Read part two of our popular article asking people what tried-and-true tips and textbooks they’re using to master Finnish.
Where does the story of the Sámi, Finland’s indigenous people, begin? Take a look at their origins and way of life.
So you want to learn Finnish? Start here and now! Jump right in with our audio list of 20 useful phrases.
We ask a Swedish-speaking Finnish journalist for an inside view of what Finland’s “other” official language means to the country.
We meet Riikka Pulkkinen, whose novels earn her a place in the upper ranks of young Finnish authors.
Our American reporter discovers camaraderie and unexpected culinary experiences at traditional crayfish parties.
A city called Theft, a bay on Water Lake, a town called Crash: translating Finnish place-names yields entertaining results.
Learning Finnish is far from impossible! We ask people what books and strategies they are using to master the language.
In honour of Sámi National Day (Feb 6), we visit Helsinki’s only Sámi daycare and also look at how Sámi TV is expanding.
Did you know Finland is bilingual, and kids can go to school in Swedish or Finnish? We visit a Swedish-language school.
What doesn’t hurt you makes you stronger – here are three books to help you make Finnish word endings your best friends.
Want to have fun unlocking the mysteries of the Finnish language and the Finnish brain? See these three dictionaries.
We look at three books that will help take your Finnish to the next level – and it will be practically painless.
Delve into the meanings of Finnish surnames, starting with the suffix –nen. And can Mr Wolf live beside the Littlepigs?
The book How to Marry a Finnish Girl shows why kids can speak Finnish but you can’t, how to avoid summer cabins, and more.
We visit the Finnish Language Office to see how new words enter Finnish – and how Finnish words travel the world.
Imagine our surprise when a novel called New Finnish Grammar appeared at the top of the Guardian bestseller list.
The principal of Helsinki's German School tells us how to utilise the best sides of two school systems in one school.
We scoured the forests for Finland's longest word – and we may never understand the full implications of our discovery.
On iPhone or internet, Nordic Food Glossary brings you all things edible in an array of Nordic languages.
Let's have a word about the origins and idiosyncrasies of the Finnish language.
Discover the hidden meanings behind the names of some famous and not-so-famous Finns.
Can the same word be profane and profound? We check up on Finnish swearing habits.
Philosopher, scholar, journalist and politician Johan Vilhelm Snellman played a uniquely important role in forming the Finnish national identity.
Helsinki has a Sámi population of 1,000 strong. How do they keep their culture, language and identity alive down south in the city?
Even in the digital age, language and identity are closely linked. Computer spellcheckers help the Sámi languages hold their own.