#1
So I just moved to a country where I barely know anything about the language.
It sucks because I start class tomorrow, and it's in finnish.
four of the five people I moved here with know it and are offering to teach me but they'll be too busy with homework and such.
I have a hand-held translator but that only goes so far.

So my question to you is, do you know any internet sites that are legit to teach you finnish?
Payment for the site is expected.

Thanks =)
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I suggest buying a book at your local store...
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#3
I do have books, but I find it so easily to get distracted while reading a book.
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I do have books, but I find it so easily to get distracted while reading a book.


....and there are no distractions at all on teh internets.
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....and there are no distractions at all on teh internets.

True, but less then a book.
Considering I share a room with my Ex-Girlfriend.
Where did you move to?

I plan on moving to Finalnd in the coming years
Helsinki, Finland.
Not as great as I thought it'd be.
Smells pretty bad.
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All you need is a bottle of ''Koskenkorva'' and youll be fluent in Finnish.
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Helsinki, Finland.
Not as great as I thought it'd be.
Smells pretty bad.

Smells bad?

Yeah, I don't plan on moving to the capital. Maybe somewhere central/north..
Do many people speak English there?

I've started learning the language, and I'd say it's probably better to get a teacher, than learning from text. It's one of the hardest languages (as i'm sure you know)
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Smells bad?

Yeah, I don't plan on moving to the capital. Maybe somewhere central/north..
Do many people speak English there?

I've started learning the language, and I'd say it's probably better to get a teacher, than learning from text. It's one of the hardest languages (as i'm sure you know)

Yeah, it kinda does =\
Like constant spices.
There's not many people at all who speak english, and If I'm walking with Katrina, they say something and she tells them off in finnish. I ask what they said and she grasps my arm and says "nevermind" =\

Yeah I'm considering the teacher Idea.
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I guess there's a lot of pollution in the core Helsinki area, but I wouldn't call it smelly.

But on topic, I have a friend from the US who has the same problem. I recommend we all meet up, get baked, and i'll try to teach both of you Finnish.
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I guess there's a lot of pollution in the core Helsinki area, but I wouldn't call it smelly.

But on topic, I have a friend from the US who has the same problem. I recommend we all meet up, get baked, and i'll try to teach both of you Finnish.

...
I'm SO in.

What end do you live on? (north or south) Just curious.
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Welcome to Helsinki. Most people at your school(teachers etc.) should speak english reasonably so they can help you out.
#15
I can say this @ finnish:

Puhelin! means cell phone or something. So journey onwards to Finland and say puhelin to everybody you meet!
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...
I'm SO in.

What end do you live on? (north or south) Just curious.


Helsinki residents usually divide Helsinki into East and West, but I live pretty near the city center, which would probably be the south.
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Schizophrenia rap?

*beatboxes*

I have schizophrenia, I talk to myself,
People startin' to doubt my mental health,
Maybe someday I'll get the help I need,
But till then don't be blamin' mah weed.

*scratches*
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Welcome to Helsinki. Most people at your school(teachers etc.) should speak english reasonably so they can help you out.

I hope so.
Helsinki residents usually divide Helsinki into East and West, but I live pretty near the city center, which would probably be the south.

Edit: Gotta warn you though, weed is pretty expensive in Finland compared to the states.
That's quite alright.
Money is literally no object.
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I hope so.

That's quite alright.
Money is literally no object.


Are you serious about doing it, 'cuz i'd actually be down.
Are You a PROG-HEAD? I am.

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Schizophrenia rap?

*beatboxes*

I have schizophrenia, I talk to myself,
People startin' to doubt my mental health,
Maybe someday I'll get the help I need,
But till then don't be blamin' mah weed.

*scratches*
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Why on earth did you move here? Are you out of your ****ing mind?

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Are you serious about doing it, 'cuz i'd actually be down.
Depends on Katrina's views on it.
If she's okay with it, then me too.


EDIT: Another thing I noticed, the internet's painfully slow compared to T3.
Can we get T3 in Helsinki?
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#22
One of the guys I go to school with came over from Finland. Turku, to be more precise.

He taught me how to say some stuff, but I forget how to say it...

but in English:

"Your mother copulates with reindeer."
AND
"The spring of cocks and a cold day in the summer of pussies."

apparently they like to get creative with their swearing.
signatures are budget.
#23
Dude, you can't learn any language properly without lessons.

You could just take finnish courses that are made for people in your situation, at your school or a night school or whatever, but website lessons alone won't cut it.

Good luck with that, kyllä se siitä.
#24
I agree with Tommy[fin] about the lessons. There are many places where you can get lessons in the evenings or afternoons after school. I would suggest the you take some lessons at least to learn the very basics.
For example Here
and here
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I guess there's a lot of pollution in the core Helsinki area, but I wouldn't call it smelly.

But on topic, I have a friend from the US who has the same problem. I recommend we all meet up, get baked, and i'll try to teach both of you Finnish.

I wanna come too!
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If you click on the word it says on the right hand side of the page

For some of them >_>