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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 Are you hungry? In Finnish this is
Jarmo: Onko sinulla nälkä?
Gina: The first word in the question is
Jarmo: onko
Gina: meaning something like are in English.
Jarmo: (Slow, by syllable) onko
Gina: Listen again and repeat.
Jarmo: onko
{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: sinulla
Gina: meaning something like at you or you have .
Jarmo: (Slow, by syllable) sinulla
Gina: Now repeat.
Jarmo: sinulla
{Pause}
Gina: Listen to the the first 2 words of the question and repeat.
Jarmo: onko sinulla
{pause}
Gina: And after that
Jarmo: nälkä
Gina: meaning hunger.
Jarmo: (Slow, by syllable) nälkä
Gina: Now repeat.
Jarmo: nälkä
{Pause}
Gina: Listen to the entire question and repeat.
Jarmo: onko sinulla nälkä
{pause}
Gina: Master the following pattern and responses to the question Are you hungry??
Jarmo: Kyllä, minulla on vähän nälkä.
Gina: "Yes, I'm a little hungry.. Again, slowly. Repeat the phrase.
Jarmo: (Slow) Kyllä minulla on vähän nälkä.
{pause}
Gina: Let's break it down from the beginning. The first word:
Jarmo: minulla
Gina: means something like at me or I have.
Jarmo: (Slow, by syllable) minulla
Gina: Now repeat
Jarmo: minulla
{Pause}
Gina: And after that
Jarmo: on
Gina: meaning is.
Jarmo: (Slow, by syllable) on
Gina: Now repeat.
Jarmo: on
{Pause}
Gina: And next
Jarmo: vähän
meaning little.
Jarmo: (Slow, by syllable) vähän
Gina: Now repeat.
Jarmo: vähän
{Pause}
Gina: Next is
Jarmo: nälkä
Gina: meaning hunger.
Jarmo: (Slow, by syllable) nälkä
Gina: Now repeat.
Jarmo: nälkä
{Pause}
Gina: Listen to the speaker say, Yes, I'm a little hungry., and then repeat.
Jarmo: Kyllä, minulla on vähän nälkä.
{pause}
Gina: To use a different phrase, replace a little hungry with very hungry.
Jarmo: tosi nälkä
Gina: very hungry
Jarmo: (slow) tosi nälkä (regular) tosi nälkä
Gina: Listen to the phrase again, this time with very hungry
Jarmo: Kyllä, minulla on tosi nälkä.
Gina: It mostly stays the same. Simply replace a little hungry. Say Yes, I'm very hungry.
{pause}
Jarmo: Kyllä, minulla on tosi nälkä.
Gina: To expand on the pattern, replace very hungry with starving.
Jarmo: kamala nälkä
Gina: starving
Jarmo: (slow) kamala nälkä (regular) kamala nälkä
Gina: Listen to the phrase again, this time with starving
Jarmo: Kyllä, minulla on kamala nälkä.
Gina: It mostly stays the same. Simply replace the word for very hungry. Say Yes, I'm starving.
{pause}
Jarmo: Kyllä, minulla on kamala nälkä.
Gina: To use a different phrase, replace starving with a bit hungry.
Jarmo: pikku nälkä
Gina: a bit hungry
Jarmo: (slow) pikku nälkä (regular) pikku nälkä
Gina: Listen to the phrase again, this time with a bit hungry
Jarmo: Kyllä, minulla on pikku nälkä.
Gina: It mostly stays the same. Simply replace the word for starving. Say Yes, I'm a bit hungry.
{pause}
Jarmo: Kyllä, minulla on pikku nälkä.
QUIZ
Gina: Now it's time for a quiz. Imagine you are visiting Finland and a someone asks you if you're hungry. You want to answer Yes, I'm a little hungry.. Respond to the question.
Jarmo: Onko sinulla nälkä? (five seconds) Kyllä, minulla on vähän nälkä.
Gina: Now you want to say Yes, I'm very hungry. Respond to the question.
Jarmo: Onko sinulla nälkä? (five seconds) Kyllä, minulla on tosi nälkä.
Gina: You want to say Yes, I'm starving.. . Answer the speaker's question.
Jarmo: Onko sinulla nälkä? (five seconds) Kyllä, minulla on kamala nälkä.
Gina: You want to say Yes, I'm a bit hungry.. Respond to the question.
Jarmo: Onko sinulla nälkä? (five seconds) Kyllä, minulla on pikku nälkä.
Gina: You want to ask someone if they are hungry. Ask the question
(5 seconds)
Jarmo: Onko sinulla nälkä?

Outro

Gina: This is the end of Lesson 21

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Tuesday at 06:30 PM
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Saturday at 05:36 PM
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Moi Kyle,


Thank you for your question.

Yes! it is correct to say "Minulla ei ole nälkä." in Finnish when you are not hungry. 👍


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Kyle
Thursday at 09:46 AM
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Moi!


Would you say "I am not hungry" as "Minulla ei ole nälkää."?


Kiitos,

Kyle

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Wednesday at 05:15 PM
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Hi Luca P. Gentile,


Thank you for your question.

Words "hieman" and "vähän" are synonyms, so you can use both words for the same purpose, so, no difference in practice.

Get well soon, Luca!


If you have any questions, please let us know.

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Luca P. Gentile
Sunday at 04:33 PM
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Moi,


Minulla en ole nälkä koska olen sick.


Mitä on erilaista välissä pikku, hieman, ja vähän

nälkä?


What's the difference between there two words?


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Corinna
Saturday at 03:13 PM
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Haha :stuck_out_tongue_winking_eye: En pidä syödä, jos tiedän olen mennä nukkumaan.

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Haha, ihan fiksua Corinna! :smile: :thumbsup:


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Corinna
Monday at 02:53 PM
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Kyllä, minulla on vähän nälkä. Mutta menen kohta nukkumaan, niin en halua nyt syödä :stuck_out_tongue_winking_eye:

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Tuesday at 08:16 PM
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Hienoa Jerry!


Kiitos kommentistasi, kaikki lauseet on oikein ilmaistu! :thumbsup:

Thank you for your comment, all the sentences are expressed correctly!


Minullakin on hieman nälkä...

I am also a little bit hungry.. :grin:


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Jerry
Wednesday at 10:53 PM
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Onko sinulla nälkä ?


Kyllä, minulla on vähän nälkä.


Kyllä, minulla on tosi nälkä.


Kyllä, minulla on kamala nälkä.


Kyllä, minulla on pikku nälkä.