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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 Do you like Finnish food? In Finnish this is
Jarmo: Pidätkö sinä suomalaisesta ruuasta?
Gina: The first word in the question is
Jarmo: Pidätkö
Gina: meaning something like do you like in English.
Jarmo: (Slow, by syllable) Pidätkö
Gina: Listen again and repeat.
Jarmo: Pidätkö
{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: Pidätkö sinä
{pause}
Gina: And after that
Jarmo: suomalaisesta
Gina: meaning Finnish.
Jarmo: (Slow, by syllable) suomalaisesta
Gina: Now repeat.
Jarmo: suomalaisesta
{Pause}
Gina: And after that
Jarmo: ruuasta
Gina: meaning food
Jarmo: (Slow, by syllable) ruuasta
Gina: Now repeat.
Jarmo: ruuasta
Gina: Listen to the entire question and repeat.
Jarmo: Pidätkö sinä suomalaisesta ruuasta
{pause}
Gina: Master the following pattern and responses to the question Do you like Finnish food??
Jarmo: Kyllä, pidän erityisesti graavilohesta.
Gina: ""Yes, I especially love gravlax.. Again, slowly. Repeat the phrase.
Jarmo: (Slow) Kyllä, pidän erityisesti graavilohesta.
{pause}
Gina: To say "no", in a simple way, just say:
Jarmo: Ei, en pidä siitä.
Gina: Which is like saying No, I don't like it. in English. Let's hear it slowly.
Jarmo: (Slowly) Ei, en pidä siitä.
Gina: And one more time at normal speed:
Jarmo: Ei, en pidä siitä.
Gina: Now let's break down our original response from the beginning. The first word:
Jarmo: kyllä
Gina: means yes.
Jarmo: (Slow, by syllable) kyllä
Gina: Now repeat
Jarmo: kyllä
{Pause}
Gina: And next
Jarmo: pidän
Gina: meaning I like.
Jarmo: (Slow, by syllable) pidän
Gina: Now repeat.
Jarmo: pidän
{Pause}
Gina: And next
Jarmo: erityisesti
Gina: meaning especially.
Jarmo: (Slow, by syllable) erityisesti
Gina: Now repeat.
Jarmo: erityisesti
{Pause}
Gina: And next
Jarmo: graavilohesta
Gina: meaning gravlax, which is salt and sugar-cured salmon.
Jarmo: (Slow, by syllable) graavilohesta
Gina: Now repeat.
Jarmo: graavilohesta
{Pause}
Gina: Listen to the speaker say, Yes, I especially love gravlax., and then repeat.
Jarmo: Kyllä, pidän erityisesti graavilohesta.
{pause}
Gina: To use a different phrase, replace gravlax with salmon soup.
Jarmo: lohikeitosta
Gina: salmon soup
Jarmo: (slow) lohikeitosta (regular) lohikeitosta
Gina: Listen to the phrase again, this time with salmon soup
Jarmo: Kyllä, pidän erityisesti lohikeitosta.
Gina: It mostly stays the same. Simply replace gravlax. Say Yes, I especially love salmon soup.
{pause}
Jarmo: Kyllä, pidän erityisesti lohikeitosta.
Gina: To expand on the pattern, replace salmon soup with Carelian pies.
Jarmo: karjalanpiirakoista
Gina: Carelian pies
Jarmo: (slow) karjalanpiirakoista (regular) karjalanpiirakoista
Gina: Listen to the phrase again, this time with Carelian pies
Jarmo: Kyllä, pidän erityisesti karjalanpiirakoista.
Gina: It mostly stays the same. Simply replace the word for salmon soup. Say Yes, I especially love Carelian pies.
{pause}
Jarmo: Kyllä, pidän erityisesti karjalanpiirakoista.
Gina: To expand on the pattern, replace Carelian pies with sausage.
Jarmo: makkarasta
Gina: sausage
Jarmo: (slow) makkarasta (regular) makkarasta
Gina: Listen to the phrase again, this time with sausage
Jarmo: Kyllä, pidän erityisesti makkarasta.
Gina: It mostly stays the same. Simply replace the word for Carelian pies. Say Yes, I especially love sausage.
{pause}
Jarmo: Kyllä, pidän erityisesti makkarasta.
QUIZ
Gina: Now it's time for a quiz. Imagine you are visiting Finland and someone asks you if you like Finnish food. You want to answer that you like gravlax. Respond to the question.
Jarmo: Pidätkö sinä suomalaisesta ruuasta? (five seconds) Kyllä, pidän erityisesti graavilohesta.
Gina: Now you want to say that you like salmon soup. Respond to the question.
Jarmo: Pidätkö sinä suomalaisesta ruuasta? (five seconds) Kyllä, pidän erityisesti lohikeitosta.
Gina: You want to say that you like Carelian pies. . Answer the speaker's question.
Jarmo: Pidätkö sinä suomalaisesta ruuasta? (five seconds) Kyllä, pidän erityisesti karjalanpiirakoista.
Gina: You want to say that you like sausage. Respond to the question.
Jarmo: Pidätkö sinä suomalaisesta ruuasta? (five seconds) Kyllä, pidän erityisesti makkarasta.
Gina: Now you want to ask someone if they like Finnish food. Ask the question
(5 seconds)
Jarmo: Pidätkö sinä suomalaisesta ruuasta?

