Finnish Lesson 3 (Plural and Languages)

Duration: 30 mins

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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.

Singular vs. Plural in Finnish

English Finnish Audio

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.

Singular vs. Plural in a Sentence

English Finnish Audio
We speak two languagesMe puhumme kahta kieltä
They speak four languagesHe puhuvat neljää kieltä
I visited one countryVierailin yhdessä maassa
She visited three countriesHän vieraili kolmessa maassa
She has one sisterHänellä on yksi sisko
He has two sistersHänellä on kaksi siskoa


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Vocabulary List about Languages, Nationalities, and Countries

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.

Languages Nationalities and Countries List in Finnish

English Finnish Audio
Arabic (language)arabiaa
Moroccan (nationality)marokkolainen
Morocco (country)Marokko
Brazilian (language)brasiliaa
Brazilian (nationality)brasilialainen
Brazil (country)Brasilia
Chinese (language)kiinaa
Chinese (nationality)kiinalainen
China (country)Kiina
English (language)englantia
British (nationality)brittiläinen
Britain (country)Britannia
American (nationality)amerikkalainen
America (country)Amerikka
French (language)ranskaa
French (nationality)ranskalainen
France (country)Ranska
German (language)saksaa
German (nationality)saksalainen
Germany (country)Saksa
Greek (language)kreikan
Greek (nationality)kreikkalainen
Greece (country)Kreikka
Hindi (language)hindin kieli
Indian (nationality)intialainen
India (country)Intia
Irish (language)irlantia
Irish (nationality)irlantilainen
Ireland (country)Irlanti
Italian (language)italiaa
Italian (nationality)italialainen
Italy (country)Italia
Japanese (language)japanin kieli
Japanese (nationality)japanilainen
Japan (country)Japani
Korean (language)korea
Korean (nationality)korealainen
Korea (country)Korea
Persian (language)persian kieli
Iranian (nationality)iranilainen
Iran (country)Iran
Portuguese (language)portugalia
Portuguese (nationality)portugalilainen
Portugal (country)Portugali
Russian (language)venäjää
Russian (nationality)venäläinen
Russia (country)Venäjä
Spanish (language)espanjaa
Spanish (nationality)espanjalainen
Spain (country)Espanja


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Daily Conversation in Finnish

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!

Common Expressions in Finnish

English Finnish Audio
I don't speak KoreanEn osaa koreaa
I love the Japanese languageRakastan japanin kieltä
I speak ItalianPuhun italiaa
I want to learn SpanishHaluan oppia espanjaa
My mother tongue is GermanÄidinkieleni on saksa
Spanish is easy to learnEspanja on helppo oppia
He has a Moroccan rugHänellä on marokkolainen matto
I have an American carMinulla on amerikkalainen auto
I love French cheeseRakastan ranskalaista juustoa
I'm ItalianOlen italialainen.
My father is GreekIsäni on kreikkalainen
My wife is KoreanVaimoni on korealainen
Have you ever been to India?Oletko koskaan käynyt Intiassa?
I came from SpainTulin Espanjasta
I live in AmericaAsun Amerikassa
I want to go to GermanyHaluan mennä Saksaan
I was born in ItalySynnyin Italiassa
Japan is a beautiful countryJapani on kaunis maa
Long time no seePitkästä aikaa
I missed youOli ikävä
What's new?Mitä uutta?
Nothing newEi ihmeempää / kummempaa
Make yourself at home!Ole kuin kotonasi!
Have a good tripHyvää matkaa

Fun Facts

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.

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