Beginner's Finnish

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Hippocrene Books, 2004 - Foreign Language Study - 290 pages
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Provides users with the linguistic tools to immediate communication on an elementary level, whether one's goals are travel, business, or further study of the language. Each lesson consists of a dialogue that gives a taste of everyday Finnish conversation and life in Finland, vocabulary that introduces basic words, idioms that present commonly used phrases, grammars that explains the structure of the language and how to use them, and exercises to test understanding and active language skills.
  

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Contents

Introduction
1
Lesson 1
11
Lesson 2
33
Lesson 3
53
Lesson 4
69
Lesson 5
87
Lesson 6
107
Lesson 7
127
Lesson 9
165
Kappale 10 Lesson 10
185
Kappale 11 Lesson 11
205
Lesson 12
223
Key to the Exercises
239
FinnishEnglish Glossary
255
EnglishFinnish Glossary
273
Appendix 1
291

Lesson 8
147

Common terms and phrases

About the author (2004)

Agi Risko is a Hungarian-American who has taught Finnish, Hungarian, Swedish, and German in the United States and in Europe for 20 years. She has a degree in Finno-Ugric studies from Eotvos Lorand University in Budapest, and holds a doctorate degree in Germanic languages and literatures from Ohio State University, where she currently teaches Hungarian.

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