Finnish. The language is like the Finns themselves – complex and original. Nothing to do with Russia or Sweden, despite their proximity.
The Finnish language is fairly easy to pronounce: it has one of the most phonetic writing systems in the world, with only a small number of simple consonants and relatively few vowel sounds.
But when we get to grammar…Finnish is radically different from English (or any other language), making it a rather difficult language to master. Finns love to tease foreigners with stories of compound words a mile long and verbs with seventeen suffixes tacked on. Basically, everything in a sentence inflects to indicate who is doing what, why, when and in what way, so constructing even a simple sentence requires lot of effort.
But fear not – sometimes a few words are all you need.
We will help you get started!
Full of interesting contrasts, such as the four seasons, the Midnight Sun and winter darkness, urban and rural, East and West.
There are many reasons to fall in love with Finland and the Finns. In fact, it would be impossible to list them all. So, we decided to just make a random list of some interesting and fun facts, hope you enjoy it!