Reacting to FINNISH MEMES!

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  • Bruh that waka waka vanha väinämöinen:D

    Ilkka MiinalainenIlkka Miinalainen8 päivää sitten
  • I was hoping there would be the dog pictures that say something like: I went mushroom picking in Finland, but I didn't sieni. That made me laugh solid 10min when I saw it the first time 😂🤪

    Enna OjalaEnna Ojala15 päivää sitten
  • "Säästösyistä tunnelin päässä näkyvä valo on sammutettu"= "The light at the end of the tunnel is off to conserve energy/money." No matter how bad it gets there's always light at the end of the tunnel. Except in Finland because we can't fit that in the budget

    JekyllMyHydeJekyllMyHyde19 päivää sitten
  • Read Year of the Hare and the Kalevala. Great couples evening reading.

    Cloud FamilyCloud Family19 päivää sitten
  • As a finnish person it's pretty funny watching this and seeing your difficulty understanding these

    Minerva PuranenMinerva Puranen21 päivä sitten
  • me looking into my fridge for a 3am snack: milk, something that has gone (off, I'm guessing) many months ago I dare no longer open it, cottage cheese now that's a strong _mood_

    禹安娜禹安娜23 päivää sitten
  • What this video was like for me: man fails to pronounce finnish words and i laugh at how bad google translate is

    SkelecatsSkelecats29 päivää sitten
  • Is finnish really that hard? Like I'm from Finland and it feels so simple and when I saw you struggling with those memes I was so confused. But well finnish is one of the most hardest language in the world so I'm not surprised. (And if this sounds like hate comment this is not.)

    ._.._.Uukausi sitten
  • here's a nut for U: "Mökötätkö sää?"

    pora123pora123Uukausi sitten
  • The translation app fucked up so many of these

    LatettajaLatettajaUukausi sitten
  • Google Translate is your worst enemy when looking at Finnish memes. In my opinion, everyone who makes memes in Finnish should make sure they can still be understood correctly when using Google Translate. Difficult but doable.

    RenkoRenkoUukausi sitten
  • You should read kalevala

    raatomato666raatomato666Uukausi sitten
  • this is fanny to me

    mitä ihmettä suomimitä ihmettä suomiUukausi sitten
  • though, your accent is very good!

    mikin liroumikin lirouUukausi sitten
  • Omg I'm shocked you didn't know Väinämöinen 🥺 Toinen osa tälle! 💖🎉

    ASMR EllaASMR EllaUukausi sitten
  • The one with Väinämöinen I guess expects you to know kalevala. And calling Väinämöinen a hero is wrong on sooo many levels... main character yes. Hero not so much, as demonstrated by the story behind this meme. On the one side you have old man Väinämöinen (vaka vanha Väinämöinen) on the other young Aino who's forced to become his wife and the only way to escape Aino finds is to drown herself. There is an awesome painting of that scene in the Ateneum btw.

    Meh SatunnainenMeh SatunnainenUukausi sitten
  • im sorry but it sounds funny when you speak finnish

    Wilma OuramaWilma OuramaUukausi sitten
    • Dave: I don't get that. This is confusing. Me yelling at the screen on most memes: NO!! Dave! It does not mean that!! You don't get it!! IT IS ACTUALLY FUNNY XD This was actu

      mikin liroumikin lirouUukausi sitten
  • snack worthy? idk 7:12 "I always say "morning" and not "good morning" because if it were a good morning i'd still be in bed and not speaking to people."

    soinhu foitusoinhu foituUukausi sitten
  • i hadnt actually seen most of these memes and laughed more at these than your interesting interpretation although they were funny too (I spend at least a solid minute laughing at the lotr one bc it's so true when you are hungry at night there's never anything good at fridge ;__;)

    Blau BeereBlau BeereUukausi sitten
  • the waka waka väinämöinen meme and your reaction to it was soooo funny, i couldnt stop laughing 😂😂😂

    jjjjUukausi sitten
  • Make Part 2 with your partner she can both laugh at you and help explain

    v e l ov e l oUukausi sitten
    • too afraid to open it anymore" "Cottage cheese" 7:13 "I always say 'morning' and not 'good morning', for were it a good morning I would still be in bed, not talking to people."

      soinhu foitusoinhu foituUukausi sitten
  • lol this is just 10 minutes of dave being confused

    minij hooiminij hooiUukausi sitten
  • Säästösyistä: "Due to cost efficiency, the light at the end of the tunnel has been switched off." This is actually one of the best ones and I*m not a meme-person at all. Good video, though, your accent is very good!

