The 3rd lesson is about the plural in Finnish and how to create it from the singular form. In addition, I will include a list of vocabulary about languages, nationalities, and countries. Finally, you will find some common everyday sentences. 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.
Knowing how to create the plural from the singular word can double the vocabulary you already know. It can make it easy to have a conversation about different topics by simply knowing some grammatical rules. For example how to change the word "book" to "books" or "woman" to "women".
Below is a list of singular words and their plural equivalent. I included examples about nature as well as about humans. 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.
Now we will try to implement some of the words above into full Finnish sentences. That way you will be able to see how both forms are used when embedded in a structure.
|We speak two languages||Me puhumme kahta kieltä|
|They speak four languages||He puhuvat neljää kieltä|
|I visited one country||Vierailin yhdessä maassa|
|She visited three countries||Hän vieraili kolmessa maassa|
|She has one sister||Hänellä on yksi sisko|
|He has two sisters||Hänellä on kaksi siskoa|
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Below is a list of 50 words related to languages, nationalities, and countries. If you can memorize them by heart, you will be able to have a good conversation about how many languages you speak or where you came from.
|Hindi (language)||hindin kieli|
|Japanese (language)||japanin kieli|
|Persian (language)||persian kieli|
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Finally, a list of sentences about languages, nationalities, and countries plus some bonus phrases. For a complete list of commonly used sentences, please visit our Finnish Phrases page. Enjoy!
|I don't speak Korean||En osaa koreaa|
|I love the Japanese language||Rakastan japanin kieltä|
|I speak Italian||Puhun italiaa|
|I want to learn Spanish||Haluan oppia espanjaa|
|My mother tongue is German||Äidinkieleni on saksa|
|Spanish is easy to learn||Espanja on helppo oppia|
|He has a Moroccan rug||Hänellä on marokkolainen matto|
|I have an American car||Minulla on amerikkalainen auto|
|I love French cheese||Rakastan ranskalaista juustoa|
|I'm Italian||Olen italialainen.|
|My father is Greek||Isäni on kreikkalainen|
|My wife is Korean||Vaimoni on korealainen|
|Have you ever been to India?||Oletko koskaan käynyt Intiassa?|
|I came from Spain||Tulin Espanjasta|
|I live in America||Asun Amerikassa|
|I want to go to Germany||Haluan mennä Saksaan|
|I was born in Italy||Synnyin Italiassa|
|Japan is a beautiful country||Japani on kaunis maa|
|Long time no see||Pitkästä aikaa|
|I missed you||Oli ikävä|
|What's new?||Mitä uutta?|
|Nothing new||Ei ihmeempää / kummempaa|
|Make yourself at home!||Ole kuin kotonasi!|
|Have a good trip||Hyvää matkaa|
Language Quote that by simply knowing how to form the plural, you can double the number of nouns in your vocabulary, without having to memorize all the plural form.
Congratulations! You finished your third lesson in Finnish about singular, plural, languages, nationalities, and countries. Are you ready for the next lesson? We recommend Finnish Lesson 4. You can also simply click on one of the links below or go back to our Learn Finnish homepage.