Finnish Reading

If you're trying to practice your Finnish Reading then the page below should help. You will be able to sharpen your comprehension and understanding of the sample text below, which is part of the Article 26 and 27 from the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. The first section is in Finnish and the second part is in English. Also don't forget to check the rest of our other lessons listed on Learn Finnish. Enjoy the rest of the lesson!


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Finnish Reading

Read the following text very carefully and see what you can understand without looking at the English translation, and see what you understood from it, you can use our Finnish dictionary if you want.

Finnish Reading
26. artikla.
Jokaisella on oikeus saada opetusta. Opetuksen on oltava ainakin alkeis- ja perusopetuksen osalta maksutonta. Alkeisopetuksen on oltava pakollinen. Teknistä ja ammattiopetusta on oltava yleisesti saatavilla, ja korkeamman opetuksen on oltava avoinna yhtäläisesti kaikille heidän kykyjensä mukaan.
Opetuksen on pyrittävä ihmisen persoonallisuuden täyteen kehittämiseen sekä ihmisoikeuksien ja perusvapauksien kunnioittamisen vahvistamiseen. Sen tulee edistää ymmärtämystä, suvaitsevaisuutta ja ystävyyttä kaikkien kansakuntien ja kaikkien rotu- ja uskontoryhmien kesken sekä pyrkiä edistämään Yhdistyneiden Kansakuntien toimintaa rauhan ylläpitämiseksi.
Vanhemmilla on ensisijainen oikeus valita heidän lapsilleen annettavan opetuksen laatu.
27. artikla.
Jokaisella on oikeus vapaasti osallistua yhteiskunnan sivistyselämään, nauttia taiteista sekä päästä osalliseksi tieteen edistyksen mukanaan tuomista eduista.
Jokaisella on oikeus niiden henkisten ja aineellisten etujen suojaamiseen, jotka johtuvat hänen luomastaan tieteellisestä, kirjallisesta tai taiteellisesta tuotannosta.

Below is the translation of the above text, check what you understood without the help of the dictionary, after reading the translation one time, go back up and read the Finnish text and see if you can recognize the more words this time.

English Translation
Article 26
1. Everyone has the right to education. Education shall be free, at least in the elementary and fundamental stages. Elementary education shall be compulsory. Technical and professional education shall be made generally available and higher education shall be equally accessible to all on the basis of merit.
2. Education shall be directed to the full development of the human personality and to the strengthening of respect for human rights and fundamental freedoms. It shall promote understanding, tolerance and friendship among all nations, racial or religious groups, and shall further the activities of the United Nations for the maintenance of peace.
3. Parents have a prior right to choose the kind of education that shall be given to their children.
Article 27
1. Everyone has the right freely to participate in the cultural life of the community, to enjoy the arts and to share in scientific advancement and its benefits.
2. Everyone has the right to the protection of the moral and material interests resulting from any scientific, literary or artistic production of which he is the author.

Reading and comprehension are very important in Finnish. Once you're done with the Suomi Reading, you might want to check the rest of our Finnish lessons here: Learn Finnish. Don't forget to bookmark this page.


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