Finnish for English Speakers (FI-->EN) Weekly Sentence Challenge 12/12!
Terve! To those (like me) who are anticipating the release of the FI-->EN course, every Tuesday, I will be releasing a sentence translation challenge to spark some more interest in the language. If you are interested in the progress of the FI-->EN course, check out my weekly updates every Wednesday.
Rules (for those who wish to follow them):
DO NOT USE A TRANSLATOR!
If you do not know what a word means, ask in the comment section below
Post your answer in the comments below
Those who get it right will get a shoutout on the next Weekly Sentence Challenge post. There will be a top translator list that will be updated weekly!
Translate: Rakastan todella joulua! Tiesitkö, että Joulupukki asuu Suomessa?
I know the first sentence at least, finally those Finnish classes I took pay off! The second one is a bit more difficult. I think I know the last three words, but don't recognize "tiesitkö" (it's a yes/no question, that's where my knowledge ends) and "että".
If I had to guess, the sentence means: "I really love Christmass! Did you know that [?] Santa lives in Finland?"
EDIT: By the way, I completely forgot to say it in the original message but I really like this idea! Looking forward to your next posts Crazy Finn :p
Not that odd, if you think about how people used to count months before they had atomic clocks. ;)
In Russian month is месяц, as you might already know, and the moon is луна. Another word for the moon is месяц, its definition being 'a lunar disc or its part', and is mostly used to refer to a crescent.
In German it's Monat, originating from Mond, "Moon"
Herkunft: zu Mond, nach der germanischen Zeitbestimmung des Monats nach den Mondphasen