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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 did you learn Finnish? In Finnish this is
Jarmo: Missä olet oppinut suomea?
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: olet
Gina: meaning are.
Jarmo: (Slow, by syllable) olet
Gina: Now repeat.
Jarmo: olet
{Pause}
Gina: Listen to the the first 2 words of the question and repeat.
Jarmo: Missä olet
{pause}
Gina: And after that
Jarmo: oppinut
Gina: meaning learned.
Jarmo: (Slow, by syllable) oppinut
Gina: Now repeat.
Jarmo: oppinut
Gina: And after that
Jarmo: suomea
Gina: meaning Finnish
Jarmo: (Slow, by syllable) suomea
{Pause}
Gina: Listen to the entire question and repeat.
Jarmo: Missä olet oppinut suomea
{pause}
Gina: You will hear this common question again and again throughout your studies. Master the following pattern and responses to the question Where did you learn Finnish??
Jarmo: Opin sitä koulussa.
Gina: ""I learned it in school.. Again, slowly. Repeat the phrase.
Jarmo: (Slow) Opin sitä koulussa.
{pause}
Gina: Let's break it down from the beginning. The first word:
Jarmo: opin
Gina: means I learned.
Jarmo: (Slow, by syllable) opin
Gina: Now repeat
Jarmo: opin
{Pause}
Gina: And next
Jarmo: sitä
Gina: meaning something like “of it”.
Jarmo: (Slow, by syllable) sitä
Gina: Now repeat.
Jarmo: sitä
{Pause}
Gina: And next
Jarmo: koulussa
Gina: meaning in school.
Jarmo: (Slow, by syllable) koulussa
Gina: Now repeat.
Jarmo: koulussa
{Pause}
Gina: Listen to the speaker say, I learned it in school., and then repeat.
Jarmo: Opin sitä koulussa.
{pause}
Gina: To use a different phrase, replace in school with at university.
Jarmo: yliopistossa
Gina: at university
Jarmo: (slow) yliopistossa (regular) yliopistossa
Gina: Listen to the phrase again, this time with at university
Jarmo: Opin sitä yliopistossa.
Gina: It mostly stays the same. Simply replace in school. Say I learned it at university.
{pause}
Jarmo: Opin sitä yliopistossa.
Gina: To expand on the pattern, replace at university with from a friend.
Jarmo: ystävältä
Gina: from a friend
Jarmo: (slow) ystävältä (regular) ystävältä
Gina: Listen to the phrase again, this time with from a friend
Jarmo: Opin sitä ystävältä.
Gina: It mostly stays the same. Simply replace the phrase for at university. Say I learned it from a friend.
{pause}
Jarmo: Opin sitä ystävältä.
Gina: To use a different phrase, replace from a friend with at a language school.
Jarmo: kielikoulussa
Gina: at a language school
Jarmo: (slow) kielikoulussa (regular) kielikoulussa
Gina: Listen to the phrase again, this time with at a language school
Jarmo: Opin sitä kielikoulussa.
Gina: It mostly stays the same. Simply replace the phrase for from a friend. Say I learned it at a language school.
{pause}
Jarmo: Opin sitä kielikoulussa.
QUIZ
Gina: Now it's time for a quiz. Imagine you are visiting Finland and someone asks you where you learned Finnish. You learned Finnish in school. Respond to the question.
Jarmo: Missä olet oppinut suomea? (five seconds) Opin sitä koulussa.
Gina: Now, imagine you learned it at university Respond to the question.
Jarmo: Missä olet oppinut suomea? (five seconds) Opin sitä yliopistossa.
Gina: Imagine you learned it from a friend. . Answer the speaker's question.
Jarmo: Missä olet oppinut suomea? (five seconds) Opin sitä ystävältä.
Gina: Imagine you learned it at a language school. Respond to the question.
Jarmo: Missä olet oppinut suomea? (five seconds) Opin sitä kielikoulussa.
Gina: Now you want to ask someone where they learned Finnish. Ask the question
(5 seconds)
Jarmo: Missä olet oppinut suomea?

Outro

Gina: This is the end of Lesson 7

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Opiskelin sen itse ?

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Hei Christina!


Kiitos, thank you for your question! :smile:

You can say that for example by "opiskelin sen itse" ('I studied it on my own') or "opettelin sen itse" (' I learned it on my own').


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How would I express "I learned it on my own/with self-study?" Thanks!

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