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Slow Finnish - Chapter 10a - Saisinko puolukoita?

Kaisa on Kuopion torilla.

Kaisa: Hyvää päivää!

Myyjä: Hyvää päivää! Mitä saisi olla?

Kaisa: Mitä sieniä teillä on?

Myyjä: Myymme kantarelleja ja herkkutatteja.

Kaisa: Saisinko puoli kiloa kantarelleja?

Myyjä: Kas tässä. Saisiko olla jotain muuta?

Kaisa: Kilo perunoita ja nippu porkkanoita, kiitos.

Myyjä: Ole hyvä. Vieläkö haluatte jotain muuta?

Kaisa: Litra mustikoita, vadelmia, mansikoita ja lakkoja, kiitos.

Myyjä: Ole hyvä.

Kaisa: Ai niin. Ja puoli litraa puolukoita, kiitos.

Myyjä: Selvä. Älä syö liikaa puolukoita. Voit tulla raskaaksi!

Kaisa: Hah hah. Minun nimeni on Kaisa, ei Marjatta. Paljonko olen velkaa?

Sanasto

  • Mitä saisi olla? What would you like to have?
  • sieni, sienet mushroom
  • sieniä mushrooms (partitive plural)
  • myydä to sell
  • kantarelli, kantarellit chanterelle
  • kantarelleja chanterelles (partitive plural)
  • herkkutatti, herkkutatit https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Boletus_edulis
  • herkkutatteja (partitive plural)
  • saisinko could I get
  • puoli half
  • kilo kilogram
  • kas so
  • jotain something
  • Saisiko olla jotain muuta? Would you like to have something else?
  • peruna, perunat potato
  • perunoita potatoes (partitive plural)
  • nippu, niput bunch
  • porkkana, porkkanat carrot
  • porkkanoita carrots (partitive plural)
  • vielä still
  • haluta to want
  • litra liter
  • mustikka, mustikat blueberry
  • mustikoita blueberries (partitive plural)
  • vadelma, vadelmat raspberry
  • vadelmia raspberries (partitive plural)
  • mansikka, mansikat strawberry
  • mansikoita strawberries (partitive plural)
  • lakka, lakat cloudberry
  • lakkoja cloudberries (partitive plural)
  • ai niin oh (I almost forgot)
  • puolukka, puolukat lingonberry
  • puolukoita lingonberries (partitive plural)
  • selvä clear, (here) OK
  • älä do not
  • liikaa too much
  • voida (here) may
  • tulla raskaaksi get pregnant
  • paljonko how much
  • olla velkaa to owe

In Kalevala, Marjatta eats a lingonberry and gets pregnant. Her son is crowned King of Karelia. This symbolises the arrival of Christianity to Finland.

Harjoitus 1

  • Where is Kaisa?
  • What mushrooms does Kaisa buy?
  • How much potatoes and carrots does Kaisa buy?
  • What berries does Kaisa buy?
  • Why is eating lingonberries risky for women?

  • syö eat (imperative)
  • että so that
  • jaksaa to have the energy
  • hieman slightly
  • outo strange
  • sivumaku tang
  • kasvaa to grow

Let me know what you thought about the lesson. Here is a link to the previous lessons: https://www.duolingo.com/comment/10579104

Hei!

January 2, 2016

13 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/chirelchirel

Yay, plural partitive! Have fun :)


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Zzzzz...

I will. :) I showed Duo how the partitive plural works. The poor owl will never be the same.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/chirelchirel

Poor bird <3 It might be a good idea to hold back on plural genitive ;)


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/widle

Kiitos!

Is Kaisa buying a litre of each type of berry? She'll need a cart to get it all back home. :)


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/AlQuzMar

Unnecessar(il)y complicated Finnish

Kaisa puntaroi mietteissään marjaostoksiaan: "Ostaisinkohan mustikoitakin... vaiko herukoitakoskohan piirakkaiseeni tuli viimeksi laitetuksi? Ainakin herukkani ovat loppuneet pakkasesta."

Tokaisee sitten helppoheikille: - Latapahan veikkonen litrakunta sekä että, mustikoita ja mustaa herukkaa!


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/elizawieslawa

Kaisa says Mitä sieniä teillä on?, so is shopping one of these rare occasions to use formal/plural you or is it just this dialogue? :)


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Zzzzz...

I think it is more plural than formal you in this case. However, when you go to a shop, you will probably be addressed using the formal you. At a market square, a vendor holder can be a bit more informal. There is a lot of variation on this depending on your age and in which part of Finland you are. If you want to be certain to not to offend anyone, use the formal you. People will usually say if there is no need for that or use informal you back at you. :)


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/AlQuzMar

Plus, there's quite common practice to refer to a representative of an organization, such as receptionist or so, in plural, since the person is actually representing the body of many people, not just him/herself. It's more impersonal, in addition to formal. I'm not actually quite sure if using "te" in such a context is plural or formal "You". At market square it might be okay to refer a salesperson as informal "you".


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/elizawieslawa

Oh, so it's something like "we, the store". :) Thank you!


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Renan_Finn

Even after 4-3 years, when I used to study much more Finnish, and now with this new Duolingo's course, this series of posts have helped and still helps me me a lot, I owe you a lot :D Gadly I saved it! Paljon kiitoksia.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Zzzzz...

Aww... That's so sweet! Kiitos! :)

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