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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 old are you? In Finnish this is
Jarmo: Kuinka vanha sinä olet?
Gina: The first word in the question is
Jarmo: Kuinka
Gina: meaning how in English.
Jarmo: (Slow, by syllable) Kuinka
Gina: Listen again and repeat.
Jarmo: Kuinka
{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: vanha
Gina: meaning old.
Jarmo: (Slow, by syllable) vanha
Gina: Now repeat.
Jarmo: vanha
{Pause}
Gina: Listen to the the first 2 words of the question and repeat.
Jarmo: Kuinka vanha
{pause}
Gina: And next
Jarmo: sinä
Gina: meaning you.
Jarmo: (Slow, by syllable) sinä
Gina: Now repeat.
Jarmo: sinä
{Pause}
Gina: Listen to the the first 3 words of the question and repeat.
Jarmo: Kuinka vanha sinä
{pause}
Gina: And after that
Jarmo: olet
Gina: meaning you are.
Jarmo: (Slow, by syllable) olet
Gina: Now repeat.
Jarmo: olet
{Pause}
Gina: Listen to the entire question and repeat.
Jarmo: Kuinka vanha sinä olet
{pause}
Gina: Master the following pattern and responses to the question How old are you??
Jarmo: Olen 18 (kahdeksantoista) vuotta vanha.
Gina: ""I'm 18 years old.. Again, slowly. Repeat the phrase.
Jarmo: (Slow) Olen 18 (kahdeksantoista) vuotta vanha.
{pause}
Gina: Let's break it down from the beginning. The first word:
Jarmo: olen
Gina: means I am.
Jarmo: (Slow, by syllable) olen
Gina: Now repeat
Jarmo: olen
{Pause}
Gina: And next
Jarmo: kahdeksantoista
Gina: meaning eighteen.
Jarmo: (Slow, by syllable) kahdeksantoista
Gina: Now repeat.
Jarmo: kahdeksantoista
{Pause}
Gina: And after that
Jarmo: vuotta
meaning years.
Jarmo: (Slow, by syllable) vuotta
Gina: Now repeat.
Jarmo: vuotta
{Pause}
Gina: And next
Jarmo: vanha
Gina: meaning old.
Jarmo: (Slow, by syllable) vanha
Gina: Now repeat.
Jarmo: vanha
{Pause}
Gina: Listen to the speaker say, I'm 18 years old., and then repeat.
Jarmo: Olen 18 (kahdeksantoista) vuotta vanha.
{pause}
Gina: To make another phrase, replace 18 with 22.
Jarmo: 22 (kaksikymmentäkaksi)
Gina: 22
Jarmo: (slow) 22 (kaksikymmentäkaksi) (regular) 22 (kaksikymmentäkaksi)
Gina: Listen to the phrase again, this time with 22
Jarmo: Olen 22 (kaksikymmentäkaksi) vuotta vanha.
Gina: It mostly stays the same. Simply replace 18. Say I'm 22 years old.
{pause}
Jarmo: Olen 22 (kaksikymmentäkaksi) vuotta vanha.
Gina: To use a different phrase, replace 22 with twenty-eight.
Jarmo: 28 (kaksikymmentäkahdeksan)
Gina: twenty-eight
Jarmo: (slow) 28 (kaksikymmentäkahdeksan) (regular) 28 (kaksikymmentäkahdeksan)
Gina: Listen to the phrase again, this time with twenty-eight
Jarmo: Olen 28 (kaksikymmentäkahdeksan) vuotta vanha.
Gina: It mostly stays the same. Simply replace the {lang} for 22. Say I'm twenty-eight years old.
{pause}
Jarmo: Olen 28 (kaksikymmentäkahdeksan) vuotta vanha.
Gina: To expand on the pattern, replace twenty-eight with 25.
Jarmo: 25 (kaksikymmentäviisi)
Gina: 25
Jarmo: (slow) 25 (kaksikymmentäviisi) (regular) 25 (kaksikymmentäviisi)
Gina: Listen to the phrase again, this time with 25
Jarmo: Olen 25 (kaksikymmentäviisi) vuotta vanha.
Gina: It mostly stays the same. Simply replace the {lang} for twenty-eight. Say I'm 25 years old.
{pause}
Jarmo: Olen 25 (kaksikymmentäviisi) vuotta vanha.
QUIZ
Gina: Now it's time for a quiz. Imagine you are visiting Finland and someone asks you how old you are. You are 18. Respond to the question.
Jarmo: Kuinka vanha sinä olet? (five seconds) Olen 18 (kahdeksantoista) vuotta vanha.
Gina: Imagine you are 22 Respond to the question.
Jarmo: Kuinka vanha sinä olet? (five seconds) Olen 22 (kaksikymmentäkaksi) vuotta vanha.
Gina: Now imagine you are twenty-eight. . Answer the speaker's question.
Jarmo: Kuinka vanha sinä olet? (five seconds) Olen 28 (kaksikymmentäkahdeksan) vuotta vanha.
Gina: Imagine you're 25. Respond to the question.
Jarmo: Kuinka vanha sinä olet? (five seconds) Olen 25 (kaksikymmentäviisi) vuotta vanha.
Gina: You want to ask someone how old they are. Ask the question
(5 seconds)
Jarmo: Kuinka vanha sinä olet?

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Gina: This is the end of Lesson 11

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Kyle
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Moi,


Minun nimuni on Kyle. Olen kolmekymmentä vuotta vanha. Syntymäpäiväni on kesäkuussa.

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Kuinka vanha sinä olet?


Olen kaksikymmentäyhdeksän vuotta vanha.

Corinna
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Hei taas Päivi :smile:


Haha :smile: :sunglasses: Mahtava! En usko astrologiassa, mutta joitakin asiat sopii minulle :stuck_out_tongue_winking_eye: Ok, kiitti for the tip! :wink:


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Corinna, minä olen myös vesimies! Jee! :smile: :thumbsup:

Puhekielessä tai slangissa voimme sanoa olevamme "samikset"!

("samis" in spoken language or slang means usually two people who share something, i.e. are 'of the same' - "sama" means 'the same', so this is where the name comes from - a warning though, most often this word is used by teenage girls :wink: )

Minä pidän myös vedestä ja rakastan veden lähellä olemista. En ole teknisesti kovin hyvä uimaan, mutta pidän silti uimisesta.


Ja kyllä, merenneito on 'mermaid'!


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Corinna
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Moi taas Päivi!


Olen vesimies :sunglasses: Se sopii minulle, kosko rakastan sadetta ja ollessa vedessä :smile: Halusin olla merenneito (Onko tuo sanotaan "mermaid" suomeksi?) kun olin lapsi :stuck_out_tongue_winking_eye::stuck_out_tongue_winking_eye: . Ariel is my favourite Disney princess :grin: (Not sure how to say that in Finnish).

Entä sinä?

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Hienoa Corinna!

Oletko horoskoopiltasi kauris vai vesimies? :smile:

(Is your zodiac-sign a capricorn or an aquarius?)


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