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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 tall are you? In Finnish this is
Jarmo: Kuinka pitkä 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: pitkä
Gina: meaning tall.
Jarmo: (Slow, by syllable) pitkä
Gina: Now repeat.
Jarmo: pitkä
{Pause}
Gina: Listen to the the first 2 words of the question and repeat.
Jarmo: Kuinka pitkä
{pause}
Gina: Next is
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 pitkä sinä
{pause}
Gina: And next
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 pitkä sinä olet
{pause}
Gina: Master the following pattern and responses to the question How tall are you??
Jarmo: Olen 180 (satakahdeksankymmentä) cm pitkä.
Gina: ""I'm 180 cm tall.. Again, slowly. Repeat the phrase.
Jarmo: (Slow) Olen 180 (satakahdeksankymmentä) cm pitkä.
{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 after that
Jarmo: 180 (satakahdeksankymmentä)
meaning 180.
Jarmo: (Slow, by syllable) 180 (satakahdeksankymmentä)
Gina: Now repeat.
Jarmo: 180 (satakahdeksankymmentä)
{Pause}
Gina: And after that
Jarmo: cm (senttimetriä)
Gina: meaning cm .
Jarmo: (Slow, by syllable) cm (senttimetriä)
Gina: Now repeat.
Jarmo: cm (senttimetriä)
{Pause}
Gina: And next
Jarmo: pitkä
Gina: meaning tall.
Jarmo: (Slow, by syllable) pitkä
Gina: Now repeat.
Jarmo: pitkä
{Pause}
Gina: Listen to the speaker say, I'm 180 cm tall., and then repeat.
Jarmo: Olen 180 (satakahdeksankymmentä) cm pitkä.
{pause}
Gina: To expand on the pattern, replace 180 with 165.
Jarmo: 165 (satakuusikymmentäviisi)
Gina: 165
Jarmo: (slow) 165 (satakuusikymmentäviisi) (regular) 165 (satakuusikymmentäviisi)
Gina: Listen to the phrase again, this time with 165
Jarmo: Olen 165 (satakuusikymmentäviisi) cm pitkä.
Gina: It mostly stays the same. Simply replace 180. Say I'm 165 cm tall.
{pause}
Jarmo: Olen 165 (satakuusikymmentäviisi) cm pitkä.
Gina: To expand on the pattern, replace 165 with 155.
Jarmo: 155 (sataviisikymmentäviisi)
Gina: 155
Jarmo: (slow) 155 (sataviisikymmentäviisi) (regular) 155 (sataviisikymmentäviisi)
Gina: Listen to the phrase again, this time with 155
Jarmo: Olen 155 (sataviisikymmentäviisi) cm pitkä.
Gina: It mostly stays the same. Simply replace 165. Say I'm 155 cm tall.
{pause}
Jarmo: Olen 155 (sataviisikymmentäviisi) cm pitkä.
Gina: To expand on the pattern, replace 155 with 175.
Jarmo: 175 (sataseitsemänkymmentäviisi)
Gina: 175
Jarmo: (slow) 175 (sataseitsemänkymmentäviisi) (regular) 175 (sataseitsemänkymmentäviisi)
Gina: Listen to the phrase again, this time with 175
Jarmo: Olen 175 (sataseitsemänkymmentäviisi) cm pitkä.
Gina: It mostly stays the same. Simply replace the {lang} for 155. Say I'm 175 cm tall.
{pause}
Jarmo: Olen 175 (sataseitsemänkymmentäviisi) cm pitkä.
QUIZ
Gina: Now it's time for a quiz. Imagine you are visiting Finland and someone asks you how tall you are. You are 180. Respond to the question.
Jarmo: Kuinka pitkä sinä olet? (five seconds) Olen 180 (satakahdeksankymmentä) cm pitkä.
Gina: Imagine you are 165 Respond to the question.
Jarmo: Kuinka pitkä sinä olet? (five seconds) Olen 165 (satakuusikymmentäviisi) cm pitkä.
Gina: Now imagine you are 155. . Answer the speaker's question.
Jarmo: Kuinka pitkä sinä olet? (five seconds) Olen 155 (sataviisikymmentäviisi) cm pitkä.
Gina: Imagine you're 175. Respond to the question.
Jarmo: Kuinka pitkä sinä olet? (five seconds) Olen 175 (sataseitsemänkymmentäviisi) cm pitkä.
Gina: Now you want to ask that person how tall they are is. Ask the question
(5 seconds)
Jarmo: Kuinka pitkä sinä olet?

Outro

Gina: This is the end of Lesson 14

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Luca P. Gentile
Saturday at 02:31 AM
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olen sataseitsemaankymmentäviisi pilku nolla nolla senttimetriä pitka

Corinna
Thursday at 02:52 PM
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Hei taas Päivi!


Ah, ok :grin: Kiitos!

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Kiitos vastauksesta! 'point' is "pilkku"! :wink:


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Corinna
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Olen sataviisikymmentäkaksi senttimetriä pitkä. (Actually, 152.4 cm. I don't remember how to say "point- (something)" in Finnish and I can't seem to find the lesson that talked about it :stuck_out_tongue_winking_eye: ) Olen lyhyt :unamused: :stuck_out_tongue_winking_eye:

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Jerry
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Kuinka pitkä sinä olet?


Olen 180 ( satakahdeksankymmentä ) senttimetri pitkä.