Books in Easy Finnish: Finnish Easy Reading – the former Puhutaan suomea (magazine)


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Finnish Easy Reading – Books in Easy Finnish

The magazine has been replaced replaced by the Finnish Easy Reading book series. Puhutaan suomea magazine has been discontinued, but you can still order the whole archive!

Minna Canth
Anna Liisa

Juhani Aho

Johannes Linnankoski
Laulu tulipunaisesta kukasta

Minna Canth
Köyhää kansaa

Maria Jotuni
Kun on tunteet

Minna Canth

Puhutaan suomea

Puhutaan suomea is a magazine targeted to those interested in learning and practicing the Finnish language. You will find here an engaging material providing an insight into the life, culture and customs in Finland. The magazine is published in a printed and electronic format, with audio recordings available as downloads.

The magazine content intends to provide the readers with a successful Finnish learning experience to achieve fluency.

Magazine structure

Texts devided on three difficulty levels

Every text is marked with a difficulty level:

helppo_small - easy, text for beginners

keskitaso_small - medium, text for intermediate level

vaativa_small - difficult, text for advanced users

Word explanations

Over 100 terms from the articles in each issue are explained to make the reading experience more comfortable. The words or phrases are underlined in the text and explained with a Finnish equivalent. To make it easier for the beginners, the terms in the texts marked as EASY are also given an English translation.


In every issue the grammar section will present and explain a grammar topic. Some larger grammar subjects will span over more issues of the magazine.

Review exercises

Exercises related to the grammar topic and the topics presented will complete the learning experience offered in every issue.

Reading and listening

Audio recordings for the articles read by a native Finnish speaker will accompany the texts.

You can explore some of the magazine issues online.