The language from the land of a thousand lakes
The Finnish language
Good day, or as they say in Finnish – Hyvää päivää.
Finnish (Suomi) is one of the Finno-Ugric languages (as well as Estonian, Sami and Hungarian) and is very different not only from the languages of Central and Southern Europe, but also from the other Scandinavian languages. The Finnish language is spoken as native language by about 5 million speakers and also in parts of Sweden, Norway, Russia and Estonia.
Finnish is considered a very difficult language to learn. In Finnish, there are a total of 15 cases! In comparison, there are only four cases in German (nominative, genitive, dative, accusative). It is also an agglutinative language. This means that a word is defined more precisely in Finnish (e.g. depending on preposition, pronoun or plural) by adding different endings. Moreover, Finnish is gender-neutral, since there is no article (like “der”, “die”, “das” in German) or genus (masculine, feminine, neutral).
Example of agglutination in Finnish:
English: in our car
Unlike grammar, pronunciation is much easier to learn because Finnish words are usually pronounced as they are written. Double letters are pronounced long and single letters short and the emphasis is always on the first syllable.
Bilateral trade between Germany and Finland
The two most important Finnish industries are the wood and paper industry, which account for about 25% of Finnish exports. However, the electronics industry also plays an important role in Europe's most densely forested country. The telecommunications group Nokia plays a not insignificant role in this. Over the years, the former paper factory changed from a conglomerate to a telecommunications company and was one of the most important mobile phone manufacturers for a long time.
Followed by Finland's neighbour Sweden, Germany is Finland's most important export partner. Germany is also one of Finland's most important trading partners when it comes to imports. Finnish export goods going to Germany include vehicles and vehicle parts, wood and wood products, paper products, electrical engineering and electronics, industrial machinery and chemical products. Imports from Germany to Finland are in turn mainly vehicles and vehicle parts, industrial machinery, chemical products, electronics, electrical engineering and food.
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