No sex and no future

Photo of pigs with overlaid text that says: sika-hyvä

Photo of pigs with overlaid text that says: sika-hyvä

I have started taking a Finnish language course. My main takeaways so far:

  • Finnish nouns have no gender, and there is no differentiation between “he” and “she.” There is just one word for both genders: hän. Hence, Finnish language has no sex.
  • Finnish verbs do not have a future tense. Hence, Finnish language has no future.
  • Double consonants are really fun, but double vowels are even more fun. Telling people I live in “Töölö” is an adventure, each and every time.
  • I am really appreciative that Finns speak such excellent English.

My favorite Finnish phrase: sika-hyvä. It literally translates as “piggy good” and means that something is SUPER good.

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