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Posts posted by pitbulllady1979

  1. I hope that I can do as well as your friend did! I am still really struggling with the language, and there are so few resources out there for Finnish writing help! I am bound and determined to learn how to sound out the incredibly long words, but the fact that it is taking me half an hour to write a sentence or two is not fun at all! Thank you for the encouragement, I need it!

  2. Thank you for posting this thread. I was looking for something like this to help me when I travel to Helsinki. I am having trouble finding good resources to help me study Finnish. I have recently been using Live Mocha, but it is a bit confusing and does not get into great depth on any lesson. The only good point to Live Mocha is that it is free. I do not have the money to invest in a program like Rosetta Stone.

  3. I have been studying Finnish for over a year now, and I must say that it is the most confusing language I have ever studied. I have the numbers and counting down fairly well, but the Finnish alphabet confuses me to no end. I think that I am doing alright at mastering the accent and speaking, but writing is giving me a huge headache! I started studying Finnish anticipating a move to Helsinki for business. I understand that most of Helsinki speaks some English, but I thought that it would be polite to be able to communicate in the native language.

  4. I found that counting is one of the easier things to learn in Finnish. I have studied and can speak fluent English, Spanish and French, but Finnish is giving me more than a few problems. I find the Finnish alphabet to be the most confusing of any language that I have learned thus far. I had already learned to count to ten in Finnish so a few more numbers are a great help!

  5. I have never been able to roll my r's without sounding like I'm recovering from a bad sinus infection. I had never considered going to a speech therapist, but when it was mentioned earler, I thought it sounded like a great idea. I always wondered why occasionally a native speaker would smirk at me when I pronounced certain words, and now I know! It is the those darn r's! I am planning on researching the cost of a speech therapist on Monday after work. I will let you guys know if I have any success after giving a therapist a try.

  6. I enjoy English the most because it is my native tounge. I have always enjoyed learning and speaking Spanish as well. Currently, I am in the process of trying to learn Finnish and am having a very hard time understanding and pronuncing the letters of the Finnish alphabet. I am hoping that if I stick with I will eventually pick it up, but it seems to be a slippery slope for me. I would love to hear any advice from native Finnish speakers!!

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