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I want to know a country which has 4 seasons. 38361 28.10.2009 Countries in temperate zones of the southern and northern hemispheres have four seasons. For example Finland and all Scandinavian countries, as well as other European countries. Generally in temperate and polar regions those seasons are recognized as spring, summer, autumn and winter. Wikipedia article http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Season Discussion on the subject in Yahoo! Answears -service http://ph.answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20080208021311AAw2nSS
Where does the last name "Leija" come from? Is it from Finland? 3505 13.12.2000 Word "leija" is a Finnish word indeed. In English it is translated as "a kite". The noun "leija" comes from the verb "leijata" or "leijua" (to flow). In the old or dialectal Finnish language "leija" can also mean "a bridal veil". Leija is not a very much used word as a surname but surely it can be used. In the telephone catalogue of Helsinki there is only one person with the family name Leija. Leija can also be used in compound family names such as Leijavuori (a rough translation: Kite Mountain). There is no record of Leija as a first name.
I've seen the poster of the presidential election. The Candidates' numbers begin from 2. Why is there no number one candidate? 828 13.1.2012 There is a pure practical reason for that. Since 2004 we use new standardized letters and numbers in Finland. In the new system the numbers 1 and 7 are very easily mixed up. That is what happens often in the election of the parlament. There are eight candidates, and to avoid any confusion the presidential candidates bear no number one. Sources: http://www03.edu.fi/oppimateriaalit/kirjainuudistus/numerot_ja_muut_mer… http://www.hs.fi/politiikka/artikkeli/Arvaa+mitk%C3%A4+n%C3%A4ist%C3%A4…
How do you say in Finnish: "Set and maintain boundaries"? 234 24.3.2022 Translation isn't easy. In most cases, you need to know more how and where the sentence is used. Like in this case: what kind of boundary is being set and maintained? A literal boundary line between neighbours or countries? More abstract concept, like personal boundaries in a certain situation? Perhaps "Asettaa ja ylläpitää rajoja" would work in both cases? If this is about personal boundaries, I might add a possessive affix. 
Is Pulla often pronounced Bulla? 650 20.3.2019 If you mean the Finnish word pulla (‘bun,  coffeebread’), I think it can be pronounced as ‘bulla’ only if you have a flu or rarely in some Finnish dialects. According to Kielitoimiston sanakirja, the Finnish word bulla means also ‘papal bull’ - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Papal_bull.
Are there any books by Bulgarian writer Georgi Gospodinov in Finnish language available for borrowing from the library?? Thanks 568 9.11.2015 I didn´t find any books by Bulgarian writer Georgi Gospodinov in Finnish. I tried to search in Libraries.fi where is Frank Multisearch for all the finnish libraries. Also I searched in Google without success.
Why the Kirjasto 10 called 10? 950 11.8.2015 Library 10 is located at Postitalo, which used to be the main post office of Helsinki. The building is not anymore owned by Posti but it still contains a post office on its ground floor. The post office has been commonly known as "Helsinki 10" because the postal code for city center of Helsinki is 00100. Library 10 is located on upper floor of "Helsinki 10". That’s why the name "Library 10" was chosen.
I'm living in Kuopio and I would like to learn Finnish language, pls let me know where I can find the course class in Kuopio. 2048 14.12.2009 You can get information on Finnish courses in Kuopio on the following web pages: http://www.expat-finland.com/living_in_finland/language_training.html#s… (here you can also find links to online courses) http://kansalaisopisto.kuopio.fi/fi/etusivu/ (Kuopio Community College) Kuopio City Library also offers a wide range of Finnish language courses. You're welcome to have a look!
Do you have a national chat-service in the library in Finland? 2588 20.11.2008 We are planning a national library chat-service, but it has'nt been published yet. At present we have only local services in Finland.
I'm a student engineer, looking for drawings of transportation devices by Leonardo da Vinci ; do you know where I could find them? Thank you by advance! 961 1.4.2004 Try these sites on the Internet for Leonardo's drawings: http://galileo.imss.firenze.it/news/mostra/6/e62atl2.html http://dir.yahoo.com/Arts/Visual_Arts/Painting/Artists/Masters/Leonardo… and http://www.museoscienza.org/english/leonardo/ and Instituto e Museo di Storia della Scienza at http://www.imss.fi.it/indice.html We also have a cd-rom called "Leonardo the inventor" in the public libraries that might interest you.
