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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 are you? In Finnish this is
Jarmo: Mitä kuuluu?
Gina: The first word in the question is
Jarmo: mitä
Gina: meaning what in English.
Jarmo: (Slow, by syllable) mitä
Gina: Listen again and repeat.
Jarmo: mitä
{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: kuuluu
Gina: meaning something like is heard.
Jarmo: (Slow, by syllable) kuuluu
Gina: Now repeat.
Jarmo: kuuluu
{Pause}
Gina: Listen to the entire question and repeat.
Jarmo: mitä kuuluu
{pause}
Gina: Master the following pattern and responses to the question How are you??
Jarmo: Kiitos hyvää.
Gina: ""I'm fine, thanks.. Again, slowly. Repeat the phrase.
Jarmo: (Slow) Kiitos hyvää.
{pause}
Gina: Let's break it down from the beginning. The first word:
Jarmo: kiitos
Gina: means thank you.
Jarmo: (Slow, by syllable) kiitos
Gina: Now repeat
Jarmo: kiitos
{Pause}
Gina: And next
Jarmo: hyvää
Gina: meaning good.
Jarmo: (Slow, by syllable) hyvää
Gina: Now repeat.
Jarmo: hyvää
{Pause}
Gina: Listen to the speaker say, I'm fine, thanks, and then repeat.
Jarmo: Kiitos hyvää.
{pause}
Gina: To use a different phrase, replace fine with great.
Jarmo: hienoa
Gina: great
Jarmo: (slow) hienoa (regular) hienoa
Gina: Listen to the phrase again, this time with great
Jarmo: Kiitos hienoa.
Gina: It mostly stays the same. Simply replace fine. Say I'm great, thanks.
{pause}
Jarmo: Kiitos hienoa.
Gina: To use a different phrase, replace great with quite good.
Jarmo: aika hyvää
Gina: quite good
Jarmo: (slow) aika hyvää (regular) aika hyvää
Gina: Listen to the phrase again, this time with quite good
Jarmo: Kiitos aika hyvää.
Gina: It mostly stays the same. Simply replace the word for great. Say I'm quite good, thanks.
{pause}
Jarmo: Kiitos aika hyvää.
Gina: To make another phrase, replace quite good with so-so.
Jarmo: ihan ok
Gina: so-so
Jarmo: (slow) ihan ok (regular) ihan ok
Gina: Listen to the phrase again, this time with so-so
Jarmo: Kiitos ihan ok.
Gina: It mostly stays the same. Simply replace the {lang} for quite good. Say I'm so-so.
{pause}
Jarmo: Kiitos ihan ok.
QUIZ
Gina: Now it's time for a quiz. Imagine you are visiting Finland and someone asks you how you are. You are fine. Respond to the question.
Jarmo: Mitä kuuluu? (five seconds) Kiitos hyvää.
Gina: Now imagine you are great Respond to the question.
Jarmo: Mitä kuuluu? (five seconds) Kiitos hienoa.
Gina: Imagine you are quite good. . Answer the speaker's question.
Jarmo: Mitä kuuluu? (five seconds) Kiitos aika hyvää.
Gina: Imagine you're so-so. Respond to the question.
Jarmo: Mitä kuuluu? (five seconds) Kiitos ihan ok.
Gina: You want to ask someone how they are doing. Ask the question
(5 seconds)
Jarmo: Mitä kuuluu?
{pause}
Gina: Now it's time to answer the question with actual information about yourself.
Jarmo: Mitä kuuluu?
{pause}

Outro

Gina: This is the end of Lesson 16

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Tuesday at 06:30 PM
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Wednesday at 01:58 PM
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Hello Sally,


Thank you for your question.

Yes, you can say "Ei hyvää, kiitos" but maybe better to say "ei kuulu hyvää, kiitos" or "minulle ei kuulu hyvää". 😄


Let us know if you have any question.

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Sally
Wednesday at 09:15 AM
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Kiitos, how would you say not good? Is it just ‘ei hyvaa’?

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Wednesday at 04:24 PM
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Hello Eliisa Seigle,


Thank you for your kind feedback.

We wish you happy learning, Eliisa


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Eliisa Seigle
Wednesday at 09:49 AM
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Thank you for these lessons. Good review for the basic Finnish that I know. Looking forward to learning!

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Hello Dale E Hella,


Thank you for your comment.

Let us know if you have any question. You can see the translation of "ihan OK" under the vocabulary and dialogue sections. It means "so-so" or "moderately well"


Let us know if you have any question.

Cheers,

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Dale E Hella
Wednesday at 02:22 AM
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One of the things I appreciate about these studies are the careful explanations of just about every new word introduced. But there doesn't seem to be any explanation for "ihan ok".

FinnishPod101.com Verified
Tuesday at 08:24 PM
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Hello Felipe,


Thank you for your question.

Word "hyvä" is in nominative form and "hyvää" is in the partitive form. "Hyvää" is used with uncountable things, often with food or drink, "Hyvä" is used with things we have exactly one of.

"Onpas hyvää ruokaa" (good (tasty) food) or "hyvää päivää." (good day)

"Oli tosi hyvä elokuva" (it was a good movie) or "hyvä ystävä." (good friend) Hope this helps a bit.


Let us know if you have any question.

Cheers,

Aarni

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Felipe
Tuesday at 03:07 AM
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Kiitos hyvää!


I have a doubt. Is there any major difference between "hyvä" and "hyvää"?


Kiitos!

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Thursday at 09:42 PM
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Hi Lena,


Thank you for posting.


Keep up practicing and in case of any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us.


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Lena
Thursday at 03:51 AM
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Kiitos aika hyvää. 😉