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Old 29th-December-2007   #1
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Exclamation Finnnish for Beginners

Anteeksi = Sorry / Excuse me

En puhu suomea. = I don't speak Finnish

Hauska tavata! = Nice to meet you!

Hyvää huomenta! = Good morning!

Hyvää iltaa! = Good evening!

Hyvää päivää! = Good afternoon!

Iso tuoppi! = Could I have a pint of beer, please!

Kiitos! = Thank you!

Kippis! = Cheers!

Kylmä = Cold

Lämmin = Warm

Minulla oli mukavaa. = I had a nice time.

Moi! = Hi! / Bye!

Näkemiin! = Goodbye

Saanko laskun? = I would like to pay.

Sinulla on kauniit siniset silmät. = You have beautiful blue eyes.

Sisään! = Come in, please!

Tämä on hyvää! = This is good!

Vettä! = Water, please!
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Is there any way to say "please" in Finnish? Can I say "vettä kiitos" for example to be more polite? Or isn't that necessary? =)
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did anyone know how to say
(it was a good day , I enjoy it )
and second how can I curse in Finnish language cause I get angry alot of time
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Finnish swear words are here:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oZSMENIUv3Y

enjoy!
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Is there any way to say "please" in Finnish? Can I say "vettä kiitos" for example to be more polite? Or isn't that necessary? =)
Yes, there's a word for "please", but no one uses it. "Kiitos" is always used for "please". As for "water, please", I'm pretty sure you'd use the partitive (vettä) in this case, so I think you're right. However, I might be off...

EDIT: No niin, voisimme puhua suomeks täällä, joo? Mitä kaikille kuuluu?

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You're right there. If a waiter/waitress asks you what you want to drink with your dinner, you say "vettä, kiitos". If you ask the waiter yourself you say "saisinko vettä, kiitos" (could I have water, please).
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Hauska tavata! = Nice to meet you!

I always thought that hauska tutustua means "Nice to meet you". Is there a difference between hauska tavata and hauska tutustua?
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tutustua means to know or become acquainted with; tavata means to meet. When meeting someone for the first time you could say either, though there is a shade of diference. On meeting someone for a second time, say after a long time, you might say hauska tavata taas, but you probably wouldn't say hauska tutustua taas (because you already know them).
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tutustua means to know or become acquainted with; tavata means to meet. When meeting someone for the first time you could say either, though there is a shade of diference. On meeting someone for a second time, say after a long time, you might say hauska tavata taas, but you probably wouldn't say hauska tutustua taas (because you already know them).
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I knew most of them
I don't know where I can study finnish, but when I find a place, I will :P
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