Observations After Living In Finland For Four Months

Pussi.  Sounds offensive right?  The word ‘pussi’ means ‘bag’ in the Finnish language.    You can imagine how often you will hear it in common conversation.  Every time you’re at the supermarket or every time you’re shopping for… well, anything.  For Finns it’s nothing to say pussi this or pussi that, but for this foreigner it still grabs my attention every time I hear it.  Imagine a mother talking to her child in the store about packing the groceries…

The language is pretty fun and interesting at times and that description applies to my overall Finnish experience so far.  I decided to put this post together because there are some significant differences to what I am used to and I thought it would be fun to document a few. That and I haven’t posted much about my experience and I have to start somewhere!  Continue reading “Observations After Living In Finland For Four Months”