
Jarmo: Se on makeaa.
Gina: It mostly stays the same. Simply replace the word for salty. Say It's sweet
{pause}
Jarmo: Se on makeaa.
QUIZ
Gina: Now it's time for a quiz. Imagine you are visiting Finland and someone asks you your opinion on the food you're eating. You want to say it's delicious. Respond to the question.
Jarmo: Millaista se on? (five seconds) Se on herkullista.
Gina: Now, you want to say it's good Respond to the question.
Jarmo: Millaista se on? (five seconds) Se on hyvää.
Gina: you want to say it's salty. . Answer the speaker's question.
Jarmo: Millaista se on? (five seconds) Se on suolaista.
Gina: You want to say it's sweet. Respond to the question.
Jarmo: Millaista se on? (five seconds) Se on makeaa.
Gina: Now you want to know what -that- person thinks of the meal. Ask the question
(5 seconds)
Jarmo: Millaista se on?

Outro

Gina: This is the end of Lesson 10

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Tuesday at 06:30 PM
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Please give your answer to the question below!

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Thursday at 01:22 PM
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Hello Artem,


Thank you for your comment. "Minä en syö sitä" A small correction, if you don't mind. 😄

I hope you will be able to taste Finnish food someday.


Let us know if you have any question.

Cheers,

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Artem
Tuesday at 05:18 AM
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Minä en tiedä millaista suomalainen ruoka on. Minä en syö sen😭

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Thursday at 01:37 PM
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Hei Esther!


Kiitos, than you for your comment and question!


The adjectives 'hyvää', 'suolaista' etc. are in the partitive case, and you use this case for example when you are consuming something, or using something "partially" but not completely.

For example:

"Minä join maitoa" ('I drank some milk')

"Minä join maidon" ('I drank the milk')


Best Wishes, Parhain terveisin,


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Esther
Sunday at 03:03 AM
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Hello,


Many thanks for this lesson. Just one question: Why do the adjectives take these endings, f. ex. hyvää instead of hyvä, suolaista instead of suolainen, etc. ? Which case is this and what rule is there to it? Would it be wrong to say "se on hyvä"? if so, why ?


Cheers,

Esther

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Tuesday at 07:40 PM
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Hei Jerry!


Kiitos kommenteistasi ja hienoa että harjoittelet! Thank you for your comments and it's great that you're practicing!


Hmm, a dish that is sweet and savoury at the same time... I must try, sounds interesting :wink:


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Jerry
Wednesday at 04:46 AM
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Millaista se on?


Se on herkullista!

Jerry
Wednesday at 04:31 AM
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Millaista se on?


Se on hyvää.


se on makeaa ja suolaista.