Finnish cases: Partitive plural in example sentences
This video is about the Finnish partitive plural in example sentences. Just listen to the sentences, pause the video and repeat them after me if you like. Don’t think about the grammar too much. The goal is to get used to hearing the partitive plural.
How to use the Finnish verb PITÄÄ
The Finnish verb PITÄÄ is extremely common and so incredible versatile that even Finns are overwhelmed when they start listing the different meanings it can have. Watch this video to learn how to use PITÄÄ.
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 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?”.
Päälle – päällä – päältä
How do you use the Finnish postposition päällä? Did you know that it comes in different forms, depending on the “direction”?
The Finnish participles vol. 1
What does the active first participle in the Finnish language look like? Here’s a short explanation on this Finnish grammar topic.
Mikä se on? vs. Mitä se on?
“Mikä se on?” or “Mitä se on?” – What’s the difference? The interrogatives ‘mitä’ and ‘mikä’ can be tough, but here’s a video that explains the choice between those two questions.
An introduction to Finnish word stems
What is a word stem in the Finnish language? Why does it matter? Watch this video to find out.