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Basic Finnish Lite Explanation

With some help from EXCEL and google translate, here’s the Basic list for Finnish. In a nutshell, these are the 850 key words in English that will help you rule the world – for more info, see Basic Finnish Explanation.

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Posted by admin - August 26, 2011 at 22:48

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Clone Wars 2

A calculated risk
Laskelmoitu riski

Choose what is right, not what is easy.
Valitse oikea tie, älä sitä tietä, joka on helpompi.

You know each other?
Tunnetteko toisenne?

Why do you ask for my opinion? You never do things my way.
Miksi kysyt mielipidettäni? Et koskaan tee niin kuin ehdotan.

Courage makes heroes, but trust builds friendship.
Rohkeus luo sankareita, mutta luottamus rakentaa ystävyyden.

whilst the jefi struggle to fight a war on many fronts.
samalla kun jedit taistelevat monella rintamalla.

A wise leader knows when to follow.
Viisas johtaja tietää, milloin noudattaa ohjeita.

If you ignore the past, you jeopardise the future.
Vaarannat tulevan, jos jätät menneen huomiotta.

Fear not for the future, weep not for the past.
Unohda katumus, muuten elämä menee ohi.

In war, truth is the first casualty.
Sodan ensimmäinen uhri on totuus.

Searching for the truth is easy. Accepting the truth is hard.
Totuuden etsiminen on helppoa. Totuuden hyväksyminen on vaikeaa.

War on many fronts
Sotaa monella rintamalla

Good luck
Lykkyä tykö

It is quite exciting
Tämä on jännittävää

Exciting is not the word i would use
En käyttäisi sanaa jännittävä

I think terrifying is more appropriate
Kauhistuttava sopisi paremmin

I learnt it from you
Opin sen sinulta

See you inside
Nähdään sisällä

You’ve done a wonderful job leading the effort
Olet tehnyt hienoa työtä kampanjan johtajana

I am just trying to do what is right
Yritän vain toimia oikein

To victories

Excellent idea
Erinomainen ajatus

I have no objections
En pane vastaan

I know exactly where to start
Tiedän, mistä aloittaa

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Posted by admin - August 21, 2011 at 21:25

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Basic (or how to communicate quicker)

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The man who did the trick is a mild, little, wild-haired British professor, I. A. (for Ivor Armstrong) Richards, the Western Hemisphere’s No. 1 apostle of Basic English. Says he: “It takes only 400 words of Basic to run a battleship. With 850 words you can run the planet.”*

*There is also an untested 849-word Basic Chinese, developed recently by Professor Chao Yuan Ren of China’s Academia Sinica.

*Come, get, give, go, keep, let, make, put, seem, take, be, do, have, say, see, send, may, will. and
OPERATIONS – 100 words

come, get, give, go, keep, let, make, put, seem, take, be, do, have, say, see, send, may, will,
about, across, after, against, among, at, before, between, by, down, from, in, off, on, over, through, to, under, up, with,
as, for, of, till, than,
a , the, all, any, every, little, much, no, other, some, such, that, this, I , he, you, who,
and, because, but, or, if, though, while, how, when, where, why,
again, ever, far, forward, here, near, now, out, still, then, there, together, well,
almost, enough, even, not, only, quite, so, very, tomorrow, yesterday,
north, south, east, west, please, yes .

