Verbs

Finnish Lesson 12 (Verbs and Time)

Duration: 30 mins

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This is the 12th lesson about Finnish verbs, as well as time expressions such as hours, days, and months. Finally some simple 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.

Verbs

Before we move on to lessons about the present, past, and future, we need to discuss verbs in general. The verb is the second most used part of speech after the noun. That means we need to pay more attention to its different forms and tenses.

Below is a list of 16 verbs that you might come across or use very often. They are in their raw format (not conjugated yet). 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.

Verbs List in Finnish

Verbs Finnish Audio
To driveAjaa
To findLöytää
To giveAntaa
To haveOlla (omistaa)
To knowTietää
To learnOppia
To loveRakastaa
To playLeikkiä, pelata
To readLukea
To seeNähdä
To smileHymyillä
To speakPuhua
To thinkAjatella, miettiä
To understandYmmärtää
To workTyöskennellä
To writeKirjoittaa

Here is an example of the verb "to understand" conjugated into the past, present, and future.

Verb "to understand" in a Sentence

He understands meHän ymmärtää minua
He understood meHän ymmärsi minua
He will understand meHän tulee ymmärtämään minua

Questions?

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Vocabulary List about Time

Below is a list of 30 words related to time such as hours, days and months. If you can memorize them by heart, you will be able to discuss time related topics more easily.

Time in Finnish

Time Finnish Audio
DaysPäivät
Mondaymaanantai
Tuesdaytiistai
Wednesdaykeskiviikko
Thursdaytorstai
Fridayperjantai
Saturdaylauantai
Sundaysunnuntai
Januarytammikuu
Februaryhelmikuu
Marchmaaliskuu
Aprilhuhtikuu
Maytoukokuu
Junekesäkuu
Julyheinäkuu
Augustelokuu
Septembersyyskuu
Octoberlokakuu
Novembermarraskuu
Decemberjoulukuu
Autumnsyksy
Wintertalvi
Springkevät
Summerkesä
Seasonsvuodenajat
Monthskuukaudet
Timeaika
Hourtunti
Minuteminuutti
Secondsekunti

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Daily Conversation in Finnish

Finally, here are some popular phrases you might need to use daily. For a complete list of commonly used sentences, please visit our Finnish Phrases page. Enjoy!

Common Expressions in Finnish

English Finnish Audio
I was born in Julysynnyin heinäkuussa
I will visit you in AugustTulen luoksesi elokuussa
See you tomorrow!nähdään huomenna!, huomiseen!
Today is Mondaytänään on maanantai
Winter is very cold heretäällä talvi on kylmä, talvi on kylmä täällä.
Yesterday was SundayEilen oli sunnuntai
Are you married?Oletko naimisissa?
I'm singleOlen sinkku
Would you marry me?Tulisitko puolisokseni?
Can I have your phone number?Saisinko puhelinnumerosi?
Can I have your email?Saisinko sähköpostiosoitteesi?

Fun Facts

Language Quote: ❝Learn everything you can, anytime you can, from anyone you can; there will always come a time when you will be grateful you did.❞ ‒Sarah Caldwell

Congratulations! You finished your 12th lesson in Finnish about verbs, and time. Are you ready for the next lesson? We recommend Finnish Lesson 13. You can also simply click on one of the links below or go back to our Learn Finnish homepage.

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