    AviousAudioAviousAudioUukausi sitten
  • So, I just read your name as _Cave Dad_

    IidaIidaUukausi sitten
    • Google translator REALLY lets you down on this one.

      minij hooiminij hooiUukausi sitten
  • benis :D

    Aarni -Aarni -Uukausi sitten
  • Most of the finish memes sucks and mostly are just poor translations of english memes. Most of those we´re not funny at all.

    ArchieArpeggioArchieArpeggioUukausi sitten
  • It's time for you to start reading kalevala for us here on youtube.ja suomeksi tietenkin.

    lex luthorlex luthorUukausi sitten
  • I feel like ppl sent you the worst Finnish memes 😅😂

    Sss HSss HUukausi sitten
  • Can so much relate that morning meme 😂😂😂

    kansallinenkansallinenUukausi sitten
  • ssitten jokainensuomilammas kaasukammioon!

    LPS suklaavohvelikaneliomenapiirakkaLPS suklaavohvelikaneliomenapiirakkaUukausi sitten

    Joona ErkkolaJoona ErkkolaUukausi sitten
  • Dave: I don't get that. This is confusing. Me yelling at the screen on most memes: NO!! Dave! It does not mean that!! You don't get it!! IT IS ACTUALLY FUNNY XD This was actually fun to watch. Please make more of these type of videos but maybe have a finnish friend with you (on Discord?) who can actually explain finnish memes since most of them are either grammatically challenging. Google translate did not do a good job on most of the translations.

    kaljalavaofficialkaljalavaofficialUukausi sitten
    • impression of Finland and Finns. Aaand those memes are usually how foreigners who have never been to Finland view us Finns and it's just not accurate at all:D

      gioyu comigioyu comiUukausi sitten
  • Not a single spurdospärdö or Finnish Gondola meme, disappointed

    Tuukka AaltonenTuukka AaltonenUukausi sitten
    • Ymmärtääkö kukaan täällä suomea

      gioyu comigioyu comiUukausi sitten
  • Some of the memes were just bad like the moomin not saying good morning. And all of them were new ones to me. But the Väinämöinen meme was just hilarious. There is this very well known sentence from Kalevala: ”Vaka vanha Väinämöinen laski laulellen vesiä”, which is kind of old finnish and not said like that anymore, but it is translated like ”Stable old Väinämöinen singing while went along the stream of water (maybe with a boat?)” or as it also sounds to modern people: ”Stable old Väinämöinen singing while taking a leak”. That’s another meme. We don’t know or understand our Kalevala so well at all. But this one just makes the Vainamoinen look like some kind of voodoo man and ”Waka waka” is just sounding like ”vakaa vanha”, and some nonsensical warnings about him. It’s just downright silly. It reminds me of some jesus jokes

    Mikko HeikkiläMikko HeikkiläUukausi sitten
    • Also in Kalevala there is used ”vaka” instead of ”vakaa”, which means stable. No one uses ”vaka” anymore and it seems like typo. So maybe this ”waka waka” is making fun of that typo

      Mikko HeikkiläMikko HeikkiläUukausi sitten
    • The whole Kalevala is something we all are forced to read at some point during elementary school. It is considered somehow important national story but honestly it is boring and makes no sense to children that age. The phrases are almost like different language and hard to understand. Reading it makes you wait there was some kind of catch but there is no catch, it’s not funny or interesting or anything. Like ”Ok, there is this guy singing and going down the stream, so what then? I guess it’s kind of storytelling, of what I could understand about it”. Then after you have been forced to read it you’ll never do it again. It kind of makes my head hurt like yours when you tried to understand the memes. Makes no sense for the most part. So maybe the joke is about the nonsense of original Kalevala too. Makes just as much sense. Made me crack a little bit :) Similar to the mandatory cross-country skiing for all children like two times a year at school. Parents have to buy skis and bring them to school because of that. And children need to haul them around school. Makes no sense and no one likes it but it’s part of being finnish I guess? Some old stuff.

