Finnish is mainly spoken in Finland, with notable populations of speakers of Finnish (or its dialects) in Sweden, Norway, Russia and Estonia. It is quite popular to learn Finnish as a second language in Estonia, as the two are similar (both are from the Uralic language group) but with distinct differences.
Finnish tends to be about 10-15% shorter than English. It is full of long compound words and there are no single letter words.
Major Punctuation Differences
Without getting into the real nitty-gritty, Finnish punctuation largely follows the same rules as in English, with a few notable exceptions to watch for when checking a Finnish translation:
Commas: Are used instead of decimal point in numbers. For example, 345.75 euros would be 345,75 euros.
Capitalization: Just as in English, every sentence starts with a capital and names are capitalized. Interestingly however, names of holidays (e.g. Christmas = joulu) aren’t capitalized.
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