“Finnisch mit extra Mühe” -- a group learning project (because Finnish wasn't hard enough before)

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Re: “Finnisch mit extra Mühe” -- a group learning project (because Finnish wasn't hard enough before)

Postby Elenia » Wed Jan 04, 2017 3:34 am

Still no Assimil for me but I watched Rare Exports today and did my best to pay attention to the language. Does that count?!

My Finnish goal for 2017 is to be able to (somewhat) understand Rare Exports by the end of the year and to have started on reading a book in Finnish that I actually want to read. I also want to start on reading a webcomic written by a Finno-svensk author that my boyfriend recommended.
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Postby jeff_lindqvist » Wed Jan 04, 2017 10:48 am

I've left Assimil and started watching the Kuulostaa hyvältä series - has anyone else here used that resource?
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Re: “Finnisch mit extra Mühe” -- a group learning project (because Finnish wasn't hard enough before)

Postby Chung » Wed Jan 04, 2017 5:07 pm

jeff_lindqvist wrote:I've left Assimil and started watching the Kuulostaa hyvältä series - has anyone else here used that resource?


I used it although I was an advanced beginner by then. I also got the textbooks so could do the exercises, and read the transcripts and notes on grammar. I tracked my progress with the course on my log at HTLAL starting here, and every week or two, I'd put a new entry with a few comments on the chapter just completed. I quite liked the course, although my background in the language (not to mention my small library of Finnish reference books) led to my recognizing a lot of the vocabulary as well as being able to grasp the explanations of grammar fairly readily. People using this course on their own without this background might find progressing through the course to be tougher sledding.

If you don't have the books but just the transcripts to which I linked in this post, then the best uses of the videos are for comprehension, shadowing or even as dictation exercises.
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Re: “Finnisch mit extra Mühe” -- a group learning project (because Finnish wasn't hard enough before)

Postby jeff_lindqvist » Wed Jan 04, 2017 6:27 pm

Ah, of course! I should have expected a reply from you. I'll have a look at the old thread.

My current approach: I watch the video, watch (or listen to) it again while reading the dialogue, I read the grammar explanations (so far, not too difficult), listen to the dialogue again (for comprehension), and then maybe watch it one or two times more. I shadow the video clip, and read along/aloud to the audio clip.
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Postby cathrynm » Wed Jan 04, 2017 6:33 pm

I'd be willing to spend money on a book that's just hundreds of pages of exercises (with answers). I feel I need to grind on this for a bit.
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Re: “Finnisch mit extra Mühe” -- a group learning project (because Finnish wasn't hard enough before)

Postby WalkingAlone13 » Wed Jan 04, 2017 11:30 pm

I did not realise this thread had gotten so long! I recently noticed that a friend of an acquaintance of mine had put all of her lessons in one place, (I also did not realise how many she had completed already) so I figured I would share here in case it had not been shared already. I had a quick look through but did not feel like combing the entire thread, so apologies if it has already been shared.

https://www.duolingo.com/comment/10579104
http://www.memrise.com/course/1168629/s ... d-lessons/

Keep in mind that these are intended for beginners, initially they were created for a small group of friends. I do not know how often it is updated, but I believe it may have been yesterday, so that is promising at least.
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Postby cathrynm » Thu Jan 05, 2017 6:59 pm

I peeked at a few memrise lesssons, and yeah, I can passively read all that, but not so confident of my ability to type it back in correctly. Will give it a shot this weekend.
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Postby cathrynm » Sun Jan 08, 2017 6:35 am

Still hitting clozemaster pretty hard. For the commute this works better, since with memrise on the phone, typing is such a pain. Some of these are interesting.

"Seuraavana päivänä meillä kaikilla oli kauhea krapula."

Hmm, google translate knows this. Krapula for hangover? New one to me.
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Postby Brun Ugle » Sun Jan 08, 2017 8:43 am

cathrynm wrote:Still hitting clozemaster pretty hard. For the commute this works better, since with memrise on the phone, typing is such a pain. Some of these are interesting.

"Seuraavana päivänä meillä kaikilla oli kauhea krapula."

Hmm, google translate knows this. Krapula for hangover? New one to me.


I'm just excited that I was able to understand that sentence except for the last word, but you'd given us that one.
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Re: “Finnisch mit extra Mühe” -- a group learning project (because Finnish wasn't hard enough before)

Postby tiia » Sun Jan 08, 2017 2:08 pm

Brun Ugle wrote:
cathrynm wrote:Still hitting clozemaster pretty hard. For the commute this works better, since with memrise on the phone, typing is such a pain. Some of these are interesting.

"Seuraavana päivänä meillä kaikilla oli kauhea krapula."

Hmm, google translate knows this. Krapula for hangover? New one to me.


I'm just excited that I was able to understand that sentence except for the last word, but you'd given us that one.


The word krapula always reminds me of this song here. Unfortunately I couldn't find any other video, but I think you'll get the idea.
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