Did you know that Finnish allegedly has more proverbs than any other language in the world? Proverbs are a popular source of wisdom in Finland. It also has some very long compound words - the longest being 61 letters long.
Watch this short video and let Minna Canth, 19th century writer and social activist, be your guide through the traditions and phrases that have shaped the Finnish language.
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