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Is anglophobia common in Finland?

 
 
Reply Tue 31 May, 2016 10:47 pm
My friends are afraid to learn English, as you already know. Also, they are afraid of "British culture" taking over Finland.

Also, he might be anglophobic. Use Google to translate this article
http://www.pohjalainen.fi/mielipide/yleis%C3%B6lt%C3%A4/onko-pakko-valita-pakkoenglanti-1.1593375
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roger
 
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Reply Tue 31 May, 2016 11:00 pm
@xxPhoebeMertensxx,
What is up with you, Finland, and the Finnish people?
xxPhoebeMertensxx
 
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Reply Tue 31 May, 2016 11:09 pm
@roger,
I want to prove that the stereotype that they all know English is wrong. Also, to prove not everyone is intelligent, have British accents, are metalheads or gamers, or have blond hair and blue eyes.
Lilkanyon
 
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Reply Wed 1 Jun, 2016 08:19 pm
@xxPhoebeMertensxx,
xxPhoebeMertensxx wrote:

I want to prove that the stereotype that they all know English is wrong. Also, to prove not everyone is intelligent, have British accents, are metalheads or gamers, or have blond hair and blue eyes.


Your Finnish right? So a hate for the east and the west?
Lordyaswas
 
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Reply Thu 2 Jun, 2016 04:04 am
@Lilkanyon,
No, its "friends" are supposedly Finnish.

It just has a massive obsession about what they apparently think, do and say.
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saab
 
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Reply Thu 2 Jun, 2016 05:38 am
@xxPhoebeMertensxx,
Translate it yourself to English - when you do it with google the language is not always really good.

You keep on and on about this with British culture taking over Finland.
You get your information from two teen agers who do everything to pull your leg.
Call the Finnish Consulate and they can answer your questions much better than any of us here.
Tel. +1-212-750 4400, [email protected]
Consulate General of Finland, Los Angeles
Tel. +1-310-203 9903, [email protected]

Finland has its own traditions and language. I cannot imagen they are being taken over by British culture. They like their own so much.
These two girls are Japanese. How do you know if they even can speak Finnish well?
They might not like neither Finland nor Britain or they do not like Britain.


The best-known foreign languages are English (63%), German (18%), and French (3%)[citation needed]. English is studied by most pupils as a compulsory subject from the third or fifth grade (at 9 or 11 years of age respectively) in the comprehensive school (in some schools other languages can be chosen instead).
The culture of Finland combines indigenous heritage, as represented for example by the country's Uralic national language Finnish and the sauna, with common Nordic, Russian and European culture. Because of its history and geographic location Finland has been influenced by the adjacent areas, various Finnic and Baltic peoples as well as the former dominant powers of Sweden and Russia. Finnish culture may be seen to build upon the relatively ascetic environmental realities, traditional livelihoods and a heritage of egalitarianism, (see e.g.: Everyman's right and universal suffrage) and the traditionally widespread ideal of self-sufficiency (see, e.g.: the predominant rural life but also more modern manifestations of such a life in the summer cottage).

There are still cultural differences between Finland's regions, especially minor differences in accents and vocabulary. Minorities, some of which have a status recognised by the state, such as the Sami, Swedish-speaking Finns, Romani, Jews, and Tatar, maintain their own cultural characteristics. Many Finns are emotionally connected to the countryside and nature, as large-scale urbanisation is a relatively recent phenomenon.
Finland is one of the most advanced information societies in the world. There are 200 newspapers; 320 popular magazines, 2,100 professional magazines and 67 commercial radio stations, with one nationwide, five national public service radio channels (three in Finnish, two in Swedish, one in Sami); digital radio has three channels. Four national analog television channels (two public service and two commercial) were fully replaced by five public service and three commercial digital television channels on September 1, 2007.
Linus Torvalds, a famous Fennoswede software engineer, best known for initiating the development of the kernel of the Linux operating system.

Each year around 15–20 feature films are produced,[8] 12,000 book titles published and 12 million records sold. 79 percent of the population use the Internet.

WHERE DOES BRITISH CULTURE FIT ? As you can see the Finns read Finnish, listen to Finnish and have their own culture.
Get you information by google Finland and read and ask those people questions which probably cannot answer.Stop listening to their absurd ideas.
Stop believing them more than people who give you advise or tell you something which is well thought thru.
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