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Re: cathrynm: suomi/日本語

Posted: Tue May 28, 2019 4:42 pm
by cathrynm
And near as I can tell, Finnish bookstores will not deliver to the USA, and I'm just not up for lugging books back to the USA. I went with only a carry on, so maybe I could buy a suitcase and..., no, I don't care this much. So, the quest for a source for Finnish books continues. Did pick up a copy of Suomen mestari, which was featured prominently in the language learning section. Just paging through it, I feel like I know all the words in this thing, but the exercises I'm not sure, so I think it'd be good for me.

Re: cathrynm: suomi/日本語

Posted: Tue May 28, 2019 5:34 pm
by iguanamon
cathrynm wrote:And near as I can tell, Finnish bookstores will not deliver to the USA, and I'm just not up for lugging books back to the USA. I went with only a carry on, so maybe I could buy a suitcase and..., no, I don't care this much.

They still have post offices in the world and most countries have a cheaper rate for mailing books overseas called "media mail" in English. That's what I do when I'm outside the country and don't want to lug a bunch of books back home with me. It's very affordable.

Re: cathrynm: suomi/日本語

Posted: Tue May 28, 2019 5:38 pm
by Nogon
Have you checked the Book Depository? They have some finnish books and it's free delivery worldwide.

Re: cathrynm: suomi/日本語

Posted: Tue May 28, 2019 6:48 pm
by cathrynm
Have not tried bookdepository. Looking through selection under Finnish right now. Sort of an odd collection of titles, but I think maybe I'll find something in here to bite on, see how it works out. Yeah, and I haven't even thought of mailing books back myself. I'm just used to Amazon, click the button, they show up. This is a new world for me.

Re: cathrynm: suomi/日本語

Posted: Tue Jun 04, 2019 4:56 pm
by cathrynm
And now back at work, after coming back from Finland. Would say this, at least, that going to the country makes 'learning Finnish' seem like less of an insane thing (even though maybe it is.)

Re: cathrynm: suomi/日本語

Posted: Sat Jun 29, 2019 6:56 pm
by cathrynm
So, I've booked another trip to Japan. Oddly in September, which is not the greatest for weather, but I'll be going to the Tokyo Game show. I'm a game programmer by profession, and I figure I can wander around during the industry-insder days, see what's going on. Maybe do some other random wandering around Japan too. Have been poking along with Clozemaster in Finnish, but also have been busy exercising, trying to lose weight lately. Have actuallly dropped some pounds, so language progress slow, but progress on the body is going well. Still feeling fat, but feeling less fat, and like I'm on the right track, so motivation is high right now.

Re: cathrynm: suomi/日本語

Posted: Sun Jun 30, 2019 3:43 am
by ilmari
cathrynm wrote: So, the quest for a source for Finnish books continues.

You could also try https://ruslania.com/?language=en. It is an Helsinki bookshop which sells mostly Russian material, but also Finnish and Estonian textbooks. And they deliver worldwide at a very reasonable price.

Here is the link to their Finnish textbooks list: https://ruslania.com/en/books/categories/254-finnish-language-textbooks/

Re: cathrynm: suomi/日本語

Posted: Sun Jun 30, 2019 5:13 am
by cathrynm

And these never get old.

Re: cathrynm: suomi/日本語

Posted: Sun Jul 21, 2019 2:24 am
by cathrynm
Stumbled by the new Muumit series on Japanese TV. Still a little bit not sure of the look, feels a little bit overly 3d to me, some details felt a little off, but we'll see. Anyway, it is on YLE, not sure if my VPN will be good enough to do it, we'll see. Would rather do this in Finnish as I have a thousands of options for Japanese language TV.