https://www.duolingo.com/Mr_Eyl

Any good online Finnish courses?

Mr_Eyl
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Either free or paid, I don't mind.

So I've decided to bite the bullet and take up Finnish, which I've been threatening myself with for a couple of years now.

After a bit of reading it's clear that those fifteen noun cases (!) are just pronouns and conjunctions in disguise, so it's a lot less terrifying now. :)

I'm planning on getting an online tutor, but I'd like to supplement this with a decent course.

Does anyone have any ideas to share?

2 years ago

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https://www.duolingo.com/widle
widle
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I've been learning Finnish for like 5 months now, only online. What I use the most:

  • Memrise - there's a nice Suomi Monostyle course there in several parts and loads of other courses and vocabulary sets;
  • Mondly - their course is pretty generic (teaches you some words and phrases, not much of grammar because it's the same cut for all languages) but does teach something and I like their "daily lessons". Use the code MONDLY to unlock all the lessons;
  • Zzzzz's lessons here on Duolingo (as also linked in another post here) - great because you get instant feedback on everything you might ask about it;
  • news in simple Finnish - I started after a few weeks of learning, I struggled with them using Google Translate at first, now a frequent use of a dictionary is enough for me to understand;
  • Readlang - with their browser plugin, you can get inline word translations in any webpage you try to read. I use it for the news. It speeds up the process of looking up words. They also have flashcards so you can practice words from the pages you have read. The translations aren't always accurate (it's probably Google Translate), but still helpful most of the time;
  • de-declension tool - if you struggle to understand a word, this tool will unravel it for you and show the root so that you can actually look it up in a dictionary.
2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/chirelchirel
chirelchirel
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Oh, I love that declension tool! I'm trying to find a word it can't figure out ;)

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/widle
widle
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Have you succeeded? :)

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/chirelchirel
chirelchirel
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Not yet!

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/chirelchirel
chirelchirel
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I did it!
miehelä from mies (man)
Means "the husband's household where the bride goes.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/annika_a
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Did you spend all night at this?! :-)

Did you know that the Estonian expression for marrying (for a woman) is mehelle minna? A man, instead, võttab naise... Of course, one can also just use abielluma for both.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/chirelchirel
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It was actually the first word I tried today, I only tried a couple last night. This morning I started thinking about morfology and noun types. The idea was, that I'd need to find a noun with significant consonant changes and then a word made from that word. Mies was the first word that came to mind.

During my morphology classes I used to find morphemes my teacher didn't pay attention to. He'd tell me that some words can't be devided any further and then come back the following week to say that actually I'd been right :D I've loved morphology ever since I was a kid (and didn't even know it was a thing with a name, nor that it could be studied).

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/tu.8zPhLD72zzoZN
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While we are waiting for Finnish from Duolingo, here is a course made by a Finnish native using discussion pages:
https://www.duolingo.com/comment/10579104

and here is another set of discussion lessons:
https://www.duolingo.com/comment/9877177

Oh, check this out! https://www.duolingo.com/comment/12562504 from
http://finland.fi/christmas/stuck-on-the-feeling/

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Mr_Eyl
Mr_Eyl
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Thankyou!

2 years ago

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