Useful words

Here are some useful words that you might run into during your time in Finland

Everyday stuff (abbreviation)
Maanantai (ma) – monday
Tiistai (ti) – tuesday
Keskiviikko (ke) – wednesday
Torstai (to) – thursday
Perjantai (pe) – friday
Lauantai (la) – saturday
Sunnuntai (su) – Sunday
Arkisin (ark.) – on weekdays
viikonloppu (vkl) – weekend
Sää – weather
Hinta – price
Ruoka – Food
Vesi – water
Vessa – toilet
Bussi – Bus
Ravintola – restaurant
Harrastus – hobby
Puisto – park
Kaupunki – city
Vesihelmi – Vesihelmi (the local swimming hall)
Palloiluvuoro – Sports turn at Forssan lyseo
Jääkiekko – ice hockey

Studying
Opo – Guidance counsellor
Opettaja – Teacher
HAMK – Häme University of Applied Sciences
AMK – University of Applied Sciences / Bachelor level
YAMK – University os Applied Sciences / Master level
Moduuli – module
Tentti / koe – exam
Esitys – presentation
Luokka – classroom
Harjoittelu – internship
Oppari – Thesis

Studentlife
FAMKO – FAMKO
Bileet – Party
Inssi – engineer/engineering student
Keke – Sustainable development student
Hoitsu – Nursing student
Heppatrade – Equine business student
Haalarit – Overalls
Haalarimerkki – Overalls badge
Opiskelija – Student
Opiskelijakortti – Student card
Opiskelija-alennus – Student discount
Olut – Beer
Kampus – Campus
Kehräämö – Spinning mill area

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