Hei! Mitä kuuluu? Hi! How are you?
Finnish is belonging to the Finnic group of the Uralic family of languages. Estonian and Hungary are related to Finnish. There are Finnish-speaking minorities in Sweden, Norway, Estonia, Russia, Brazil, Canada and the United States and there are aproximately six million people who are speaking Finnish, mainly in Finland. The first known written example of Finnish comes from c. 1450 which were found in a German travel journal.
Germanic system has some similarities with Finnish. There are four tenses; present, past, perfect and pluperfect but the future is often used with help of present. There are no prepositions because most information is included to the ends of the words by case endings for example koulussa which means in the school. However, Finnish is easy to read - it is written as it is pronounced. The grammar structure makes the Finnish language unique and special. There are many ways to build up a sentence and the flexibility of the combinations makes the Finnish language very versatile and interesting. Finnish alphabet consist of 29 letters:
A, B, C, D, E, F, G, H, I, J, K, L, M, N, O, P, Q, R, S, T, U, V, W, X, Y, Z, Å, Ä, Ö.
Finland and Germany have a long historical background together. In 1918 Friedrich Karl Ludwig Konstantin von Hessen-Kassel was chosen to be the king of Finland but he had to turn it down because of World War I. Nowadays, the interest for the Finnish language has grown up. Travelling to Finland, co-operation with Finnish companies and Finnish studies are getting more and more popular. If you travel to Finland, every Finnish person will be extremely delighted at hearing you speak some Finnish. Sauna, swimming in one of the 187.888 lakes, strawberries and blueberries are an exciting part of the Finnish summer.
With help of our courses you can get to know to Finnish culture, learn basic Finnish, deepen your language skills with Finnish intensive course or get to know to Finnish business culture. Learn a new and exciting language with us! Opitaan uusi kieli yhdessä! Nähdään kurssilla!
If you did not find the right course for you or you have any questions, contact us here.