      Mikko HeikkiläMikko HeikkiläUukausi sitten
  • 2:49 "For conservation reasons the light _visible_ at the end of the tunnel has been shut." 3:26 "(We) have where to choose from." 4:30 "Therapist: The Old, Old Väinämöinen is not real, he can't hurt you." The picture is from the music video of Shakira's song "Africa", in which the word "Waka" is said multiple times. ("Waka" itself means nothing, but is an affirmative word for the word "vanha" [old], meaning he's _very_ old.) 6:21 (From left to right) "Me at the fridge at 3 AM" "Milk" "Something that's gone bad many months ago and I'm too afraid to open it anymore" "Cottage cheese" 7:13 "I always say 'morning' and not 'good morning', for were it a good morning I would still be in bed, not talking to people."

    Karza3Karza3Uukausi sitten
  • lol this is just 10 minutes of dave being confused

    gioyu comigioyu comiUukausi sitten
  • Google translate is really bad at finnish ive realized along my life

    Fishy FishFishy FishUukausi sitten
  • You should do these with finnish person it's mostly just frustrating to watch you not understand 😂 love you tho

    Sonja RaSonja RaUukausi sitten
  • Google translator REALLY lets you down on this one.

    KardinaalilintuKardinaalilintuUukausi sitten
  • Learning a language through memes, we really do live in a society.

    iCoolaxeiCoolaxeUukausi sitten
    • Tämä on hyvää kontenttia! Lisää tätä xD

      gioyu comigioyu comiUukausi sitten
  • Lord help me, I kept laughing just more and more when you said "waka waka vanha Väinämöinen"

    EternalNyappyEternalNyappyUukausi sitten
  • I always say morning instead of good morning, for if it was a good morning I would still be in bed

    Affi ÅkerlundAffi ÅkerlundUukausi sitten
  • Where's Tonnin seteli?

    Ilari VallivaaraIlari VallivaaraUukausi sitten
  • I laughed so hard at "this is a saga about milk going bad"

    Antony OscarAntony OscarUukausi sitten
  • “What do you mean?” he said. “Do you wish me a good morning, or mean that it is a good morning whether I want it or not; or that you feel good this morning; or that it is a morning to be good on?” “All of them at once,” said Bilbo.

    Tomi TimonenTomi TimonenUukausi sitten
  • Ymmärtääkö kukaan täällä suomea

    The Ee tubeThe Ee tubeUukausi sitten
  • I think it was a really smart move to ask for some worthy memes because there are SO many bad ones that basically play with non-existing stereotypes and give a false impression of Finland and Finns. Aaand those memes are usually how foreigners who have never been to Finland view us Finns and it's just not accurate at all:D

    Erika KervinenErika KervinenUukausi sitten
  • Oh man...maybe you bit off more than you can chew with these. These are really funny, but require not only fluent Finnish skills, but also a deep understanding of the culture, history and the mentality. Thumbs up for trying, though!

    AfrohareAfrohareUukausi sitten
  • Raejuusto 😅

    0Flow00Flow0Uukausi sitten
  • 7:04 The middle one is "something that has expired and I don't dare to open it"

    lil nerdlil nerdUukausi sitten
  • Memes are tricky because they usually require that you completely understand the sentence and have a good grasp on the culture as well, due to the minimal amount of context provided. So not a good measure for how well you know your basics, but probably a great tool for when you're more familiar with the language and culture. :) Also, as a Finnish translator I'm relieved to see that google translate won't replace me for a while...

    SekovatkainSekovatkainUukausi sitten
  • lol this is just 10 minutes of dave being confused

    sokin jonsokin jonUukausi sitten
  • Great idea for a video, cheers! How about a sequel with Cat (and/or Finnish friends) coming up with popular or iconic Finnish memes for you to react to? I agree that these memes weren't too funny and I had hard time understanding a couple of them even though I am a native Finn (for example I knew the waka waka one was about Väinämöinen and Shakira's song, but I didn't completely understand how they are related except for vaka/waka wordplay). This is why you could ask for the popular/iconic instead of just some memes that turn out to be hilariously weird only in one person's opinion.

