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.

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.

Days of the week in Finnish

Weekdays 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.

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.

Why on earth? Why the h***?

When you don’t understand why someone is doing what they’re doing, you can express your confusion or perplexity in English by saying “Why on earth?” Read on to find out how to say this in Finnish and how to tweak this sentence further. (NB! The end of the article contains swear words, both in the text and the audio.)

The Finnish partitive in sentences

Finish this sentence with an adjective: “Nukkuminen on …” Did you put it in the partitive case? You should! Read this post to find out more.