Can you help me find an antiquarian bookstore in Finland which specializes in astronomy? I am looking for a copy of the 1952 book AVARUUDEN VALLOITUS, by Willy… 291 28.2.2002 I hope these websites will help you find the book you are looking for. http://www.antikvariat.net/ http://www.ursa.fi/english.html
Hope you're doing well:) I've moved to Finland about a year and a half ago and I've been actively trying to find Finnish films with English subtitles, but it's… 13 8.4.2024 There are a number of Finnish films with English subtitles available in DVD and Blu-ray formats. Many of these are included in the Helmet libraries collection. Below you can find a sample of these films from different genres and eras. You can browse for more here. Aleksis Kiven elämä Arvottomat Asfalttilampaat Back to the USSR - Takaisin ryssiin Badding Ganes Harjunpää ja pahan pappi Heinähattu ja vilttitossu Hevi reissu Hyvä poika Ihmisen osa Juoksuhaudantie Kaikki rakastavat Kanelia kainaloon, Tatu ja Patu! Kesäkaverit Klassikko Kuulustelu Kätilö Levottomat Linnaisten vihreä kamari Lumikuningatar Luokkakokous Menolippu Mombasaan Mieheke Mies vailla menneisyyttä Minä ja Morrison Miss Farkku-Suomi Niskavuoren…
I have the plastic library card for the Helsinki library. I saw that some people have their library card on their phone. How does that work? Can I also get… 87 28.4.2023 Taskukirjasto (Pocket Library) is a mobile application for customers of the Helmet library. Taskukirjasto does not replace plastic library card but can be used alongside it. Taskukirjasto has your library card's bar code. Taskukirjasto application is free of charge and available for Android and iOS mobile devices. You can download Taskukirjasto from app stores. This year Helmet libraries are renewing their online and mobile services. Taskukirjasto app can be used until a new system replaces it.  https://www.helmet.fi/en-US/eLibrary/Taskukirjasto/Taskukirjasto(5378)
"Weakness of attitude becomes weakness of character." Who said this? 168 25.1.2023 Quotespedia says the quote is from Albert Einstein. Quotespedia.org Other citers seem to agree..
There, I know this is a long shot, but I would need some help finding a Finnish language song - I was recommended to try asking here from Reddit. The song… 112 13.12.2022 I am sorry to tell you that our music experts didn't recognise the song. The tune you whistled sounded distantly familiar. Maybe some of our readers would recognise the song? If you do, you can write the details of the song to the comments below.  
I didn't turn in my books on time. can i extend the reading time? 115 4.12.2022 If the book is borrowed from Helmet library, you can renew it 5 times. Renewal is not possible if the book is reserved or you have received another reminder about being late. You can contact one of the pearl libraries, and we will look into the matter. https://www.helmet.fi/en-US/Libraries_and_services
The development of the public libraries in Finland and the Helsinki area: How Finnish libraries came to be spaces for commons? 212 29.4.2022 Modern libraries in Finland, the Helmet area, and Helsinki specifically, have been described as living rooms for the citizens. We loan out various material, but also offer services on location, and organize events for and by the city residents. At a Helmet library one can loan out a blood pressure monitor, a radon meter, or a power drill. At the library you can use a computer, a 3D printer, or a sewing machine. Events vary from reading fairy tales for children, to reading groups, to music and movies. This development has been gradual. While library concerts organized by the library music clubs were crowd magnets already in the 1960s (Laakso 2010, 375), and listening to music with headphones became the most important form of activity in…
I have just been notified that a book I have reserved has arrived at the library. I am going out of town, so I just cancelled it online. Is there anything else… 199 24.11.2021 If You cancelled Your reservation in HelMet online, that is all You need to do. In case You cancel Your reservation before the pick-up date, You don't have to pay the fee for the uncollected reservation. https://www.helmet.fi/en-US https://www.helmet.fi/en-US/Info/FAQ/Frequently_asked_questions_about_t…
I would like to know which classification system you use, and its the same as the other libraries in Finland? Thanks! 210 23.8.2021 Tuusula library uses YKL - Yleisten kirjastojen luokitusjärjelstelmä, in English PLC - Finnish Public Libraries Classification System, http://finto.fi/ykl/en/. It is used in all public libraries except the Helsinki city library, who has it's own classification system, HCLCS - Helsinki City Library Classification System, http://finto.fi/hklj/en/.
Dear Sir, I am a graduated student from China,and I am majoring in Library Science.Recently,I am doing a research about Finish reading.What I want to know is… 276 16.12.2019 The promoting of reading is an important task for both schools and libraries. Reading books in central in schools, pupils read and do projects, essays, analyses of many sorts in schools. Library is often a partner in these projects, we recommend books, booklists, provide books both to school classes and pupils and other people that come to libraries. You can find information about promoting reading at this site The Finnish Reading Center, https://lukukeskus.fi/english/ There are many projects where reading is promoted for instance, Lukuliike https://lukuliike.fi/en/, Lukuinto (motivation for reading) http://www.lukuinto.fi/, Lue lapselle (Read to your/a child) https://luelapselle.fi/.  Libraries have various methods to promote reading,…