This first lesson teaches the alphabet in Finnish. This includes the script and pronunciation. If you stay with me from start to finish, I promise you that you will learn a lot. I will try to give examples using both words and sound. That way it will be easy for you to see the letters when they are separate and when they are in a word. Going through the whole page should take about 30 min. Make sure to read the pronunciation and hear the audio as well. If you have any question about this course, please email me directly at Finnish Classes.
The alphabet is the building block of the Finnish language. Usually it is the first thing a person should start learning, because without it, you can neither read nor write. This means that the following 30 min are going to be the most important in your learning quest. The Finnish alphabet contains 26 letters just like English but contains 4 unofficial extra letters (ä, ö, ö and ß).
Below is the Finnish alphabet in a table containing 3 columns: The sound of the Finnish letters, the alphabet, examples which include the letter at the beginning, middle and at the end.
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The following is a table showing common sentences. We recommend for you to click on the audio of each expression to hear how it is pronounced. That way you will be able to familiarize yourself with the Finnish alphabet.
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Congratulations! You finished your first alphabet lesson in Finnish. Are you ready for the next lesson? We recommend Finnish Lesson 2. You can also simply click on one of the links below or go back to our Learn Finnish homepage.