“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 jeff_lindqvist » Thu Jan 19, 2017 5:41 pm

Brun Ugle wrote: find Assimil to be more painful than advertised, but as I near the end of the passive wave, I find something is slowly starting to click into place at last. I had the same experience using Assimil for German. It didn't make much sense until the end.


When I reached lesson 100, I left Assimil, and thus never did the active wave for the remaining ~50 lessons. I can recommend the Kuulostaa Hyvältää course for some everyday Finnish. At this (still very basic) level, I'd say that the lessons are packed with grammar points (e.g. in the lesson where they're in the grocery store, there are many examples of partitive). The lessons are ~3 minutes long.
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Re: “Finnisch mit extra Mühe” -- a group learning project (because Finnish wasn't hard enough before)

Postby Systematiker » Thu Jan 19, 2017 6:19 pm

jeff_lindqvist wrote:
Systematiker wrote:Hey, I'm going to be one of the cool kids now - I've been provided with a copy of Le Finnois avec peine, so I'm getting on board. :D


Tervetuloa! Is this your first Finno-Ugric language?


It is indeed! I looked at the first lesson of Assimil today, it...sort of makes sense.
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Postby Elenia » Thu Jan 19, 2017 10:17 pm

Brun Ugle wrote:Yay! We've snared another one! I knew all those tennis balls I'd tossed around would do the trick.

Congrats, Elenia. I find Assimil to be more painful than advertised, but as I near the end of the passive wave, I find something is slowly starting to click into place at last. I had the same experience using Assimil for German. It didn't make much sense until the end.


I'm early enough that it's not too horrifying an experience. As I get further, it will certainly be worse - unless I can get my German to keep up!
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Re: “Finnisch mit extra Mühe” -- a group learning project (because Finnish wasn't hard enough before)

Postby cathrynm » Sun Jan 22, 2017 1:05 pm

Mist sä oot vetäny tällä kertaa herneet nenää?

Some of these sentences on clozemaster are a little odd. Comes out as?

"What have you got your knickers in a knot about this time?"
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Re: “Finnisch mit extra Mühe” -- a group learning project (because Finnish wasn't hard enough before)

Postby Vedun » Sun Jan 22, 2017 2:44 pm

Wordreference might come to the rescue.
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Re: “Finnisch mit extra Mühe” -- a group learning project (because Finnish wasn't hard enough before)

Postby cathrynm » Sun Jan 22, 2017 8:02 pm

Sometimes, for me what comes to the rescue is just to ignore and move on. Maybe that's a mistake, I don't know, but that's me.
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Re: “Finnisch mit extra Mühe” -- a group learning project (because Finnish wasn't hard enough before)

Postby Henkkles » Sun Jan 22, 2017 8:51 pm

cathrynm wrote:Mist sä oot vetäny tällä kertaa herneet nenää?

Some of these sentences on clozemaster are a little odd. Comes out as?

"What have you got your knickers in a knot about this time?"


That's a brilliant sentence to learn!

Our phrase for "getting one's panties in a bunch" is literally "to snort a pea", presumably because at least I would be annoyed if I had a pea stuck up in my nostril. It also implies going through the struggle of "snorting a pea" to get upset, as in, you're upset for no reason other than wanting to be angry.
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Re: “Finnisch mit extra Mühe” -- a group learning project (because Finnish wasn't hard enough before)

Postby cathrynm » Sun Jan 22, 2017 10:54 pm

Ahh, cool, thanks so much. It knew it was idiomatic, but nice to hear it's a good one.


This is unrelated, soomeone on my Facebook page posted this article about Iraqis learning Finnish.

https://hannelevestolablog.wordpress.com/2017/01/19/anteeksi-mina-en-ymmarra-suomea/
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Re: “Finnisch mit extra Mühe” -- a group learning project (because Finnish wasn't hard enough before)

Postby cathrynm » Fri Feb 03, 2017 2:24 am

Found this on youtube. Pokemon cartoon, dubbed into Finnish.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vs-KrcdCooU
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5SZyiLPdqX0
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Re: “Finnisch mit extra Mühe” -- a group learning project (because Finnish wasn't hard enough before)

Postby Elenia » Fri Feb 03, 2017 8:39 am

Thanks, Cathryn! I've been too lazy to search Finnish audio, but I do want to start listening more.
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