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About Finnish

Finnish, known as suomi, is an official language of Finland and a recognized minority language in Sweden and Norway. It is closely related to Estonian and Karelian and much more distantly to Hungarian, but it is not related to its Slavic, Germanic or Baltic language neighbours such as Russian, Swedish or Latvian. The bulk of Finnish speakers live in Finland, with about 300,000 others living elsewhere, especially Sweden, Norway and Estonia.

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Fun facts — Finnish

  • The Finns have a word called saunatonttu – a sauna elf who, if you behave badly in the sauna, will become angry and burn it down.
  • It's not Santa Claus who arrives in Finland on Christmas Eve but the 'Christmas goat', Joulupukki.
  • Finnish is famed for its complex grammar - it has 15 cases - but one relatively simple aspect is that it doesn’t have any grammatical gender, so the pronoun hän is used for both ‘he’ and ‘she’.

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