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Juokse = Run (as in a command), Juoksennella = to run around aimlessly.
Juoksentelisin = I would run around aimlessly (-isin means that we're talking about "I" here, and it also includes the "would" in the -tel- part combined with the -isin.) ((it would be "juoksentelen" if the person was doing it right now))
Juoksentelisinko = Would I run around aimlessly? (-ko signifies that the person is not sure and asks a question, "Would I?"
Juoksentelisinkohan = I wonder if I should run around aimlessly? (it looks unreal that a simple -han could add this much stuff but yeah, it does. The word can also mean "I wonder if I WOULD run around aimlessly?")
In a same fashion you can say, for example, "rakentelisinkohan?". (Rakentaa = to build. Rakentelisinkohan = I wonder if I should/would build (something) randomly/aimlessly?"
And that's Finnish for you. Don't ask how native Finns learn that shit, I'm not even sure myself.



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3 years ago #9433365        
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I love finnish. I really want to learn it.. And now I will KALSARIKÄNNIT to honour your wonderful language.


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1 year ago #9675393        
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In dutch it's called "ijsberen" which literally translates to "polarbearing"

Tihru

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3 years ago #9462997        
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https://media.riemurasia.net/albumit/mmedia/42/pz/ijh/441785/1397871603.jpg
This says it all..


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bordelo

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3 years ago #9442232        
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My super Power: Speak finish perfectly


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3 years ago #9440750        
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Kokko kokoo koko kokko kokoon, Finnish is real versatile language.
It sound fantastic: Alavilla mailla hallanvaara
And Finnish sound really much Japanese: Hajosiko takakumi, and Narisiko kakarasi

Yes, i love Finnish language!

3 years ago #9433373        
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@Arkticus In German we have Donau­dampfschifffahrts­elektrizitäten­hauptbetriebswerk­bauunterbeamten­gesellschaft (80 letters), Rindfleisch­etikettierungs­überwachungs­aufgaben­übertragungs­gesetz (a name of a law) and Grundstücks­verkehrs­genehmigungs­zuständigkeits­übertragungs­verordnung (also an official order). I love those long words :D


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Vold

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2 years ago #9626158        
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That's why I wanna learn Finnish x)


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P3rk3le

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2 years ago #9502915        
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OH. MY. GOD. FINLAND SAID SOMETHING.


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3 years ago #9473802        
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Nowadays, actually, the youth have difficulties in learning the language, at least the writing. In informal speech, it has for some time been a custom to drop some of the suffixes, or shorten them even further. Young people read less books than their older siblings and their parents, and it has even been suggested that the generation born in 1997 was the last to mostly do well in elementary school. That is, the youngsters who turn 19 this year. The decline is especially clear in compound words and punctuation. The younger people are, the more trouble they will have deciding whether they should write sanomalehti or sanoma lehti, and that is just sad. :/ (In case you were wondering, it's the first option, "sanomalehti", and it just means a newspaper, which, incidentally, is a compound word in English, too. It would look rather silly if someone wrote it "news paper", am I right?) Linguistic skills are important for communication, after all. I often will stress the importance of punctuation with this sentence from Alko's advertisement (Alko is the national alcoholic beverage retailing monopoly in Finland, and handles anything with over 4,5% of alcohol content basically):

"Älä välitä alkoholia nuorille!" ("Don't provide the youngsters with alcohol!")

"Älä välitä, alkoholia nuorille!" ("Nevermind, give alcohol to the youngsters!")


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3 years ago #9416008        
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When i was a language student with EF, one of my classmates from Finland taught me a really good word: Kalsarikännit. He told me that it meant, sitting at home getting drunk, while only wearing underwear. I looked it up afterwards, and it is comprised by two words: the word for underwear, and the word for drunk xD

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