Here’s a simple introduction to the Finnish local cases – one of the most common Finnish grammar topics I get asked about! You’ll hear (and see) simple examples of how you can use the local cases in the Finnish language (illative, inessive, elative, allative, adessive, ablative). If you take one thing from this video, let it be the idea of “direction” in the Finnish local cases. It gets more complicated as you learn more Finnish and things get more abstract, but I hope this video helps you see what I mean by “direction”.

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Want to read aboutĀ allĀ the Finnish cases? Read this blog post with a list of the cases + example sentences!

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