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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 What's the weather like in Helsinki? In Finnish this is
Jarmo: Millainen ilma on Helsingissä?
Gina: The first word in the question is
Jarmo: millainen
Gina: meaning what kind of in English.
Jarmo: (Slow, by syllable) millainen
Gina: Listen again and repeat.
Jarmo: millainen
{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: sä
Gina: meaning weather.
Jarmo: (Slow, by syllable) sä
Gina: Now repeat.
Jarmo: sä
{Pause}
Gina: Listen to the the first 2 words of the question and repeat.
Jarmo: millainen sä
{pause}
Gina: Next is
Jarmo: on
Gina: meaning is.
Jarmo: (Slow, by syllable) on
Gina: Now repeat.
Jarmo: on
{Pause}
Gina: Listen to the the first 3 words of the question and repeat.
Jarmo: millainen sä on
{pause}
Gina: And after that
Jarmo: Helsingissä
Gina: meaning in Helsinki.
Jarmo: (Slow, by syllable) Helsingissä
Gina: Now repeat.
Jarmo: Helsingissä
{Pause}
Gina: Listen to the entire question and repeat.
Jarmo: millainen sä on Helsingissä
{pause}
Gina: Master the following pattern and responses to the question What's the weather like in Helsinki??
Jarmo: On aurinkoista.
Gina: ""It's sunny.. Again, slowly. Repeat the phrase.
Jarmo: (Slow) On aurinkoista.
{pause}
Gina: Let's break it down from the beginning. The first word:
Jarmo: on
Gina: meaning is.
Jarmo: (Slow, by syllable) on
Gina: Now repeat
Jarmo: on
{Pause}
Gina: And next
Jarmo: aurinkoista
Gina: meaning sunny.
Jarmo: (Slow, by syllable) aurinkoista
Gina: Now repeat.
Jarmo: aurinkoista
{Pause}
Gina: Listen to the speaker say, It's sunny., and then repeat.
Jarmo: On aurinkoista.
{pause}
Gina: To expand on the pattern, replace sunny with cloudy.
Jarmo: pilvistä
Gina: cloudy
Jarmo: (slow) pilvistä (regular) pilvistä
Gina: Listen to the phrase again, this time with cloudy
Jarmo: On pilvistä.
Gina: It mostly stays the same. Simply replace sunny. Say It's cloudy.
{pause}
Jarmo: On pilvistä.
Gina: To use a different phrase, replace cloudy with rainy.
Jarmo: sateista
Gina: rainy
Jarmo: (slow) sateista (regular) sateista
Gina: Listen to the phrase again, this time with rainy
Jarmo: On sateista.
Gina: It mostly stays the same. Simply replace the word for cloudy. Say It's rainy.
{pause}
Jarmo: On sateista.
Gina: To use a different phrase, replace rainy with windy.
Jarmo: tuulista
Gina: windy
Jarmo: (slow) tuulista (regular) tuulista
Gina: Listen to the phrase again, this time with windy
Jarmo: On tuulista.
Gina: It mostly stays the same. Simply replace the word for rainy. Say It's windy.
{pause}
Jarmo: On tuulista.
QUIZ
Gina: Now it's time for a quiz. Imagine you are visiting Finland and someone asks you What's the weather like in Helsinki?. You want to say it's sunny. Respond to the question.
Jarmo: Millainen sä on Helsingissä? (five seconds) On aurinkoista.
Gina: Now you want to say it's cloudy Respond to the question.
Jarmo: Millainen sä on Helsingissä? (five seconds) On pilvistä.
Gina: You want to say it's rainy. . Answer the speaker's question.
Jarmo: Millainen sä on Helsingissä? (five seconds) On sateista.
Gina: You want to say it's windy. Respond to the question.
Jarmo: Millainen sä on Helsingissä? (five seconds) On tuulista.
Gina: You want to ask someone what the weather is like. Ask the question
(5 seconds)
Jarmo: Millainen sä on Helsingissä?

Outro

Gina: This is the end of Lesson 20

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Tuesday at 06:30 PM
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Monday at 04:16 PM
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Hello Jeffrey Sauer,


Thank you for your comment and question. Actually, you already answered your own question.👍 "Ilma" can mean the weather but it is can also mean the air we breathe. "Sää" is always related to actual weather. So, "säätiedotus" means weather forecast. Hope this helps.


Let us know if you have any questions.

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Jeffrey Sauer
Monday at 12:44 AM
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The second line of dialogue in the transcript above uses the word "ilma" instead of "sää," which the speaker, Jarmo, uses:

"Jarmo: Millainen ilma on Helsingissä?"


I think this is a misprint, but I also see that "ilma" can mean weather or air. What is the difference between "ilma" and "sää"? Is one more common? colloquial? Or do they have different meanings?

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Monday at 01:26 PM
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Hello Artem,


Thank you for your comment and question!

Todella mukavan lämmin sää siellä! 😄 Do you mean 20 degrees Celcius? (kaksikymmentä astetta)

Shortly explained, "millaista" is something uncountable, some material or liquid for example and "millainen" is something countable such as some item. These words are very close to each other though but this could be a good general rule. 😄


Let us know if you have any question.

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Artem
Friday at 05:50 AM
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Olen Unkarissa nyt, se on aurinkoista ja lämmintä täällä. Lämpötilä eilen oli kahdesankymmenta astetta keskipäivänä.

Also i have a question. In lesson 10 of this series we usēd millaista when asking about food. I thought, that question word and answer should be in the same case. But in this lesson we use millainen.

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Saturday at 04:46 PM
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Hei Luca P. Gentile,


Kiitos kommentistasi.

Sää tänään (01.09.2018) Helsingissä on sateinen ja lämpötila on +17 C astetta.

Sataako Belgiassa myös usein?


Let us know if you have any question.

Cheers,

Aarni

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Luca P. Gentile
Friday at 05:06 AM
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Millasta sää Helsingissä on?


Helsingissä on parempi sää kuin Belgiassa, oikeasti!

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Friday at 07:22 AM
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Moi Corinna!


Helsingissä on myös tuulista, joten oikein meni! :stuck_out_tongue_winking_eye:


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Corinna
Sunday at 02:22 PM
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En tiedä, millainen sää on Helsingissä, koska en ole siellä :stuck_out_tongue_winking_eye: Mutta täällä on tuulista.

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Friday at 01:44 PM
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Hi Jerry,


Thank you for posting!

Keep practicing :sunglasses:


Cheers!

Laura

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Jerry
Wednesday at 10:48 PM
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Millainen sää Helsingissä on?


On aurinkoista.


On tuulista.


On sateista.


On pilvistä.