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.
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.
|He is tall||Hän on pitkä|
|She is tall||Hän on pitkä|
|He is a short man||Hän on lyhyt mies|
|She is a short woman||Hän on lyhyt nainen|
|He is German||Hän on saksalainen|
|She is German||Hän on saksalainen|
|Japanese men are friendly||Japanilaiset miehet ovat ystävällisiä|
|Japanese women are friendly||Japanilaiset naiset ovat ystävällisiä|
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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.
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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.
|Do you like my dress?||Pidätkö mekostani?|
|I lost my socks||Hukkasin / kadotin sukkani|
|It looks good on you||Se näyttää hyvältä päälläsi|
|She has a beautiful ring||Hänellä on kaunis sormus|
|These pants (trousers) are long||Nämä housut ovat pitkät|
|These shoes are small||Nämä kengät ovat pienet|
|Where are you from?||Mistä olet kotoisin?|
|I'm from the U.S||Olen Yhdysvalloista|
|I'm American||Olen amerikkalainen|
|Where do you live?||Missä asut?|
|I live in the U.S||Asun Yhdysvalloissa|
|Do you like it here?||Tykkäätkö olla täällä? Nautitko olostasi täällä?|
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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.