THINGS – 400 General words

account, act, addition, adjustment, advertisement, agreement, air, amount, amusement, animal, answer, apparatus, approval, argument, art, attack, attempt, attention, attraction, authority, back, balance, base, behavior, belief, birth, bit, bite, blood, blow, body, brass, bread, breath, brother, building, burn, burst, business, butter, canvas, care, cause, chalk, chance, change, cloth, coal, color, comfort, committee, company, comparison, competition, condition, connection, control, cook, copper, copy, cork, cotton, cough, country, cover, crack, credit, crime, crush, cry ,current, curve, damage, danger, daughter, day, death, debt, decision, degree, design, desire, destruction, detail, development, digestion, direction, discovery, discussion, disease, disgust, distance, distribution, division, doubt, drink, driving, dust, earth, edge, education, effect, end, error, event, example, exchange, existence, expansion, experience, expert, fact, fall, family, father, fear, feeling, fiction, field, fight, fire, flame, flight, flower, fold, food, force, form, friend, front, fruit, glass, gold, government, grain, grass, grip, group, growth, guide, harbor, harmony, hate, hearing, heat, help, history, hole, hope, hour, humor, ice, idea, impulse, increase, industry, ink, insect, instrument, insurance, interest, invention, iron, jelly, join, journey, judge, jump, kick, kiss, knowledge, land, language, laugh, law, lead, learning, leather, letter, level, lift, light, limit, linen, liquid, list, look, loss, love, machine, man, manager, mark, market, mass, meal, measure, meat, meeting, memory, metal, middle, milk, mind, mine, minute, mist, money, month, morning ,mother, motion, mountain, move, music, name, nation, need, news, night, noise, note, number, observation, offer, oil, operation, opinion, order, organization, ornament, owner, page, pain, paint, paper, part, paste, payment, peace, person, place, plant, play, pleasure, point, poison, polish, porter, position, powder, power, price, print, process, produce, profit, property, prose, protest, pull, punishment, purpose, push, quality, question, rain, range, rate, ray, reaction, reading, reason, record, regret, relation, religion, representative, request, respect, rest, reward, rhythm, rice, river, road, roll, room, rub, rule, run, salt, sand, scale, science, sea, seat, secretary, selection, self, sense, servant, sex, shade, shake, shame, shock, side, sign, silk, silver, sister, size, sky, sleep, slip, slope, smash, smell, smile, smoke, sneeze, snow, soap, society, son, song, sort, sound, soup, space, stage, start, statement, steam, steel, step, stitch, stone, stop, story, stretch, structure, substance, sugar, suggestion, summer, support, surprise, swim, system, talk, taste, tax, teaching, tendency, test, theory, thing, thought, thunder, time, tin, top, touch, trade, transport, trick, trouble, turn, twist, unit, use, value, verse, vessel, view, voice, walk, war, wash, waste, water, wave, wax, way, weather, week, weight, wind, wine, winter, woman, wood, wool, word, work, wound, writing , year .
THINGS – 200 Picturable words – picture list

angle, ant, apple, arch, arm, army, baby, bag, ball, band, basin, basket, bath, bed, bee, bell, berry, bird, blade, board, boat, bone, book, boot, bottle, box, boy, brain, brake, branch, brick, bridge, brush, bucket, bulb, button, cake, camera, card, cart, carriage, cat, chain, cheese, chest, chin, church, circle, clock, cloud, coat, collar, comb, cord, cow, cup, curtain, cushion, dog, door, drain, drawer, dress, drop, ear, egg, engine, eye, face, farm, feather, finger, fish, flag, floor, fly, foot, fork, fowl, frame, garden, girl, glove, goat, gun, hair, hammer, hand, hat, head, heart, hook, horn, horse, hospital, house, island, jewel, kettle, key, knee, knife, knot, leaf, leg, library, line, lip, lock, map, match, monkey, moon, mouth, muscle, nail, neck, needle, nerve, net, nose, nut, office, orange, oven, parcel, pen, pencil, picture, pig, pin, pipe, plane, plate, plough/plow, pocket, pot, potato, prison, pump, rail, rat, receipt, ring, rod, roof, root, sail, school, scissors, screw, seed, sheep, shelf, ship, shirt, shoe, skin, skirt, snake, sock, spade, sponge, spoon, spring, square, stamp, star, station, stem, stick, stocking, stomach, store, street, sun, table, tail, thread, throat, thumb, ticket, toe, tongue, tooth, town, train, tray, tree, trousers, umbrella, wall, watch, wheel, whip, whistle, window, wing, wire, worm .
QUALITIES – 100 General

