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English, Swedish, German and Finnish decline "dog"

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Posted · Original PosterOP

So my Swedish teacher showed the class this conversation from the internet. Apparently it demonstrates how easy it is to learn Swedish. I'm Finnish. :)

 

English: A dog.
Swedish: What?
English: The dog.
English: Two dogs.
Swedish: Okay. We have: En hund, hunden, Två hundar, hundarna.
German: Wait, I wan't to try it too!
English: No, go away.
Swedish: No one invited you.
German: Der Hund.
English: I said go away.
German: Ein Hund, zwei Hunde.
Swedish: Stop it!
German: Den Hund, einen Hund, dem Hund, einem Hund, des Hundes, eines Hundes, den Hunden, der Hunden.
Finnish: Sup.
English: NO.
Swedish: NO.
German: NO. Finn, you go away!!
Finnish: Koira, koiran, koiraa, koiran again, koirassa, koirasta, koiraan, koiralla, koiralta, koiralle, koirana, koiraksi, koiratta, koirineen, koirin.
German: WHAT?
Swedish: You must be kidding us!
English: This must be a joke...
Finnish: Aaaand... koirasi, koirani, koiransa, koiramme, koiranne, koiraani, koiraasi, koiraansa, koiraamme, koiraanne, koirassani, koirassasi, koirassansa, koirassamme, koirassanne, koirastani, koirastasi, koirastansa, koirastamme, koirastanne, koirallani, koirallasi, koirallansa, koirallamme, koirallanne, koiranani, koiranasi, koiranansa, koiranamme, koirananne, koirakseni, koiraksesi, koiraksensa, koiraksemme, koiraksenne, koirattani, koirattasi, koirattansa, koirattamme, koirattanne, koirineni, koirinesi, koirinensa, koirinemme, koirinenne.
English: Those are words for a dog???
Finnish: Wait! I didn't stop yet. There is still: koirakaan, koirankaan, koiraakaan, koirassakaan, koirastakaan, koiraankaan, koirallakaan, koiraltakaan, koirallekaan, koiranakaan, koiraksikaan, koirattakaan, koirineenkaan, koirinkaan, koirako, koiranko, koiraako, koirassako, koirastako, koiraanko, koirallako, koiraltako, koiralleko, koiranako, koiraksiko, koirattako, koirineenko, koirinko, koirasikaan, koiranikaan, koiransakaan, koirammekaan, koirannekaan, koiraanikaan, koiraasikaan, koiraansakaan, koiraammekaan, koiraannekaan, koirassanikaan, koirassasikaan, koirassansakaan, koirassammekaan, koirassannekaan, koirastanikaan, koirastasikaan, koirastansakaan, koirastammekaan, koirastannekaan, koirallanikaan, koirallasikaan, koirallansakaan, koirallammekaan, koirallannekaan, koirananikaan, koiranasikaan, koiranansakaan, koiranammekaan, koiranannekaan, koiraksenikaan, koiraksesikaan, koiraksensakaan, koiraksemmekaan, koiraksennekaan, koirattanikaan, koirattasikaan, koirattansakaan, koirattammekaan, koirattannekaan, koirinenikaan, koirinesikaan, koirinensakaan, koirinemmekaan, koirinennekaan, koirasiko, koiraniko, koiransako, koirammeko, koiranneko, koiraaniko, koiraasiko, koiraansako, koiraammeko, koiraanneko, koirassaniko, koirassasiko, koirassansako, koirassammeko, koirassanneko, koirastaniko, koirastasiko, koirastansako, koirastammeko, koirastanneko, koirallaniko, koirallasiko, koirallansako, koirallammeko, koirallanneko, koirananiko, koiranasiko, koiranansako, koiranammeko, koirananneko, koirakseniko, koiraksesiko, koiraksensako, koiraksemmeko, koiraksenneko, koirattaniko, koirattasiko, koirattansako, koirattammeko, koirattanneko, koirineniko, koirinesiko, koirinensako, koirinemmeko, koirinenneko, koirasikaanko, koiranikaanko, koiransakaanko, koirammekaanko, koirannekaanko, koiraanikaanko, koiraasikaanko, koiraansakaanko, koiraammekaanko, koiraannekaanko, koirassanikaanko, koirassasikaanko, koirassansakaanko, koirassammekaanko, koirassannekaanko, koirastanikaanko, koirastasikaanko, koirastansakaanko, koirastammekaanko, koirastannekaanko, koirallanikaanko, koirallasikaanko, koirallansakaanko, koirallammekaanko, koirallannekaanko, koirananikaanko, koiranasikaanko, koiranansakaanko, koiranammekaanko, koiranannekaanko, koiraksenikaanko, koiraksesikaanko, koiraksensakaanko, koiraksemmekaanko, koiraksennekaanko, koirattanikaanko, koirattasikaanko, koirattansakaanko, koirattammekaanko, koirattannekaanko, koirinenikaanko, koirinesikaanko, koirinensakaanko, koirinemmekaanko, koirinennekaanko, koirasikokaan, koiranikokaan, koiransakokaan, koirammekokaan, koirannekokaan, koiraanikokaan, koiraasikokaan, koiraansakokaan, koiraammekokaan, koiraannekokaan, koirassanikokaan, koirassasikokaan, koirassansakokaan, koirassammekokaan, koirassannekokaan, koirastanikokaan, koirastasikokaan, koirastansakokaan, koirastammekokaan, koirastannekokaan, koirallanikokaan, koirallasikokaan, koirallansakokaan, koirallammekokaan, koirallannekokaan, koirananikokaan, koiranasikokaan, koiranansakokaan, koiranammekokaan, koiranannekokaan, koiraksenikokaan, koiraksesikokaan, koiraksensakokaan, koiraksemmekokaan, koiraksennekokaan, koirattanikokaan, koirattasikokaan, koirattansakokaan, koirattammekokaan, koirattannekokaan, koirinenikokaan, koirinesikokaan, koirinensakokaan, koirinemmekokaan, koirinennekokaan.
Swedish: Breath!!
German: Whattaaa?
English: Okay, now you're just making things up!
Finnish: And now the plural forms.....

