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I officially bless this Finnish course with the Finnish National Anthem!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IEtvaFQh85E

Long Live Finland and the Nordic Brothers Forever!

With much love from America!

June 24, 2020

7 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Oleg1424

Oi maamme Suomi, synnyinmaa! Soi, sana kultainen!

Ei laaksoa ei kukkulaa, ei vettä rantaa rakkaampaa, kuin kotimma tää pohjoinen, maa kallis isien! (x2)

Sun kokoistukses kuorestaan, kerrankin puhkeaa;

Viel' lempemme saa nousemaan, sun toivos, riemus loistossaan, ja kerran laulus synnyinmaa, korkeemman kaiun saa! (x2)


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Oleg1424

Also, fun fact: Suomi and Eesti have the same national anthem, but with different lyrics and different titles.

Finland: 'Maamme' vs Estonia: 'Mu isamaa, mu õnn ja rõõm'

Translations - Finland: 'Our Land' vs Estonia: 'My Fatherland, My Happiness and Joy'


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

Also, the Estonians don't repeat the chorus, as the Finns do.

Fun fact 2: The Finnish one was first written in Swedish, and only translated into Finnish many years later. It is still sung in both languages.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/-_Polska.Krowa_-

Super cool fact! Who would have thunk'd it that the Finnish anthem was first written in Swedish to music made by a German when Finland was still under control of the Russian Empire. Thank you for such an interesting fact! :)


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/-_Polska.Krowa_-

Really cool! Estonia is the Baltic cousin of the Nordic Brothers in my opinion. Much respect to both countries and their anthems! :)

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