This 13th lesson deals with the present tense in Finnish. In addition I included a vocabulary list about survival and emergencies. 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.
Below is a list of 15 sentences conjugated into the present tense. I focused on the examples you might come across or use very often. 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.
|I see you||Näen sinut|
|I write with a pen||Kirjoitan kynällä|
|You love apples||Sinä rakastat omenoita|
|You give money||Sinä annat rahaa|
|You play tennis||Sinä pelaat tennistä|
|He reads a book||Hän lukee kirjaa|
|He understands me||Hän ymmärtää minua|
|She has a cat||Hänellä on kissa|
|She knows my friend||Hän tuntee ystäväni|
|We want to learn||Me haluamme oppia|
|We think Spanish is easy||Me luulemme että espanja on helppoa|
|You (plural) work here||Te työskentelette täällä|
|You (plural) speak French||Te puhutte ranskaa|
|They drive a car||He ajavat autoa|
|They smile||He hymyilevät|
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Below is a list of 28 words related to survival expressions such as emergencies, and calling for help. If you can memorize them by heart, you will be able to communicate better when in distress or when providing help to someone else who is in need.
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Finally, here are some common sentences to strengthen your conversation skills. For a complete list of commonly used sentences, please visit our Finnish Phrases page. Enjoy!
|Are you okay?||Oletko kunnossa?|
|Call a doctor!||Soittakaa lääkäri paikalle!|
|Call the ambulance!||Soittakaa ambulanssi!|
|Call the police!||soita poliisille|
|I feel sick||Voin huonosti|
|It hurts here||Tänne / tähän sattuu|
|It's urgent!||Tämä on hätätapaus!|
|Where is the closest pharmacy?||Missä on lähin apteekki?|
|You look beautiful! (to a woman)||Näytät kauniilta!|
|You have a beautiful name||Sinulla on kaunis nimi|
|This is my wife||Tämä on vaimoni|
|This is my husband||Tämä on mieheni|
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Congratulations! You finished your 13th lesson in Finnish about the present tense, and survival expressions. Are you ready for the next lesson? We recommend Finnish Lesson 14. You can also simply click on one of the links below or go back to our Learn Finnish homepage.