Migrant Tales 7 years ago…Osaatko suomea? Can you speak Finnish?

by , under Muhamed Abdimajed Murshid

by Migrant Tales, under Muhamed Abdimajed Murshid

This cartoon by Muhamed Abdimajed Murshid was published seven years ago (18.5.2013) in Otavan Sanomat, a magazine project by the students of Otava Folk High School. The cartoon shows what a lot of migrants face when studying and learning to speak Finnish.

Picture one: Studying Finnish in the beginning.

Picture two: Two years later… Do any of you know basic Finnish grammar?

Picture three: At a job interview…You have learned Finnish but your accent doesn’t sound Finnish.

*The story was originally published in Migrant Tales on May 18, 2013.