    Peitto BurritoPeitto BurritoUukausi sitten
  • Tämä on hyvää kontenttia! Lisää tätä xD

    Repeat1Girl SRepeat1Girl SUukausi sitten
  • These memes were so bad

    m nm nUukausi sitten
    • reading and understanding We can do it mate hahahah

      sokin jonsokin jonUukausi sitten
  • I have fail test..i didnt got all finnish memes..and i was think im finnish..i guess i need to intefy myself as another citizen😂

    P LP LUukausi sitten
  • Finnish memes, and not mention apustaja? (Help Helper)

    UHOT1NUHOT1NUukausi sitten
  • The Väinämöinen one makes no sense at all...

    UkkolasUkkolasUukausi sitten
    • How does it not? It's a pretty basic meme

      Lusus NaturaeLusus NaturaeUukausi sitten
  • There is a saying that when you die you see light at end of the tunnel, my joke is make sure that the light isn't a train

    Veli-Matti ElsinenVeli-Matti ElsinenUukausi sitten
  • Never use the Google translate when trying To translate the words from english To finnish.

    bilishu alissbilishu alissUukausi sitten
  • Hyvä suomi

    kakkailua6544 kkakkailua6544 kUukausi sitten
  • Im From finland

    kakkailua6544 kkakkailua6544 kUukausi sitten
  • i hoped not only for Dave guessing the meaning but expaining the real meaning for non-Finnish folks there as well

    ChloevelyneChloevelyneUukausi sitten
    • "Säästösyistä tunnelin päässä näkyvä valo on sammutettu" = "Duo to savings the light at the end of the tunnel has been turned off" (slightly modified to preserve the joke)

      bilishu alissbilishu alissUukausi sitten
  • Or hook me up with anyone you may know who is working on American English.....🤞🏻

    Tina Luoma-welcomeTina Luoma-welcomeUukausi sitten
  • Greetings, I’m also working on spoken Finnish. I’m in America and have purchased a proper DVD player. Would you be kind enough direct me to a source that I’m able to buy 📀 with English subtitles?

    Tina Luoma-welcomeTina Luoma-welcomeUukausi sitten
  • Possibly the funniest video on the internet. The memes were great but paled in comparison to your cluelessness. Just what I needed today :D

    Awkward FermionAwkward FermionUukausi sitten
  • Google translator messed up the Kekkonen meme aswell. "Pientä Kekkoa" should be just "Small Kekkoa", as "kekko" is not the same as "keko" which means "pile" in english. Not the greatest meme anyway, but it's kinda shame that the translator messes the words like that. For some reason google translator can't translate finnish to english properly but if you translate finnish to any other language it goes really smoothly.

    GhostiificationGhostiificationUukausi sitten
  • On a (boyfriends) family dinner, after dessert, someone said in finnish something like "if you sit too long at dinner/by the table you get lazy kids". All laughed exept me. "Oh, you don't speak finnish." And they translated that part for me (rest of conversations still unrevealed though). But what did they say in finnish? I've asked others from Swedish Tornedalen, but noone's heard of it. Is it a saying from "real Finland" (Swedish Tornedalen have it's own "Finnish" called Meänkieli.)?

    Livet efter 40Livet efter 40Uukausi sitten
  • Spurdo spärde :D

    MJDHMJDHUukausi sitten
  • This is a really neat way to learn and practice more Finnish I could try that sometimes in my learning I wish I had as half as decent accent as you tho hahaha Keep practicing reading and understanding We can do it mate hahahah

    Filip BožićFilip BožićUukausi sitten
  • More this series😂👌😄

    Nea JokelaNea JokelaUukausi sitten
  • not even any finnish shitposts like spurdo spärdö :((( VOI BERGELE!! :DDD

    TheBigOneTheBigOneUukausi sitten
  • Request reaction to Kyrö Distillery ad. "Kyrö Distillery: Presented by a naked man" (it is in English).

    SusirajantakaaSusirajantakaaUukausi sitten
  • Part 2, please. :)

    vikurkelvikurkelUukausi sitten
  • Missä kuha-vitsit?

    XarzaloxaXarzaloxaUukausi sitten
  • I am from Finland se on olen Suomesta onko kommenteissa suomalaisia

    Kasper LavonenKasper LavonenUukausi sitten
  • No, Dave, Finnish memes are not a good test on your Finnish understanding skills. They are hard to translate because people use spoken language so much and never learned grammar rules. Apparently some people can't even get punctuation marks in their right places smh. It would be a very good idea to do something like this with a Finn who can explain these to you. Then we could actually see your reactions. Could Cat be in a meme-reacting video with you?

    TheMinnaKatTheMinnaKatUukausi sitten
  • "Säästösyistä tunnelin päässä näkyvä valo on sammutettu" = "Duo to savings the light at the end of the tunnel has been turned off" (slightly modified to preserve the joke)

    pahis1pahis1Uukausi sitten
  • When I was a like 5-6 years old, my cousin used to tell me that Urho Kekkonen was living in the empty rotten house next to our house. I was terrified when it was torn down because I thought poor Urho Kekkonen became homeless.

    fuugarifuugariUukausi sitten
  • "This episode was sponsored by Ratiopharm." 😄 Don't be worried, memes are hard to understand even for the natives.

    Eemeli SaarelainenEemeli SaarelainenUukausi sitten
  • Hey! I have done the meme at 7:12 ! :D

    Aleksi AaltoAleksi AaltoUukausi sitten
  • Pulled moomin is a reference to the fact that people call mozzarella moomin meat. Pulled moomin meat is like pulled pork made from mozzarella..

    ukkonoaukkonoaUukausi sitten
  • The idea of this video was good but man was there a collection of bad memes. The only mildly funny was the types of head aches 😅

    Sanna HSanna HUukausi sitten
  • My guess about the blurry text: To conserve money, the light at the end of the tunnel has been switched off :)

    Helen SHelen SUukausi sitten
  • Well that was not really a collection of classic Finnsh menes in my mind. I have only seen couple of these before this vid. The most classic fin meme is "torille" or "torille guy"

    paterikkipaterikkiUukausi sitten
  • waka waka is not finnish

    Jim BeemJim BeemUukausi sitten
  • Vittu miten paskoja "meemejä"

    JantzkuJantzkuUukausi sitten
  • google translator does NOT do finnish well, just saying.

    YouSillyClownYouSillyClownUukausi sitten
  • The wet one (the first meme) was a spambot, I think they were spamming the army Twitter, so they chose to respond.

    curvyquillcurvyquillUukausi sitten
  • Good but short :D

    Thekovaluu89Thekovaluu89Uukausi sitten
  • Part 2 please

    Suomalainen KaljankittaajaSuomalainen KaljankittaajaUukausi sitten
  • Most of these memes sucks😳

    EmilylettersEmilylettersUukausi sitten
  • Kalevala Is Basicly The bibble or atleast was Untill We Changed Religions to Cristianity.

    Draw 2DeathDraw 2DeathUukausi sitten
  • You could make a whole video on reacting to Kalevala and finnish ppl would eat it up... Just sayin' (inspired by vaka vanha Väinämöinen)

    m crowmoorm crowmoorUukausi sitten
  • If you want to react to memes i would react to these video series They are maybe bad for learning Finnish but these are meme videos that locals watch. Keep up the good work

    chippy chipperchippy chipperUukausi sitten
  • These memes are absolute trash. I mean I'm not a meme person myself but come on, there are better memes than that. These are mostly on the level of stuff your parents would share on Facebook.

    SamuraiSamuraiUukausi sitten
  • i think the "mä jääkaapilla kolmelta yöllä" is about you being night owl and checking the fridge for snacks but there is only milk, expired food and cottage cheese left,, so nothing snack worthy? idk 7:12 "I always say "morning" and not "good morning" because if it were a good morning i'd still be in bed and not speaking to people."

    snttsnttUukausi sitten
  • Finnish meme game has to be better than this(?)

    Luka PitkänenLuka PitkänenUukausi sitten
  • Dont worry, im finnish and i didn't get most of them 😂

    Riina PellinenRiina PellinenUukausi sitten
  • Check these together with Cat - if you two can handle the process. Jokes are not the easiest parts of any language. Just think how witty the word games are in English. That's pretty much the same everywhere. If you want to see a Finnish mind set in humour, Ismo Leikola in English is a pretty good representation. BUT - I appreciate your effort. The best choice for now is maybe to settle for one sentence understood. And doubt Coocle, sorry: go ogle a bit what the Google suggests - it doesn't get the grammar endings right, plus beware of synonyms: for example the word like in English (there's 2 of them (like, if you like word puns). So take the core meaning of a word given by the Google (Kuukkeli as a Finnish pun), then try to change the preposition etc. Try connecting it with the words before ... And still just settle that you can't get all of them yet.

    timomastosalotimomastosaloUukausi sitten