Finland is the land of mosquitoes! Suomi on hyttysten maa! At least for a couple of months a year. Ainakin pari kuukautta vuodesta.
Bugs are a great topic for small talk in Finnish, especially if you spend a lot of time outdoors. In this podcast episode, you’ll hear me chat about spiders and mosquitoes in Finnish. You will hear expressions that you can use to talk about our little friends that rock up every Finnish summer to delight us, for example:
- säikähdän = I get startled
- Hyi! = Ugh / yuk!
- pyydystää = to catch