How to introduce yourself in Finnish in a natural way
If you want to know how native speakers introduce themselves in Finnish, look no further! You don’t have to say “Minun nimeni on…” – it’s easier than that!
The Finnish word VUOSI
The Finnish word vuosi means “year”. Vuosi has several different stems, which means the word can look quite different in different sentences. In this blog post, you will learn a few Finnish expressions and sentences with the word vuosi in them.
Kitchen utensils in Finnish
In this blog post and video, you will learn some everyday Finnish vocabulary: the kitchen utensils in Finnish. Each word comes with an example sentence.
How to use the Finnish word AIKA
The Finnish word for “time” is AIKA. That’s the nominative – the “basic” form. But you’ll see that you actually encounter AIKA more in its other forms. Watch this video to learn 6 common expressions with AIKA.
How to form questions in Finnish (part 2) – “Does X have Y?”
In an earlier post, I taught you how to ask a question like “Onko sinulla auto?” in Finnish. Let’s continue with a different kind of closed questions in Finnish. How do you say “Does Harri have a car?” in Finnish? Watch this video to find out!
How to talk to talk about your morning in the past tense in Finnish
Most of us chat to other people about our mornings, right? This short text describes one morning’s event’s in a person’s life, in the past tense, of course. You’ll learn plenty of examples of the Finnish imperfekti here! Watch the video in spoken Finnish, then compare it with the standard Finnish version.
The basic forms of the Finnish personal pronouns
What are the Finnish personal pronouns and how do you use the Finnish personal pronouns with the verb OLLA, “to be”? Watch this video to learn some example sentences!
How to talk about pain in Finnish: selkäkipu – back pain
In this blog post, you will learn a few key phrases that you can use to describe physical pain in Finnish. If it’s not about your back, just switch the word selkä to jalka, käsi or polvi, for example!
How to form questions in Finnish (part 1) – “Do you have…?”
In this video, I’ll walk you through how to form a “Do you have…?” question in Finnish. If you know how to say “You have X”, then it’s pretty easy to turn it into a question “Do you have X?”.
Days of the week in Finnish
Watch this video to learn the weekdays in Finnish! You’ll not only learn the basic forms of the weekdays, but you’ll also learn a few simple example sentences to go with them. Some sentences come in 2 different versions: Standard Finnish and spoken Finnish.