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17 [seventeen]

Around the house

Around the house

17 [seitsemäntoista]


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Our house is here. Tä-s---n -e-dän--al----. Tässä on meidän talomme. T-s-ä o- m-i-ä- t-l-m-e- ------------------------ Tässä on meidän talomme. 0
The roof is on top. Y-h---lä----k----. Ylhäällä on katto. Y-h-ä-l- o- k-t-o- ------------------ Ylhäällä on katto. 0
The basement is below. A-h--l-a-on---l--ri. Alhaalla on kellari. A-h-a-l- o- k-l-a-i- -------------------- Alhaalla on kellari. 0
There is a garden behind the house. Talo- t--an- -n----t--ha. Talon takana on puutarha. T-l-n t-k-n- o- p-u-a-h-. ------------------------- Talon takana on puutarha. 0
There is no street in front of the house. T--on -d-----e--ole t-etä. Talon edessä ei ole tietä. T-l-n e-e-s- e- o-e t-e-ä- -------------------------- Talon edessä ei ole tietä. 0
There are trees next to the house. T-lon----r-ssä on--uita. Talon vieressä on puita. T-l-n v-e-e-s- o- p-i-a- ------------------------ Talon vieressä on puita. 0
My apartment is here. T-ss- on-minun ----t-n-. Tässä on minun asuntoni. T-s-ä o- m-n-n a-u-t-n-. ------------------------ Tässä on minun asuntoni. 0
The kitchen and bathroom are here. Tä-s--o- k--tti- -- --lp---o-e. Tässä on keittiö ja kylpyhuone. T-s-ä o- k-i-t-ö j- k-l-y-u-n-. ------------------------------- Tässä on keittiö ja kylpyhuone. 0
The living room and bedroom are there. Tu--l- -n --o-uon- ja-m--u--uone. Tuolla on olohuone ja makuuhuone. T-o-l- o- o-o-u-n- j- m-k-u-u-n-. --------------------------------- Tuolla on olohuone ja makuuhuone. 0
The front door is closed. Ta----o----n---l-et-u. Talon ovi on suljettu. T-l-n o-i o- s-l-e-t-. ---------------------- Talon ovi on suljettu. 0
But the windows are open. M-t-a------a---vat auk-. Mutta ikkunat ovat auki. M-t-a i-k-n-t o-a- a-k-. ------------------------ Mutta ikkunat ovat auki. 0
It is hot today. Tä---n o- kuum-. Tänään on kuuma. T-n-ä- o- k-u-a- ---------------- Tänään on kuuma. 0
We are going to the living room. M---en-mm- -lo-uon-e--en. Me menemme olohuoneeseen. M- m-n-m-e o-o-u-n-e-e-n- ------------------------- Me menemme olohuoneeseen. 0
There is a sofa and an armchair there. Tuolla-o- s-hva--a -o-a--o--. Tuolla on sohva ja nojatuoli. T-o-l- o- s-h-a j- n-j-t-o-i- ----------------------------- Tuolla on sohva ja nojatuoli. 0
Please, sit down! Is---a-. Istukaa. I-t-k-a- -------- Istukaa. 0
My computer is there. Tuoll--on-------t----k--e-ni. Tuolla on minun tietokoneeni. T-o-l- o- m-n-n t-e-o-o-e-n-. ----------------------------- Tuolla on minun tietokoneeni. 0
My stereo is there. Tu-l----v-t--inu--st--eo-i. Tuolla ovat minun stereoni. T-o-l- o-a- m-n-n s-e-e-n-. --------------------------- Tuolla ovat minun stereoni. 0
The TV set is brand new. T-l-v-s-o-------- u--i. Televisio on ihan uusi. T-l-v-s-o o- i-a- u-s-. ----------------------- Televisio on ihan uusi. 0

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