Study Finnish on LingQ!

Finnish is now available on LingQ! If you have any dictionaries or resources that you would like to see on LingQ, please post below :slight_smile:

Here is the original announcement:

The next beta language on LingQ is… FINNISH!
As we welcome in the new year, we are pleased to announce Finnish as the next beta language on LingQ.
Click here to start studying Finnish on LingQ!

Finnish is a particularly interesting language, in that the spoken and written language are very different. Colloquial Finnish is the most commonly used form of Finnish when communicating verbally. Standard Finnish is used in the vast majority of written literature, and is still the preferred format in formal situations.

Wonder how much the two differ? Take a look at some examples: Finnish language - Wikipedia (Shortened: Finnish language - Wikipedia)

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very nice project.

Cool. Good to see the languages continually expanding.

If you’re a Finnish tutor, let me know!

Once I get home tonight, I’ll start uploading some of the content that I have.

There are about 200 lessons worth, ranging from beginner to reasonably advanced content.

I am happy to try to help with Finnish, at least with beginner/intermediate conversation. For writing correction, or for advanced conversation, hopefully there will be a few natives willing to help.

I think we need some dictionaries… I have found some Finnish-English ones:

There are a couple more, but I suppose it would be difficult to add them, because the word doesn’t appear in the url.

Can you please add the following dictionary?

There are several different language combinations to choose form, if you don’t know which language is which (because it’s in Finnish), let me know (unless you work it out using another dictionary!).

Great dictionary, Peter! I hope they will add all the different combinations!

Great to see another new language!

I wonder how long it’ll be before we get Ancient Greek? :wink:

It’s ranking fifth now, so if nothing changes, it will be added in June. But there are just 28 votes separating it from Modern Greek (ranking first as of now).

If Modern Greek is currently ranking first, maybe Steve would consider adding Ancient Greek at the same time?

After all, there are actually numerous dialects of both older and newer forms of Greek, aren’t there?

Modern Greek = the main ‘demotic’ form OR the ‘purist’ form (used in official documents and in some newspapers.)
Ancient Greek = Attic, Koine, Byzantine (to name just three…)

I believe the ‘purist’ form of Modern Greek is actually very close to the later forms of Ancient Greek?

So why don’t we just have a Hellenistic “Big-Bang” and add ALL of them at once? :wink:

I support your suggestion! I hope they will, too! :slight_smile:

I think most people who voted for “Modern Greek” had Demotic in their mind… :frowning:

@Peter, I’ll gladly take all the help you can offer!


I think it’d also make good business sense to add all of the forms of Greek. I wouldn’t mind betting there is just as much demand for Ancient Greek as for Modern. You only need to check out to see the kind of market there is in learning materials!

Furthermore I would say there is significant demand for Koine as well as Attic (and the other ancient dialects) because many people at Seminaries need to learn this as a research tool for ancient religious texts, etc.

IMO it would be logical to offer the full range…

I think this is a good suggestion too. Add both at the same time.

Maybe we can start a new thread about Greek?

I’ve now added all the dictionaries suggested here. If there are others you would like to see on the site, be sure to let us know!

Thanks, Alex!

Fantastic that Finnish is now added. Kiitos!!

Please consider adding the dictionary:

@alexandrec I can teach low- to high-beginner Finnish, and focus heavily on pronunciation for starters. You can hear me here, in my own efforts to maintain the language: