Translating German into Finnish

With approximately five million native speakers. Finnish is one of the two official languages of Finland, alongside Swedish. Because Finnish is a spoken by a relatively small number of people, next to nothing is translated into Finnish. Finnish speakers have to be happy with English.

Which is your chance to strike! Because even if people in Finland can speak great English, they’d definitely be happy to see online offers in their mother tongue. In this way, you’ll show your Finnish speaking customers that you value them — and set yourself apart from your competitors.

Did you know that Finland is one of the top 10 countries when it comes to making online retail purchases?

Therefore translating into Finnish could have benefits for you too

Translating into Finnish is particularly recommended in the following cases:

  • If you’re selling fashion or sports goods.
    People enjoy shopping for fashion and sporting goods online in Finland. In 2017, 45% of people living in Finland bought clothing and accessories for sporting activities online. This puts Finland in eighth place of the European countries statistically recorded.
  • Your company offers travel and holiday accommodation.
    Finnish people also love to turn to online offers when it comes to the tourism sector: 45% of people who live in Finland booked travel or holiday accommodation on the internet in the year 2017. That puts Finland ahead in Europe, in seventh place to be exact, after countries such as Denmark, Luxembourg, Sweden and Norway, who are also fans of online offers.
  • Your company sells tickets.
    Like in many other Nordic countries, such as Sweden, Norway and Estonia, tickets are often bought online in Finland. In the year 2017, 41% of Finnish people bought tickets on the internet, which puts Finland in the top°5 in Europe.

Like other Nordic countries, Finland is open to purchasing things online. Make your Finnish customers happy and make them feel welcome in your online shop by using their own language!

 

 

 


 

Sources: 

https://www.ef.de/epi/regions/europe/finland/
https://www.invespcro.com/blog/global-online-retail-spending-statistics-and-trends/
https://de.statista.com/statistik/daten/studie/282969/umfrage/kauf-von-kleidung-und-sportartikeln-im-internet-in-europa-laendervergleich/
https://de.statista.com/statistik/daten/studie/282983/umfrage/online-buchung-von-reise-und-urlaubsunterkuenften-in-europa/
https://de.statista.com/statistik/daten/studie/243692/umfrage/kauf-von-eintrittskarten-im-internet-in-europa-laendervergleich/