Comparative

Finnish Lesson 17 (Comparative and Shopping)

Duration: 30 mins

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This 17th lesson teaches the comparative form in Finnish. In addition, I am including a vocabulary list about shopping and eating at a restaurant. 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.

Comparative

This lesson includes not only the comparative form but the superlative and the diminutive forms as well. That way you make comparisons, but also you can say what is better and what is worse.

Below is a list of 20 comparative forms 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.

Comparative Form in Finnish

Comparative Finnish Audio
As... asYhtä... kuin
TallerPidempi
ShorterLyhyempi
YoungerNuorempi
OlderVanhempi
As tall as Yhtä pitkä kuin
Taller thanPidempi kuin
Shorter thanLyhyempi kuin
More beautifulKauniimpi
Less beautifulVähemmän kaunis
Most beautifulKaunein
HappyIloinen
HappierIloisempi
HappiestIloisin
You are happyOlet iloinen
You are as happy as MayaOlet yhtä iloinen kuin Maya
You are happier than MayaOlet iloisempi kuin Maya
You are the happiestOlet onnellisin
GoodHyvä
BetterParempi
BestParas
BadHuono
WorseHuonompi
WorstHuonoin

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Vocabulary List about Shopping

Below is a list of 18 words related to shopping such as in the supermarket. If you can memorize them by heart, you will be able to buy many food necessities from the supermarket or the shopping mall without a problem.

Shopping List in Finnish

Shopping Finnish Audio
Can you take less?Saisinko alennusta?
Do you accept credit cards?Hyväksytkö luottokortteja?
How much is this?Kuinka paljon tämä maksaa?
I'm just lookingMinä vain katselen
Only cash please!Vain käteistä kiitos!
This is too expensiveTämä on liian kallis
CafeKahvila
CashKäteinen
CheapHalpa
CheckShekki
CinemaElokuvateatteri
Credit cardLuottokortti
Expensivekallis
Gas stationBensa-asema
MuseumMuseo
ParkingPysäköinti
Pharmacyapteekki
Supermarketsupermarketti

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Vocabulary List about Restaurants

Below is a list of 30 words related to eating at a restaurant. Obviously, they will come in handy if you invite someone out to dinner or order something off the menu without a problem.

Restaurant Terms in Finnish

Restaurant Finnish Audio
I'm vegetarianOlen kasvissyöjä
It is very delicious!Se on todella herkullista!
May we have the check please!Saisimmeko laskun?
The bill please!Lasku kiitos!
Waiter / waitress!Tarjoilija!
What do you recommend? (to eat)Mitä suosittelet?
What's the name of this dish?Mikä on tämän ruokalajin nimi?
Where is there a good restaurant?Mistä löytäisin hyvän ravintolan?
A cup ofKuppi (jtkn)
A glass ofLasillinen / Lasi (jtkn)
Black pepperMustapippuri
Breadleipä
Dessertjälkiruoka
Foodruoka
Forkhaarukka
Knifeveitsi
MenuMenu / ruokalista
NapkinServetti / lautasliina
Platelautanen
Saladsalaatti
Saltsuola
Saltysuolainen
Soupkeitto
Spicymausteinen
Spoonlusikka
Sweetmakea
Tablepöytä
Tip (money for the waiter)Tippi, juomaraha
WaterVesi

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Congratulations! You finished your 17th lesson in Finnish about the comparative form, shopping and eating at a restaurant. Are you ready for the next lesson? We recommend Finnish Lesson 18. You can also simply click on one of the links below or go back to our Learn Finnish homepage.

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