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It's emakeelepäev (Estonian language day): Estonian Courses

Before we are going to the lesson, let me talk about emakeelepäev. Emakeelepäev aka Estonian language day is the birthday of Jaak Kristjan Peterson (Jacob Christian Petersohn). But why is J.K.Peterson so important? He borned in year 1801, then was Governorate of Livonia in South-Estonian territory. Then people spoke German. But Jaak Kristjan Peterson was the first person, who found Estonian a beautiful language. He also wrote the first poem in Estonian. He studied in Tartu Ülikool. But he died, when he was 21 years old, to a pneumonia. Now to the lesson.

Emakeel - Native language

Keel - language

Eesti keel -Estonian language

Õpetan - I teach

Õpid - you learn

Translate those texts! Eesti keel on emakeel.

You learn Estonian.

I teach Estonian.

Õpetan emakeelt.

March 14, 2017



1.) Opid Eesti keel. 2.) Opetan Eesti keel. 3.) I teach [my] native language.

On #3, would there be the [my] part or would it just be a or the?

Thanks for the Estonian, here's a lingot.

March 14, 2017



March 14, 2017


Interesting. I will read a little bit in 'Teach yourself Estonian' now.

March 14, 2017


Wow interesting! :o

March 14, 2017


I plan to move to Estonia in a few years, but i can't find anywhere that teaches the language. :( Thanks for the lessons, keep em' comin'! Aitäh!!!!!! :):):):):):):)

May 1, 2019
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