Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Unelmahommissa - Having a dream job

Do you have a friend who is always complaining about his or her job? Are you dreaming of being self-employed or starting a side business?

I just finished reading this book, and I can strongly recommend it for anyone who is interested in starting their own business or making money by writing a blog. The book is written by two Finnish ladies who are also the authors of Salamatkustaja and Lähiömutsi blogs. The book is in Finnish, but it's definitely worth a try even if you've never read an entire book in Finnish. The book is also a great gift for a friend who is in need of a change in their professional life.:)

Friday, March 24, 2017

Yki-kuntoon kahdessa viikossa

This post is inspired by a student of mine who is going to take the Yki exam in two weeks. It's only in Finnish, but since you're going to the intermediate level test, you can handle that.:) 

Seuraava Yki-testi on kahden viikon kuluttua! Tässä linkissä on sinulle treeniohjelma, jonka avulla voit opiskella tehokkaasti ja valmistautua testiin. Tulosta ohjelma ja laita se näkyvälle paikalle kotiisi ja työpaikallesi, niin muut ihmiset voivat kannustaa ja muistuttaa sinua opiskelemaan suomea.


Olla pokkaa is quite close to have some nerve. The word pokka comes from pokerinaama, a pokerface. Here are some sentences that might help you get the idea:

Finnish songs with pokka:

Tuesday, March 21, 2017


Kausi is usually a season or a period.
Do you now the meaning of these compound words with kausi?
  1. jääkausi
  2. kausikortti
  3. kausimaku
  4. kausituote
  5. kivikausi
  6. kuukausi
  7. lukukausi
  8. satokausi
  9. terassikausi
  10. vuorokausi
  11. välikausi

Here are the translations:

  1. jääkausi - an ice age 
  2. kausikortti - a season ticket
  3. kausimaku - a seasonal flavour
  4. kausituote - a seasonal product
  5. kivikausi - a stone age
  6. kuukausi - a month
  7. lukukausi - an academic term
  8. vuorokausi - a period of 24 hours
  9. satokausi - a harvest season
  10. terassikausi - a terrace season (whenever it's not to cold to sit outside)
  11. välikausi - a season between seasons (usually means spring or fall)

Terassikausi on alkanut.