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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 Where do you live? In Finnish this is
Jarmo: Missä sinä asut?
Gina: The first word in the question is
Jarmo: Missä
Gina: meaning where in English.
Jarmo: (Slow, by syllable) Missä
Gina: Listen again and repeat.
Jarmo: Missä
{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: sinä
Gina: meaning you.
Jarmo: (Slow, by syllable) sinä
Gina: Now repeat.
Jarmo: sinä
{Pause}
Gina: Listen to the the first 2 words of the question and repeat.
Jarmo: Missä sinä
{pause}
Gina: And next
Jarmo: asut
Gina: meaning you live.
Jarmo: (Slow, by syllable) asut
Gina: Now repeat.
Jarmo: asut
{Pause}
Gina: Listen to the entire question and repeat.
Jarmo: Missä sinä asut
{pause}
Gina: You will hear this common question again and again throughout your studies. Master the following pattern and responses to the question Where do you live??
Jarmo: Asun New Yorkissa
Gina: ""I live in New York.. Again, slowly. Repeat the phrase.
Jarmo: (Slow) Asun New Yorkissa
{pause}
Gina: Let's break it down from the beginning. The first word:
Jarmo: asun
Gina: means I live.
Jarmo: (Slow, by syllable) asun
Gina: Now repeat
Jarmo: asun
{Pause}
Gina: And next
Jarmo: New Yorkissa
Gina: meaning in New York.
Jarmo: (Slow, by syllable) New Yorkissa
Gina: Now repeat.
Jarmo: New Yorkissa
{Pause}
Gina: Listen to the speaker say, I live in New York., and then repeat.
Jarmo: Asun New Yorkissa
{pause}
Gina: To expand on the pattern, replace New York with in Helsinki.
Jarmo: Helsingissä
Gina: in Helsinki
Jarmo: (slow) Helsingissä (regular) Helsingissä
Gina: Listen to the phrase again, this time with in Helsinki
Jarmo: Asun Helsingissä
Gina: It mostly stays the same. Simply replace New York. Say I live in Helsinki.
{pause}
Jarmo: Asun Helsingissä
Gina: To expand on the pattern, replace in Helsinki with in Rome.
Jarmo: Roomassa
Gina: in Rome
Jarmo: (slow) Roomassa (regular) Roomassa
Gina: Listen to the phrase again, this time with in Rome
Jarmo: Asun Roomassa
Gina: It mostly stays the same. Simply replace in Helsinki. Say I live in in Rome.
{pause}
Jarmo: Asun Roomassa
Gina: To expand on the pattern, replace in Rome with in Paris.
Jarmo: Pariisissa
Gina: in Paris
Jarmo: (slow) Pariisissa (regular) Pariisissa
Gina: Listen to the phrase again, this time with in Paris
Jarmo: Asun Pariisissa
Gina: It mostly stays the same. Simply replace in Rome. Say I live in in Paris.
{pause}
Jarmo: Asun Pariisissa
QUIZ
Gina: Now it's time for a quiz. Imagine you are visiting Finland and someone asks where you live. You live in New York. Respond to the question.
Jarmo: Missä sinä asut? (five seconds) Asun New Yorkissa
Gina: Imagine you live in Helsinki Respond to the question.
Jarmo: Missä sinä asut? (five seconds) Asun Helsingissä
Gina: Imagine you live in Rome. . Answer the speaker's question.
Jarmo: Missä sinä asut? (five seconds) Asun Roomassa
Gina: Imagine you live in Paris. Respond to the question.
Jarmo: Missä sinä asut? (five seconds) Asun Pariisissa
Gina: Now you want to ask that person where they live. Ask the question
(5 seconds)
Jarmo: Missä sinä asut?

Outro

Gina: This is the end of Lesson 3

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Hei Leena,


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Leena
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Hei, minun nimeni on Leena ja olen kotoisin Yhdysvalloista. Asun New Yorkissa mutta haluaisin asua Helsingissä. 😊

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Ole hyvä ja antoisaa opiskelua! 😄


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Hei Aarni,


Kiitos paljon! Tosi hyödyllistä!


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Malk.

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Hello Malk,


Thank you for your questions.

This is an inessive form and endings are -ssa and -ssä. and vowel harmony determines these endings.

There is a good general rule of thumb and it goes like this: When adding an ending, if the word already has dots, the ending will have them too, generally. I and e are neutral, and they can mix with both front and back vowels. There are also some other rules but this is limited space to teach these things here, so, please contact your own teacher for more information.


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Malk
Friday at 03:17 AM
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Hei!

What determines whether the suffix here is "issa" or "assa"?

(And are there any other variants?)


Also, could you explain to me what determines whether the final vowel is a or ä, please?


I've heard that this depends on whether other vowels are frontal or "back-of-the-mouth" vowels, but the ii in Pariisissa seems to be frontal to me. Is it derived from the position of the vowel in the stressed first syllable?


Kiitos paljon.


Malk.

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Kyle
Tuesday at 11:58 AM
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Moi, minun nimeni on Kyle.

Olen kanadalainen ja asun Lontoossa.

Hei hei!


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Hei Karol,


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