2nd Edition

Colloquial Finnish The Complete Course for Beginners

By Daniel Abondolo Copyright 2012

    Colloquial Finnish provides a step-by-step course in Finnish as it is written and spoken today. Combining a user-friendly approach with a thorough treatment of the language, it equips learners with the essential skills needed to communicate confidently and effectively in Finnish in a broad range of situations. No prior knowledge of the language is required.

    Key features include:

    • progressive coverage of speaking, listening, reading and writing skills
    • structured, jargon-free explanations of grammar
    • an extensive range of focused and stimulating exercises
    • realistic and entertaining dialogues covering a broad variety of scenarios
    • useful vocabulary lists throughout the text
    • additional resources available at the back of the book, including a full answer key, a grammar summary and bilingual glossaries

    Balanced, comprehensive and rewarding, Colloquial Finnish will be an indispensable resource both for independent learners and students taking courses in Finnish.

    Audio material to accompany the course is available to download freely in MP3 format from www.routledge.com/cw/colloquials. Recorded by native speakers, the audio material features the dialogues and texts from the book and will help develop your listening and pronunciation skills.

    1. Making contact  2. No thanks  3.  Help yourself!  4. Getting around and about  5. What’ll we buy? 6. Let’s go to the kiosk! 7. Isn’t it great to get home for Christmas!  8. From bad to worse  9. Time and space  10. What’ll we do today?  11.  More and more quickly  12. There seems to be something under the carpet  13. Easy come  14. Bears can be dangerous, I suppose  15. Serious matters  16.  Let it not be said! Key to exercises Appendix A: Finnish names Appendix B: Overveiw of Finnish verb inflection  Appendix C: Overview of Finnish nominal inflection   Finnish–English glossary  English–Finnish glossary  Glossary of grammatical terms  Index 


    Daniel Abondolo, Hanna Björklund, Elina Multanen, Riitta-Liisa Valijärvi