Wednesday, September 24, 2008


The other day, Brooke rented a movie for us to watch called Kukushka or in English, "Cuckoo". The story takes place during WWII, right before Finland is about to drop out of the war. Through a series of circumstances a Finn, a Russian, and a Lapp are thrown together, they can't understand each other, and warm-hearted hilarity ensues. I won't ruin anything, in case you want to see it, but Brooke and I enjoyed it, and most importantly, it was nice to hear some Finnish. I hadn't heard any in a while, and it always does my heart good. And even cooler, i was able to understand a few words! Specifically "ymmärrä", which means "understand" because the Finn kept saying things like "Do you understand me?"

I haven't studied my Finnish in quite a while, so it was nice to know i hadn't lost too much. Even though, at this point, there isn't much to lose...

1 comment:

dt8k said...

Hey I was googling rosetta stone in finnish though I knew they don't have it and found your blog.
I'm learning Finnish from Teach Yourself Finnish, too!

I can't believe I haven't heard of this film before..well I can because it's from 2002. I've added it to my list of movies to watch. =)

Hei hei!