Iván wrote:Well, I'm starting to learn Finnish. It's a language that I've always loved but, as you might know, it's difficult to find good resources. So, that's why I've created this topic. I'd like to ask you how you learned Finnish. Would you like to recommend any page?
With no false modesty, I've said a good deal of what I think of Finnish (including learning it) in this post
Iván wrote:Is grammar as difficult as it seems?
My short answer: I haven't found it to be inordinately so.
My longer answer: Judge yourself by reading my post whose link is above.
Iván wrote:How do you handle the cases? I don't know.
Drills, observing them in use by native speakers, and using them when communicating in Finnish.
Iván wrote:What would you recommend to a beginner?
It depends on how you like to learn as there's quite a bit in learning material available.
If you like to learn in the same way as I do, then I'd recommend to the beginner:
- From Start to Finnish
- Finnish for Foreigners
- Gummeruksen Suomi-englanti-suomi-perussanakirja
or WSOY:n Suomi-englanti-suomi sanakirja
if you don't want to spring for a dictionary in hard copy)
- Finnish: An Essential Grammar
(or Uusi kielemme
if you don't want to spring for a reference manual on grammar in hard copy)
A Belgian woman who learned Finnish has her own recommendations
for learning material.