Category: Finnish language

Finnish swearwords – a list of profanities you shouldn’t know

Last week we had the day of the Finnish culture and Kalevala, and in a month or so (9th of April) there will be the day of the Finnish language. Let’s celebrate these days with some Finnish words – but some that are a bit polemic: swearwords in Finnish. This porcupine swears a lot in Finnish: it is a character in a Finnish comic strip….



Most frequent Finnish words

It is widely known that the most important thing for learning a language is the method you use. A method that will take you the farthest in the minimum amount of time is learning the most frequent words of a language. To help with that for the Finnish language, here it comes: the list with the most frequent Finnish words. This list was compiled by…



Most popular Finnish names for girls and boys

These days, giving a Finnish name to your newborn girl or boy is an option as good as any. The days when kids could only be named after a saint are long gone. Of course when we talk about giving your babies Finnish names we could also propose to you names from any other country – but we are Big in Finland. In this post…



The 12 favorite Finnish words of Finnish poets

After the good reception of the post “The 10 things that make a Finn happy” on both the English and Spanish version of Big in Finland, I became interested in writing a similar post. The closest thing I found is a list of the 12 favorite Finnish words , chosen by Finnish poets (original here). Finnish words on a scrabble board. None of the 12…



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