Finnish Lesson 10 (Determiners and People)

Duration: 30 mins

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I should congratulate you since you made it to our 10th lesson about determiners, articles, and quantifiers in Finnish. I hope you have already learned a lot so far. I will also provide in this page a vocabulary list about people, and finally some common phrases. I will try to give examples using both vocabulary and grammar. That way it will be easy for you to see the words when they are separate and when they are in a sentence. 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.


Determiners include definite and indefinite articles (like the, a or an), demonstratives (this and that), quantifiers (many, some etc.

The following are several sentences which include the determiners mentioned above. That way you will be able to see how the determiner is used in a full sentence. The table contains 3 columns (English, Finnish, and Audio). Make sure you repeat each word after hearing it by either clicking on the audio button or by reading the pronunciation. That should help with memorization as well as improving your pronunciation.

Determiners in Finnish

Determiners Finnish Audio
The yellow pen is easy to find(Se) keltainen kynä on helppo löytää
A yellow pen is easy to findKeltainen kynä on helppo löytää
A French teacher is here(Eräs) Ranskan kielen opettaja on täällä
The French teacher is here(Se) Ranskan kielen opettaja on täällä
Some languages are hardJotkin kielet ovat vaikeita
Many languages are easyMonet kielet ovat helppoja
The student speaks Korean(Se) oppilas puhuu koreaa
A student speaks Korean(Eräs) oppilas puhuu koreaa
Some students speak KoreanJotkin opiskelijat puhuvat koreaa
Many students speak KoreanMonet opiskelijat puhuvat koreaa
This student speaks KoreanTämä opiskelija puhuu koreaa
That student speaks KoreanTuo / se opiskelija puhuu koreaa
These students speak KoreanNämä opiskelijat puhuvat koreaa
Those students speak KoreanNe / nuo opiskelijat puhuvat koreaa


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Vocabulary List about People

Below is a list of 24 words related to people such as family members, siblings ... etc. At the end of the list, there will be examples where those terms are used in a sentence.

People in Finnish

People Finnish Audio
Child (female)tyttölapsi
Child (male)poikalapsi
Cousin (female)naispuolinen serkku
Cousin (male)miespuolinen serkku
Nephewveljenpoika, sisarenpoika
Nieceveljentytär, sisarentytär
Unclesetä, eno


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Daily Conversation in Finnish

Finally, a couple sentences that you might need to use or see very often. For a complete list of commonly used sentences, please visit our Finnish Phrases page. Enjoy!

Common Expressions in Finnish

English Finnish Audio
How old is your sister?Minkä ikäinen siskosi (sisaresi) on?
I love my husbandrakastan miestäni, rakastan aviomiestäni, rakastan puolisoani
This is my wifevaimoni
What's your brother called?Minkä niminen veljesi on?, mikä veljesi nimi on?
Where does your father work?Missä isäsi on töissä?
Your daughter is very cuteTyttäremme (tyttömme) on todella (tosi) söpö.
What time is it?Mitä kello on?
It's 10 o'clockKello on 10
Give me this!Anna tämä minulle!
I love youRakastan sinua
Are you free tomorrow evening?Oletko vapaa huomisiltana?
I would like to invite you for dinnerTahtoisin kutsua sinut illalliselle

Fun Facts

Language Quote ❝If you talk to a man in a language he understands, that goes to his head. If you talk to him in his own language, that goes to his heart.❞ ‒Nelson Mandela

Congratulations! You finished your 10th lesson in Finnish about determiners, people and jobs. Are you ready for the next lesson? We recommend Finnish Lesson 11. You can also simply click on one of the links below or go back to our Learn Finnish homepage.

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