Outro

Gina: This is the end of Lesson 9

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Tuesday at 06:30 PM
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Please give your answer to the question below!

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Tuesday at 04:57 PM
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Hei Luca P. Gentile,


Hienoa että pidät suomalaisesta ruuasta. 😄


Pidät mustikoista, sienistä ja suomalaisista kakuista. Ne ovat minunkin herkkuani, varsinkin sienet. ❤️️


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Luca P. Gentile
Sunday at 04:49 AM
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Minä pidän paljon erilasta suomalaisesta ruuasta:

Pidän mustikkiasta

Pidän sieniasta

Pidän suomalaisesta kakkuosta

FinnishPod101.com Verified
Thursday at 12:13 PM
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Hello Heba,


Thank you for the posting.


Your sentences are nearly perfect. ?

Only one tiny error: "Pidätko sina suomalaisesta ruuasta?" Just replace the word "sina" letter-a to Scandinavian letter-ä. So, the correct sentence is: "Pidätko sinä suomalaisesta ruuasta?"


My answer would be: "Kyllä, pidän erityisesti lihakeitosta." ?


Let us know if you have any question.


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Heba
Friday at 06:28 PM
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Pidätko sina suomalaisesta ruuasta ?

Kyllä , pidän erityisesti lohikeitosta .

FinnishPod101.com Verified
Sunday at 12:06 AM
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Hei Özlem!


Thank you for your question! :smile:


When you express you like something, i.e. you are using the Finnish verb 'pitää', "to like", you should use the elative case. The elative case has the -sta/stä ending.

Basically, the elative singular is formed using the genitive stem. The elative ending is added directly to this stem.


Now, the conjugation of the noun 'ruoka', "food", is a little bit tricky :wink:

When you say you like food, you would either write it 'ruoasta' or 'ruuasta' - both versions are correct.

Conjugating the word 'ruoka' is irregular, for vowel harmony. You remove the k, add the case ending. One option is to also change the 'o' into 'u'. For example:

ruoka, food

ruoan/ruuan, food's (genitive case)

ruoat/ruuat , foods (plural)

ruoaksi/ruuaksi, to food/as food (translative case)

ruoasta/ruuasta, of food (elative case)


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Özlem
Friday at 07:36 PM
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Kyllä, pidan erityisesti mustikkapiirakkasta.


Minulla on yksi kysymys: In the previous lesson we used 'ruoka' for food (or ruokaa in the partitive form). Here we use ruuasta. What happened to the 'k' is it because of k-p-t? Can you break it down for me, kiitos?

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Tuesday at 07:38 PM
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Hei Jerry!


You can, but you don't need to insert 'sinä' between the 'pidätkö' and 'suomalaisesta', as the 'pidätkö' ('do you') is already implying you are asking this question from another person.


Minä pidän myös graavilohesta. Herkullista!


Päivi

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Jerry
Wednesday at 04:46 AM
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Pidätko suomalaista ruuasta?


question ( do I have to insert sinä between pidätko and suomalaista? )


Kyllä, pidän erityisesti graavilohesta.

Jerry
Wednesday at 04:26 AM
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Pidätkö sinä suomalaista ruuasta?


Kyllä, pidan erityisesti makkarasta.