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.
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.
|As... as||Yhtä... kuin|
|As tall as||Yhtä pitkä kuin|
|Taller than||Pidempi kuin|
|Shorter than||Lyhyempi kuin|
|Less beautiful||Vähemmän kaunis|
|You are happy||Olet iloinen|
|You are as happy as Maya||Olet yhtä iloinen kuin Maya|
|You are happier than Maya||Olet iloisempi kuin Maya|
|You are the happiest||Olet onnellisin|
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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.
|Can you take less?||Saisinko alennusta?|
|Do you accept credit cards?||Hyväksytkö luottokortteja?|
|How much is this?||Kuinka paljon tämä maksaa?|
|I'm just looking||Minä vain katselen|
|Only cash please!||Vain käteistä kiitos!|
|This is too expensive||Tämä on liian kallis|
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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.
|I'm vegetarian||Olen 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 of||Kuppi (jtkn)|
|A glass of||Lasillinen / Lasi (jtkn)|
|Menu||Menu / ruokalista|
|Napkin||Servetti / lautasliina|
|Tip (money for the waiter)||Tippi, juomaraha|
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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.