This 14th lesson deals with the past tense in Finnish. In addition I included a vocabulary list about colors, as well as some basic 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.
Below is a list of 15 sentences conjugated into the past 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 saw you||Näin sinut|
|I wrote with a pen||Kirjoitin kynällä|
|You loved apples||Sinä rakastit omenoita|
|You gave money||Sinä annoit rahaa|
|You played tennis||Sinä pelasit tennistä|
|He read (past tense) a book||Hän luki kirjaa|
|He understood me||Hän ymmärsi minua|
|She had a cat||Hänellä oli kissa|
|She knew my friend||Hän tunsi ystäväni|
|We wanted to learn||Me halusimme oppia|
|We thought Spanish is easy||Me luulimme että espanja on helppoa|
|You (plural) worked here||Te työskentelitte täällä|
|You (plural) spoke French||Te puhuitte ranskaa|
|They drove a car||He ajoivat autoa|
|They smiled||He hymyilivät|
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Below is a list of 18 words and expressions related to colors.
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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!
|Black is his favorite color||Musta on hänen lempivärinsä|
|I have black hair||hiukseni ovat mustat|
|Red is not his favorite color||punainen ei ole hänen lempivärinsä|
|She drives a yellow car||Hän ajaa keltaista autoa|
|The sky is blue||taivas on sininen|
|Your cat is white||kissasi on valkoinen|
|I enjoyed myself very much||Minulla oli oikein mukavaa|
|I agree with you||Olen samaa mieltä|
|Are you sure?||Oletko varma?|
|Be careful!||Ole varovainen!|
|Would you like to go for a walk?||Haluaisitko lähteä kävelylle?|
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Congratulations! You finished your 14th lesson in Finnish about the past tense, and a vocabulary list about colors. Are you ready for the next lesson? We recommend Finnish Lesson 15. You can also simply click on one of the links below or go back to our Learn Finnish homepage.