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and why I usually don't speak Finnish to Finns

There are a few reasons why I still (after several Finnish courses) mostly speak English:

(1) I completely agree with the previous entry, English is simply the more convenient language. I probably could by now say most of the things in (slow and bad) Finnish, but it is just much more effort. It also is hard to judge how patient someone would be, when I would start speaking Finnish and possibly have to ask a few times to repeat things, if I didn't understand.
(2) I feel a bit embarrassed to speak Finnish when too many people listen to me, as it would be f.ex. in the coffee room.
(3) Usually people start talking in English to me, probably because it is hard for them to judge on which level my Finnish is... I also blame myself that I always start in English and never try to surprise anyone with Finnish :)


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