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okay. as you might know, finnish and estonian belong in the same language family and are therefore very similar.


In fact, you could say that someone speaking Estonian sounds pretty much like a drunk foreigner trying to speak Finnish. And vice versa, of course.

However, there are also some remarkable differences. Most prominent example being how sometimes the same word can have a completely different meaning. Here are some of the funniest examples:

  • Pulmat Fin. “troubles” or “dilemmas”. Est. “a wedding”.
  • Kassi Fin. “a bag”. Est. “a cat”.
  • Hallitus Fin. “government”. Est. “mold”.
  • Karata Fin. “to run away”. Est. “to jump”.
  • Hukata Fin. “to lose/misplace”. Est. “to execute”.
  • Aurata Fin. “to plow”. Est. “to steam”.
  • Hingata Fin. “to rub”. Est. “to breathe”.
  • Iva Fin. “scorn” Est. “grain”.
  • Kalju Fin. “bald” Est. “a big rock”.
  • Ori Fin. “a stallion” Est. “a slave”.
  • Surija Fin. “a mourner” Est. “a dying person”.

And that’s only the tip of the iceberg. Gotta be careful this weekend, even though many Estonians speak or understand Finnish. :D

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