From Start to Finnish

From Start to FinnishA Short Course in Finnish

Leila White

From Start to Finnish - A Short Course in Finnish is practical, fun and easy to read.

Instead of covering all aspects of Finnish language, From Start to Finnish will serve as a handy survival kit for everyday situations, such as asking questions and responding to them, exchanging small talk face-to-face with real Finns, being polite - or less polite if need be.

It will also give you an overall picture of the structure of Finnish, a language which is certainly different from many others you may have studied so far - but not difficult, as you are about to find out!

The book is illustrated with still photographs from famous Finnish films.

The dialogues, texts and a couple of exercises have been recorded for each chapter. The audio material is available in a CD form for you to listen to the sound of Finnish and practise your own pronunciation. The CD is sold separately.

** Some copies of the book’s 11th to 13th editions from 2017 have minor misprints. You can download the corrected pages here.



  • 978-951-1-38782-4