When localizing into the Finnish market, you should pay attention to the below useful tips for a successful Finnish localization project:
– WhatsApp and Facebook are the most used social media in Finland.
– Finnish people use the metric system of measurement.
– The date format is day-month-year.
– Both 24-hour and 12-hour clock notations are widely used. People often use the 12-hour clock in spoken language and idiomatic expressions. The 24-hour notation is used in writing, with a full point as the standardized and recommended separator (e.g. “14.09” or “9.15”).
– In Finland, a person must have a surname and at least one given name with up to three middle names permitted.
– The address format in Finland is recipient name, street name, house number, town/city, and country.
– Finnish is Finland’s native language which is spoken by the vast majority of the population. It is also one of Finland’s two official languages (besides Swedish). Finnish is a member of the Baltic-Finnic subgroup of the Finno-Ugric language family, which is part of the Uralic language family.
– Finnish is agglutinative in type and relies almost entirely on suffixal affixation.
– Depending on their function in the sentence, nouns, adjectives, pronouns, numerals, and verbs are inflected.
– Although the extensive use of inflection allows for other word orders, sentences are normally formed with the subject-verb-object word order.
– Word order differences are frequently used to indicate differences in information structure.