 

So... :) I'm glad that I don't have to learn Finnish from books myself. I'm not really sure how some of those last ones work though... Maybe they are usable but then it gets quite hard to understand.

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How can we even naturally learn those, weird how innate it is to make those when you actually speak. But yeah most of those words are completely useless but they allow for some crazy long words like syyttämättäjättämispäätökselläänkäänköhän.

 

edit: this is also the exact reason why foreigners have a hard time learning Finnish, also @Snickerzz this is what you're going to face if you want to live here


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Posted · Original PosterOP

How can we even naturally learn those, weird how innate it is to make those when you actually speak. But yeah most of those words are completely useless but they allow for some crazy long words like syyttämättäjättämispäätökselläänkäänköhän.

 

I guess it's easy because there's a logic behind all that. I mean, if someone now makes up an imaginary word, we can decline it Finnish way easily.

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Wtf did I just read? Ok i hav no clue what the point of this was lol.


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Wtf did I just read? Ok i hav no clue what the point of this was lol.

Well it's all the suffixes in finnish, like koirinensako is with his/her dogs


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Well it's all the suffixes in finnish, like koirinensako is with his/her dogs

 

Expect that "ko" in the end means it's a question. So:

with his/her dogs = koirinensa

with his/her dogs? = koirinensako?

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Expect that "ko" in the end means it's a question. So:

with his/her dogs = koirinensa

with his/her dogs? = koirinensako?

God damn it, it's hard to explain this in English since there are no suffixes that indicate it's a question


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How can we even naturally learn those, weird how innate it is to make those when you actually speak. But yeah most of those words are completely useless but they allow for some crazy long words like syyttämättäjättämispäätökselläänkäänköhän.

edit: this is also the exact reason why foreigners have a hard time learning Finnish, also @Snickerzz this is what you're going to face if you want to live here

Nah Snickerzz is moving to my summer house, om the border to finland.

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Nah Snickerzz is moving to my summer house, om the border to finland.

I see, but he'll have an easier time learning swedish :) and also it's so painless to visit Sweden or vice versa if he wants to'

 

Edit: I just realized he doesn't actually need to learn Finnish if he wan't to live here, yay for bilingual countries.


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whaaaaat? 


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If you are curious how that works I can explain it quickly. It's not that hard actually... There's quite a lot of combinations in that list.

 

The difficult thing to a foreigner is to learn how different words react.

For example I can decline the word dog: koira -> koiranko?

and the word child: lapsi -> lapsenko?

and the word ice: jää -> jäänkö?

and the word flower: kukka -> kukanko?

Everything has the same logic but it works little bit differently with different kind of words.

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How can we even naturally learn those, weird how innate it is to make those when you actually speak. But yeah most of those words are completely useless but they allow for some crazy long words like syyttämättäjättämispäätökselläänkäänköhän.

 

edit: this is also the exact reason why foreigners have a hard time learning Finnish, also @Snickerzz this is what you're going to face if you want to live here

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I guess it's easy because there's a logic behind all that. I mean, if someone now makes up an imaginary word, we can decline it Finnish way easily.

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Reminds me of learning Latin...


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