20/03/2009

"laundryboy" and a Finnish lesson... pyykkipoika ja suomea ulkomaalaisille + avuntarve: miten selität englanniksi kuinka PYYKKIPOIKA lausutaan? auta!

Ballerina Girl said...
the first is a clothes pin right? the second??knowing you it is probably something like a grape...or maybe a piece of fabric?

Yes! Pin for clothes, clothes peg, clothespin
Fabric – it’s a small carpet!

mythopolis said...
I think clothespin, too...2nd one: blue eyes crying in the rain

Yes! clothespin! oh, Mytho that’s beautiful: blue eyes crying in the rain!

But not correct, sorry.

Hannele said...
Oletko mattosi kanssa leikkinyt.. Klädnypa.

Olenpa hyvinkin! Hienoa Hannele!

Yaelian said...
Ensimmäinen tietty puinen pyykkipoika;tuollaisia löytyy minultakin ,mutta tuo toinen...ei harmainta aavistustakaan.

Jep! pyykkipoika. Harmaata löytyi – pikkuisesta matosta!

Rita said...
A clothes pin - that's easy, but the second object is not so easy... A reflection of... fabric? A garment? Olisiko heijastuneena jotain kangasta?

Yep, clothespin. Toinen. Kangasta kyllä mutta mikä olikaan esine? Pikkuinen matto!

NicoleB said...
The first one got Ided, the second one,..., a scale? :)

Nicole, you’re really funny! A scale – the best guess! :-)

lisaschaos said...
Clothes pin and a coaster?

Yep and could be! We have a bigger carpet as a tablecloth.

Sirokko said...
Poika ja sen pyykki, vielä vedessä.

Ihanasti arvattu muttei ollut matto vedessä...ihan kuivana vaan...

Mutta kun sen noin sanot kyllä se näyttäisi vedessä olevan...


And now. Finnish lesson. A clothespin in Finnish

PYYKKIPOIKA. How do you say that? hm...
P is like in Pain
YY is long like...short is like ‘mYth’ but yy...
Hey, now I need H E L P!
Rita or somebody – how to explain
how ‘pyykkipoika’ is pronounced?
PYYK-KI-POI-KA. Anybody?

PYYKKI = laundry, wash
POIKA= a boy
'laundry boy', oh, how funny is that!?

11 comments:

  1. Pyykkipojan ääntäminen - Riippuu siitä minkäkieliselle lähdet sitä opettamaan. Y-äänne löytyy mm. ranskasta ja saksasta mutta ei italiasta eikä englannista.

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  2. no jos vaikka jenkille yrittaa selittaa...niin miten sen selittaa?

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  3. Hah hah, you're on your own! Good luck ;)

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  4. ok..let me use my knowledge of language and see if this is right?!
    P=pain
    yy= like the i sound in pie?
    kki- like key?
    poi-rhymes with koi?
    ka-just like it sounds? short a at the end like in at?

    just trying! have a great weekend!
    BG

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  5. Are there long vowels and short vowels in Finnish?
    For instance, in English, "to bathe in the bay" the letter "a" is a long vowel...and "to laugh in the bath", "a" is a short vowel....

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  6. Wow! So you're in Egypt. Interesting video from the two hotels you stayed at when you had first arrived.

    I love to see how words are translated into another language too!

    Thanks for coming by my blog:)

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  7. Now that I know the answer, it is so easy to tell:)

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  8. okay guys...
    this is my problem...i get these great ideas - a Finnish lesson! And my own grammar is bad, i can't teach anybody...okay a little bit

    I WRITE A NEW POST ABOUT BEAUTIFUL FINNISH LANGUAGE...

    coming today...soon!

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  9. You are too funny :D

    And I could never give grammar lessons :D

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  10. Yes...I want a Finnish lesson...now that I have laundry boy under my belt...how do you say "French maid"?

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  11. NICOLE; me neither! Specially if I try to explain things in my poor English...argh!

    MYTHO; i'm sorry but this is not a right place to ask that sort of questions...and I don't even know what you're talking about...hm..

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