I'm really happy that Finnish is finally here. I'm a native Finn and i would be glad to help you guys in it, (cause its still pretty hard language) so if you have any problems I would be more than happy to help

June 27, 2020


Thanks a lot for your help! We definitely appreciate everyone who helps out in the forum and answers people's questions. We get loads of comments and reports so it's really hard for the Finnish team to keep up with all that.

What is the best way of contributing to the alternative answers for the English translation? The Finnish word 'Limonadi' currently translates as 'soda pop' which I think might be a U.S term, and sounds strange to a native English speaker from the UK.

Probably the most commonly used in the UK is 'soft drink' but other alternatives are:

  • fizzy drink
  • fizzy pop / fizz pop / pop
  • carbonated drink
  • lemonade

There are a few other things I have spotted too as I am going through the courses, but besides adding 'my answer should be accepted' I can't provide additional alternatives to the translation.

I am more than happy to be of help for British English translation support :)

I say soda, or pop. Sometimes I say soda pop. A lot of people just say Coke, even if they don't want the brand Coke. It's regional. Oklahoman.

I grew up saying soda, but here in West Virginia they say pop. This isn't the case for all of West Virginia though...

I agree with Amy, “soft drink”. I am a US English speaker and I haven’t said “soda pop” in 50 years.

Big difference between soda pop and lemonade

Yay! I have tried to help people in the sentences -section and it's so much fun! You learn a lot about your own native language when trying to explain it to other people and it just makes you appreciate the language even more :D But yeah, if anyone has any questions I'll too try my best to answer them!

Thanks! I am not sure if I will learn Finnish, but I am thinking of trying the language out!

I encourage you to try applying to contribute theres still a lot of work to do there

I can guess a lot of Finnish names (Roosa = Rose, Joni = John/Jon, Petri = Peter) but does my name (Joel) have a Finnish form? It is from the Old Testament, but Finnish has no English-style j sound & one isn't 'allowed' (is this an example of 'phonotactic constraints'?) to end a word in 'l'.

The name Joel also exists in Finland although it is not that common. It is pronounced more like "Yo-el". A Finnish football player called Joel Pohjanpalo currently plays in Germany and on German TV they always pronounce his name the French way. Makes me cringe every time!

By the way, Finnish does have words ending with L. Not that many of them, I think in total less than 10 if you don't count loanwords, but they do exist, for example askel (step) and kyynel (tear).

Eyy, my first choice striker for Finland on FIFA 19 career makes an appearance. He happens to be a world and european champion with Suomi on my career save :)

Joel Melasniemi - a present musician. Joel Rinne - actor in many old movies. Joel Lehtonen - writer, author of the novel 'Putkinotko'.

I'm so happy that Finnish is finally here too! I've been waiting years for this! Thanks for the offer to help. I'm sure you'll get a lot of chances to make good on that offer. :)

My father-in-law likes to remind me that even very small children learn to speak Finnish from an early age.

They do but they have all the time in the world and dedicated tutors.

Thank you. The beginning of the course looked very promising with useful explanations. I will keep on learning and hopefully use it in Finland some day.

I found out that I am part Finnish, so I'm glad to be able to learn the language.

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