Adjectives

Finnish Lesson 2 (Adjectives and Food)

Duration: 30 mins

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Linguistic Finnish Vocabulary
Culture Finnish Phrases
Structure Finnish Grammar

This second lesson teaches many important aspect in Finnish like adjectives, vocabulary list about food and finally common phrases about greeting. 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.

Adjectives

Knowing adjectives in Finnish is a powerful skill. It can make it easy to have a conversation about different topics by simply knowing some key words such as "good", "bad", "right", "wrong" etc. Adjectives are words used to describe or modify another person or thing in the sentence for example: I am happy. Finnish is easy.

Below is a list of 20 adjectives 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.

Adjectives List in Finnish

Adjectives Finnish Audio
Tallkorkea
Shortlyhyt
Bigsuuri
Wideleveä
Longpitkä
Smallpieni
Thickpaksu
Thinohut
Newuusi
Old (opposite of new)vanha
Cheaphalpa
Expensivekallis
Youngnuori
Old (opposite of young)iäkäs, vanha
Wrongväärä
Right (correct)oikea
Goodhyvä
Badhuono
Difficultvaikea
Easyhelppo

Now we will try to implement some of the words above into full Finnish sentences. That way you will be able to use the word not only by itself but embedded in a structure.

Finnish Adjectives in a Sentence

English Finnish Audio
Am I right or wrong?Olenko oikeassa vai väärässä?
Is he younger or older than you?Onko hän nuorempi vai vanhempi kuin sinä?
Is the test easy or difficult?Onko tämä koe helppo vai vaikea?
Is this book new or old?Onko tämä uusi vai vanha kirja?
This is so expensiveTämä on hyvin kallis

Questions?

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Vocabulary List about Food

Below is a list of 50 words related to food such as fruits, vegetables and edible items. If you can memorize them by heart, you will be able to buy many food necessities from the supermarket or off the menu in a restaurant without a problem.

Food List in Finnish

Food Finnish Audio
Breakfastaamiainen
Lunchlounas
Dinnerpäivällinen
Mealateria
Applesomenoita
AvocadosAvokadoja
Bananasbanaaneja
BeansPapuja
Breadleipä
Buttervoi
Carrots porkkanoita
Cheesejuusto
Chickenkana
Coffeekahvi
CornMaissia
CucumbersKurkkuja
Eggskananmunat
FigsViikunoita
Fishkala
Foodruoka
Fruithedelmiä
GarlicValkosipulia
GrapesRypäleitä
Ice creamjäätelö
Lemonssitruunoita
LettuceSalaattia
Meatliha
Milkmaito
OlivesOliiveja
Onionssipuleita
Orange juiceappelsiinimehu
Orangesappelsiineja
PeachesPersikoita
PearsPäärynoitä
PeppersPippureita
PineapplesAnanaksia
PizzaPizza / Pitsa
Potatoesperunoita
PumpkinKurpitsoja
Saladsalaatti
Saltsuola
Sandwichvoileipä
Soda (like Coke)limukka, limppari
StrawberriesMansikoita
Sugarsokeri
Teatee
Tomatoestomaatteja
VegetablesVihannekset
Watervesi
WatermelonVesimeloneja

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Daily Conversation in Finnish

Finally, a list of sentences If you simply want to ask a question, please vocabulary used in this lesson plus some bonus phrases. For a complete list of commonly used sentences, please visit our Finnish Phrases page. Enjoy!

Common Expressions in Finnish

English Finnish Audio
Are you thirsty?Oletko janoinen?
I'm hungryOlen nälkäinen
Do you have a bottle of water?Onko sinulla vesipulloa?
Breakfast is readyAamiainen on valmis
What kind of food do you like?Minkälaisesta ruoasta pidät?
I like cheese(Minä) Pidän juustosta
Bananas taste sweetBanaanit maistuvat makealle
I don't like cucumberEn pidä kurkusta
I like bananasPidän banaaneista
Lemons taste sourSitruunat maistuvat happamille
This fruit is deliciousTämä hedelmä on herkullinen
Vegetables are healthyVihannekset ovat terveellisiä
Hi!Hei, Moi, Terve
Good morning!Hyvää huomenta!
Good afternoon!Hyvää iltapäivää!
Good evening!Hyvää iltaa!
Welcome!Tervetuloa!
How are you? (informal)Mitä kuuluu?, Miten menee?, Miten voit?
How are you? (formal)Mitä sinulle kuuluu?
What's up? (colloquial) Mitä kuuluu?, miten menee?
I'm fine, thank you!Voin hyvin kiitos, minulla menee hyvin, kiitos!
And you? (informal)entä sinä?
And you? (formal)entä sinulle?
GoodHyvä

Fun Facts

Language Quote that a palindrome is a word, phrase, number, or other sequence of characters which reads the same backward or forward. Allowances may be made for adjustments to capital letters, punctuation, and word dividers.

Congratulations! You finished your second lesson in Finnish about adjectives, and food. Are you ready for the next lesson? We recommend Finnish Lesson 3. You can also simply click on one of the links below or go back to our Learn Finnish homepage.

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