A lesson in languageAugust 19, 2017 in Finland ⋅ ⛅ 17 °C
Due to the close ties of Finland and Sweden in the past they basically use both languages. I found the Swedish words to be helpful as Scandinavian words can be similar enough to English to work some things out, also I've been to Scandinavia a couple of times now.
The Finnish language is totally different, you can usually tell if it's a Fin or Swedish word.
When I first got here I heard people saying "kiitos" to each other and did a double take thinking "I know that word!". I am a fan of the Finnish band Nightwish and they often end their songs with "Kiitos!!!" So I felt at home 😊Read more