Imperative

Finnish Lesson 16 (Imperative and Places)

Duration: 30 mins

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This 16th lesson teaches the Finnish imperative form. In addition you will find a vocabulary list about places and household objects. 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.

Imperative

Knowing the imperative form in Finnish is a powerful skill. It can make it easy to ask someone to do something, and clarify what you want done.

Below is a list of 20 imperative forms and expressions that 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.

The Imperative in Finnish

Imperative Finnish Audio
Go!Mene!
Stop!Seis!
Don't Go!Älä mene!
Stay!Paikka!
Leave!Lähde!
Come here!Tule tänne!
Go there!Mene tuonne / sinne!
Enter (the room)!Sisään!
Speak!Puhu!
Be quiet!Ole hiljaa!
Turn rightKäänny oikealle
Turn leftKäänny vasemmalle
Go straightKulje suoraan
Wait!Odota!
Let's go!Mennään!
Be careful!Ole varovainen!
Sit down!Istu alas!
Let me show you!Anna kun näytän!
Listen!Kuuntele!
Write it down!Kirjoita muistiin!

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Vocabulary List about Places

Below is a list of 20 words about different places. Useful when talking about going somewhere.

Places in Finnish

Places Finnish Audio
Bankpankki
Beachranta
Desertautiomaa
Earthmaa
Forestmetsä
Gardenpuutarha
Hospitalsairaala
Islandsaari
Lakejärvi
Moonkuu
Mountainvuori
Riverjoki
Seameri
Skytaivas
Starstähdet
SunAurinko
I can see the starsVoin nähdä tähdet / Näen tähdet
I want to go to the beachHaluan mennä rannalle
The moon is full tonightKuu on tänä iltana täysi
This is a beautiful gardenTämä on kaunis puutarha

Vocabulary List about Household Terms

Below is a list of 26 words about different household terms, including rooms, kitchen appliances ... etc.

Places in Finnish

Household Finnish Audio
Bedvuode, sänky
Bedroommakuuhuone
Carpetmatto
Ceilingkatto
Chairtuoli
Computertietokone
Deskkirjoituspöytä
Doorovi
Furniturehuonekalut
Housetalo
Kitchenkeittiö
Refrigeratorjääkaappi
Roofkatto
Roomhuone
Stovehella, uuni, liesi
Tablepöytä
Televisiontelevisio
Toiletvessa
Wallseinä
Windowikkuna

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Daily Conversation in Finnish

Finally, here are some common expressions used to offer good wishes to someone. For a complete list of commonly used sentences, please visit our Finnish Phrases page. Enjoy!

Common Expressions in Finnish

English Finnish Audio
Can you close the door?Sulkisitko oven?
Can you open the window?Avaisitko ikkunan?
I need to use the computerMinun pitää päästä tietokoneelle
I need to use the toiletMinun pitää käydä vessassa
I'm watching televisionKatson televisiota
This room is very bigTämä huone on tosi iso
Holiday WishesLomaterveiset
Good luck!Onnea matkaan! Lykkyä tykö!
Happy birthday!Hyvää syntymäpäivää!
Happy new year!Onnellista uutta vuotta!
Merry Christmas!Hyvää joulua!
Congratulations!Onnittelut! Onneksi olkoon!
Enjoy! (before eating)Hyvää ruokahalua!
Bless you (when sneezing)Terveydeksi
Best wishes!Kaikkea hyvää!

Fun Facts

Language Quote: ❝Language is the road map of a culture. It tells you where its people come from and where they are going.❞ ‒Rita Mae Brown

Congratulations! You finished your 16th lesson in Finnish about the imperative form, places and household items. Are you ready for the next lesson? We recommend Finnish Lesson 17. You can also simply click on one of the links below or go back to our Learn Finnish homepage.

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