able, acid, angry, automatic, beautiful, black, boiling, bright, broken, brown, cheap, chemical, chief, clean, clear, common, complex, conscious, cut, deep, dependent, early, elastic, electric, equal, fat, fertile, first, fixed, flat, free, frequent, full, general, good, great, grey/gray, hanging, happy, hard, healthy, high, hollow, important, kind, like, living, long, male, married, material, medical, military, natural, necessary, new, normal, open, parallel, past, physical, political, poor, possible, present, private, probable, quick, quiet, ready, red, regular, responsible, right, round, same, second, separate, serious, sharp, smooth, sticky, stiff, straight, strong, sudden, sweet, tall, thick, tight, tired, true, violent, waiting, warm, wet, wide, wise, yellow, young .
QUALITIES – 50 Opposites

awake, bad, bent, bitter, blue, certain, cold, complete, cruel, dark, dead, dear, delicate, different, dirty, dry, false, feeble, female, foolish, future, green, ill, last, late, left, loose, loud, low, mixed, narrow, old, opposite, public, rough, sad, safe, secret, short, shut, simple, slow, small, soft, solid, special, strange, thin, white, wrong .
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Posted by admin - August 14, 2011 at 14:01

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Clone Wars

At the beginning of each clone wars, there is a saying. Here’s a few…

For everything you gain, you lose something else.
Kaiken saavuttamansa vastineeksi menettää jotain muuta.

It is the quest for honour that makes one honourable
Kunnian tavoittelu tekee kunnialliseksi

Easy is not always simple
Helppo ei ole aina yksinkertainen

Now the chase is on
Nyt jahti alkaa tosissaan

Well at least we all live to fight another day
Ainakin voimme vielä jatkaa taistelua

Diabolical defeat
Hirvittävä häviö

En välitä politiikastanne
I do not care ajoit your politics

Are you ready?

Ready and waiting
Valmiina ja odottamassa

Just make sure you get it right
Varmista, että ne ovat oikein

I always do
Varmistan aina

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Posted by admin - August 14, 2011 at 11:04

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Windows Update Freezes for Win 7

Hurumbah. I just noticed that my windows update on my desktop has not updated since October 2010. Looking into the web, this is the post that unfroze me:

After getting all the patches updated (a few at a time – otherwise it froze again), I was finally rewarded with the download for Windows 7 Service Pack 1.

I think I got onto all of this because I have a Canon MultiPass/Smartbase MP730 and the darn drivers do not work for the fax on Win7 64-bit (my work laptop), but do on Win7 32-bit (my desktop).

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Posted by admin - August 9, 2011 at 21:12

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Global newspaper and magazines

No matter what you say, the iPad is the device with the most applications. The one that has got me most excited right now are the magazine / newspaper ones. Like most expats, I have spent most of my life living away from my home country but paying huge amounts to read about my home country a few days later – or wanting to read about US gadget-life but not wanting to shell out the 10 EUR or so each time to do that.

About a year ago, I gave in and started subscribing to T3 (gadget magazine, Uk version) and BusinessWeek (love it, but never get time to read it all). This has really made my life over here in Finland, as well as the BBC tech show Click.

Now I have an iPad. Suddenly I have electronic versions of the Times (Bricks and Mortar, I missed you), Sunday Times (Appointments and Travel section). My BusinessWeek can be read now on the day it is published – instead of arriving 5 days later in Finland. The great find last week was that I could subscribe to a year of US Wired for 13 GBP!!

Of course now I have the challenge that I really wanted to get to the point where I was reading the Finnish Sunday magazines – and now there is just too much to read! It’s a positive problem as we say at our consulting company.

And the final thing is, I actually enjoy flipping through the paper… lost Saturday mornings at WH Smiths in the town centre when I was young… and now Stockmanns…

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Posted by admin - August 9, 2011 at 21:08

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Finngo – “multi-platform”

I would like to get Finngo onto iPad and Nokia. Before I’ve got the code written, I thought I would do a quick web version, so that I can carry on using those platforms to translate Finnish. In case you need this “multi-platform” version of Finngo, here it is:

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Posted by admin - August 9, 2011 at 21:02

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