Watch this video to learn Finnish vocabulary and expressions that you can use around the house. In some of the examples, you will hear two versions: a standard Finnish version and a spoken Finnish version.

Example sentences:

  • pöytä = a table

    Ruoka on pöydässä, tule syömään! = The food’s on the table, come eat!

  • tuoli = a chair

    Ota tämä tuoli! = Take this chair!

  • kaappi = a cupboard

    Toisitsä mulle kaapista sen sipsipussin? = Could you bring me that bag of crisps from the cupboard?

    Standard Finnish: Toisitko minulle kaapista sen sipsipussin?

  • jääkaappi = a fridge

    Onks jääkaapissa maitoa? = Is there any milk in the fridge?

    Standard Finnish: Onko jääkaapissa maitoa?

  • kirjahylly = a bookshelf

    Laita se kirja kirjahyllyyn. = Put that book on the bookshelf.

  • sohva = a sofa

    Tuu mun vieree sohvalle. = Come here next to me on the sofa.

    Standard Finnish: Tule minun viereeni sohvalle.

  • sohvapöytä = a coffee table

    Älä pidä jalkoja sohvapöydällä, jooko? = Don’t rest your feet on the coffee table, please.

  • matto = a rug

    Tää matto pitäisi pestä. = This rug should be washed.

    Standard Finnish: Tämä matto pitäisi pestä.

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