This beginner's guide gives you the basics to start speaking Finnish today. Finnish is the language spoken by the majority of Finns and by ethnic Finns in other countries. It is also the official minority language in some parts of Sweden and Norway. Ideal for students, tourists, and business people, this introductory guide teaches basic conversation through dialogues on everyday topics, such as eating out, sightseeing, and shopping. Grammar is explained in accessible steps, with exercises throughout to reinforce language skills.