Category: Finnish people

Tinder in Finland: women and men

One of the best websites I discovered this year was Tinder na Suecia. The story goes like this: a Spanish man from Galicia went to Sweden, and his friends back at home asked him how the girls on Tinder (the app for meeting people available on iPhone and Android) in the Nordic and Scandinavian countries are. Instead of describing them, he went the smart way:…



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…



What makes a Finn happy? These 10 things

There was, a long time ago, a website called “Virtual Finland” in Spanish. I used to check it out before going to Finland in order to get to know the country and the Finns themselves better: I wanted to be prepared. The website doesn’t exist anymore, but thanks to this article (SPA) I found out the 10 things that make a Finn happy. A couple…



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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