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Finnish English Frequency Dictionary: Finnish, #1

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Finnish English Frequency Dictionary: Finnish, #1

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Mar 18, 2017


This Book Contains 95% Of All Daily Spoken Finnish And 85% Of All Finnish Written Texts.

Learn Finnish Fast and Efficient: Learn vocabulary for practical spoken and written Finnish!

New: Added 2500 Finnish to English word usage example sentences.

Scientific research has shown that in day to day speech, you only use about 1.000 words a day. This holds true for every language.

The 1000 most common words in Finnish account for 95% of all daily conversational Finnish. The 2.500 most used words account for 85% of all daily written Finnish.

The Finnish English Word Frequency Dictionary 2.500 words and verbs give you a list of the most useful and most used words to build your Finnish vocabulary fast.

These high frequency Finnish words are a great tool for beginners and intermediate students.

This Finnish pocket dictionary contains the 2500 most common words and the 597 most common verbs in Finnish.

Learn only the most important and most used words & verbs to quickly gain a practical knowledge of spoken and written Finnish.

This Finnish frequency dictionary is perfect for beginners and intermediate students of teenage or adult age.

It can be used as a stand-alone tool, or in combination with any other language learning program.

Learning from a Finnish vocabulary list is a great way to learn Finnish fast.

More fun facts on language learning and vocabulary:

• The first 25 words are used in 33% of all everyday writing

• The top 100 words make up 50% of all student and adult writing

• Top 500 words make up around 70% of all everyday text.

To gain 95% fluency, more than enough for day-to-day situations, you just need to know about 2.500 words. To further increase your fluency to 98% (a mere 3% increase), you would need to learn another 97.500 words. Talk about diminishing returns!

It has been advised to first learn the first 1000 most common words before you start speaking a new language. The facts aforementioned seem to confirm this.

That is why we created the Finnish frequency dictionary.

With this book, you are able to cover 85% of the Finnish language in text and 95% of all of the in day-to-day spoken situations.

The amount of words is enough to discover the meaning of yet unknown words through context.

It is a rational move to prioritize learning the words that you are likely to use and hear the most.

Frequency dictionaries and word lists are a good starting point, and can produce the quickest results.

The word frequency is based on analysis of Finnish subtitles. Scientific research has shown that subtitles are the best source of a practical, spoken frequency dictionary in any language.
Subtitles correlate to both spoken and written Finnish.

The product is unique and the best way to understand and speak Finnish quick, because other frequency dictionaries base themselves on written text.

The dictionary is divided by part of speech, frequency order and alphabetical order.

By studying this dictionary with the 2500 most common words and 487 most common verbs, you will quickly gain a broad understanding and practical knowledge of spoken and written Finnish.

Your friends and family will be amazed by how fast you will speak Finnish.

Invest in yourself now, and buy this book.

Mar 18, 2017

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1  Why This Dictionary Was Created

This dictionary was created because I needed a word list of the most frequent used words & verbs in Spanish, to help me understand the language in the shortest amount of time possible.

I started passing it around to friends and got great feedback on it, so I decided to turn it into a book.

Because it was such handy tool, I repeated the process for several other languages. Currently available frequency dictionaries are Dutch, French, German, Italian, Russian, Swedish, Portuguese and Spanish. Check www.mostusedwords.com as new languages are added frequently.

Why study by frequency?

If you´re not familiar with the importance of frequency word lists when it comes to language learning, here is a short summary:

Language learning is fun, but can be overwhelming. Almost every language as hundreds of thousands different words, but most of them you will rarely use. That’s why it makes sense to study only the words you actually need to know to have conversations and read in your desired language.

Frequency dictionaries are usually either text based, or based on speech. The unique advantage of using subtitles as a method of frequency sorting is that it covers both speaking and reading (73% and 83% respectively).

By only studying the words you will actually use, it is possible to gain a good grasp of a language in a short amount of time. By knowing 2500 words, you can express yourself in everyday situations and be fluent enough have conversations with locals.

On average, you only use 1000 words in any language on a daily spoken basis. This translates to roughly 95% of all words you use daily speech. When it comes to reading, 2500 words will get you to understand around 85% of all words used in written text.  This is usually enough to learn new words you don’t know from context.

2  Study Tips

While you are free to do whatever you want with this dictionary, I would like to give you some pointers.  By learning just 28 new words a day, you can build up your vocabulary to fluency in three months. If you dedicate yourself and learn 43 new words daily, two months is possible. Here are a couple of tips to build up your vocabulary fast, and to keep remembering what you previously learned.

Spaced repetition

Hack your brains ability to store and recall information. The most efficient way of studying is by incorporating the system of spaced repetition. This way you can store information faster, and for a longer amount of time. Paul Pimsleur published a paper in 1968 on spaced repetition.

He came up with the following intervals: 5 seconds, 25 seconds, 2 minutes, 10 minutes, 1 hour, 5 hours, 1 day, 5 days, 25 days, 4 months, and 2 years.

You do not need to time yourself with a stopwatch, as there are upper and lower bounds to the intervals.  Just revisited the words you have previously learned from time to timey.

(Interactive language learning software and audio courses are based on this principle, and they can work really well. To see which ones are great investments, and which ones are terrible, read our reviews of different 3rd party language learning methods, audio courses, software and apps on www.mostusedwords.com/reviews )


By giving creating a little story with a word, it’s easier to remember. The more visual it is, the easier it is to remember. 


Musta (black) –A man with a enormous black moustache

Takki (jacket) – My Finnish sister-in-law always wears a tacky jacket.


Reading and speaking the words out loud greatly helps with building your vocabulary and developing a sense of grammar, pronouncuation and listening skills. Reading helps solidify your vocabulary, because you are –without actively studying– using the method of spaced repetition while reading. When you read and stumble upon a word you don’t know, you can usually discover it’s meaning by context. Words discovered through context are more easily remembered than when you study them from a list.

Anyway, you can get bilingual books from either a (specialized) bookstore or from www.mostusedwords.com/parallel-texts. Our selection is ever expanding, so check for updates regularly.


Turn on the Finnish (internet) radio, download songs in Finnish, and watch Finnish series. Conversing along with your favorite soap opera is a great way of getting around a new language.


Change your phone and/or computer into Finnish. Nothing helps you acquire a new language as much as necessity.

Of course, total immersion is the best way of learning a new language fast. But you don’t have to move to a different country to learn a new language.

3  The Finnish Alphabet & Pronunciation

Finnish is a phonetic language. Every pronunciation has its own letter. Most words are pronounced exactly as they are written so SAMPA and IPA (International Phonetic Alphabet) notations of Finnish words are almost identical to the written language.

This is however, a rule of thumb. Every language, including Finnish, has many details in speech that cannot be easily expressed in written language.

The letters  'ä' and 'ö' have been borrowed from Swedish. They are independent letters and phonemes (sounds), not modified nor accented letters.

Changing 'Ä' into 'A' or 'Ö' into 'O' is similar to changing 'O' into 'Q'.

Ä is similar to the following bolded sounds in English:

"A fat pancake man sat on a cat."

Ö is similar to the following sounds in British English:

"Girls all over the world tried to figure out what all the words mean."

4  Finnish English Frequency Dictionary

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    Probably one of my most used books on Scribd. Very useful for learning vocabulary after I've mastered words that are most frequent for myself.