Finnish Lesson 5 (Feminine and Clothes)

Duration: 30 mins

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The 5th Finnish lesson teaches the use of the gender by creating the feminine from the masculine form. In addition to that, I included a vocabulary list about clothes and finally common phrases about origins. 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 derive the feminine from the masculine form is very useful. It can make it easy to have a conversation about family members, pets, or professions. An example would be: "man", "woman", "Cat (fem.)", "cat (masc.)" etc.

Below is a list of 12 masculine and feminine 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.

Masculine vs. Feminine in Finnish

Feminine Finnish Audio
Cat (Masc.)Kolli
Cat (Fem.)Mirri

Now we will try to implement some of the forms 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 Gender in a Sentence

English Finnish Audio
He is tallHän on pitkä
She is tallHän on pitkä
He is a short manHän on lyhyt mies
She is a short womanHän on lyhyt nainen
He is GermanHän on saksalainen
She is GermanHän on saksalainen
Japanese men are friendlyJapanilaiset miehet ovat ystävällisiä
Japanese women are friendlyJapanilaiset naiset ovat ystävällisiä


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Vocabulary List about Clothes

Below is a list of 20 words related to clothes and wearable accessories. Memorizing them by heart can make it easy for you to shop for clothes and maybe get some good bargains.

Clothes List in Finnish

Clothes Finnish Audio
Pants (Trousers)housut


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Daily Conversation in Finnish

Finally, these are a couple of phrases used in conversations to express where you are from or where you live etc. For a complete list of commonly used sentences, please visit our Finnish Phrases page.

Common Expressions in Finnish

Do you like my dress?Pidätkö mekostani?
I lost my socksHukkasin / kadotin sukkani
It looks good on youSe näyttää hyvältä päälläsi
She has a beautiful ringHänellä on kaunis sormus
These pants (trousers) are longNämä housut ovat pitkät
These shoes are smallNämä kengät ovat pienet
Where are you from?Mistä olet kotoisin?
I'm from the U.SOlen Yhdysvalloista
I'm AmericanOlen amerikkalainen
Where do you live?Missä asut?
I live in the U.SAsun Yhdysvalloissa
Do you like it here?Tykkäätkö olla täällä? Nautitko olostasi täällä?

Fun Facts

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Congratulations! You finished your 5th lesson in Finnish about masculine, feminine, and clothes. Are you ready for the next lesson? We recommend Finnish Lesson 6. You can also simply click on one of the links below or go back to our Learn Finnish homepage.

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