Numbers

Finnish Lesson 6 (Numbers and School)

Duration: 30 mins

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The 6th lesson teaches counting in cardinal and ordinal numbers in Finnish. I also included a vocabulary list about school and finally common daily phrases. 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.

Numbers

Knowing how to count in Finnish is essential and should be one of first things to learn. By simply knowing numbers from 1 to 9 you could express large numbers in a simplified way. Cardinal numbers are for counting such as "1, 2, 3 ...". Ordinal numbers represent order or rank such as "1st, 2nd, 3rd ...".

Below is a list of the first 20 cardinal and ordinal numbers 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.

Numbers in Finnish

Numbers Finnish Audio
Oneyksi
Firstensimmäinen
Twokaksi
Secondtoinen
Threekolme
Thirdkolmas
Fourneljä
Fourthneljäs
Fiveviisi
Fifthviides
Sixkuusi
Sixthkuudes
Sevenseitsemän
Seventhseitsemäs
Eightkahdeksan
Eighthkahdeksas
Nineyhdeksän
Ninthyhdeksäs
Tenkymmenen
Tenthkymmenes
Elevenyksitoista
Eleventhyhdestoista
Twelvekaksitoista
Twelfthkahdestoista
Thirteenkolmetoista
Thirteenthkolmastoista
Fourteenneljätoista
Fourteenthneljästoista
Fifteenviisitoista
Fifteenthviidestoista
Sixteenkuusitoista
Sixteenthkuudestoista
Seventeenseitsemäntoista
Seventeenthseitsemästoista
Eighteenkahdeksantoista
Eighteenthkahdeksastoista
Nineteenyhdeksäntoista
Nineteenthyhdeksästoista
Twentykaksikymmentä
Twentiethkahdeskymmenes
Thirty three (31)kolmekymmentäkolme
One hundred (100)sata
Three hundred and sixty (360)kolmesataakuusikymmentä
One thousand (1000)tuhat
Two thousand and fourteen (2014)kaksituhattaneljätoista
One millionmiljoona
Oncekerran
Twicekahdesti

Now we will try to implement some of the numbers 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 Numbers in a Sentence

Numbers Finnish Audio
I'm 30 years oldOlen kolmekymmentä vuotta vanha
I have 2 sisters and 1 brotherMinulla on kaksi siskoa ja yksi veli
English is my first languageEnglanti on ensimmäinen kieleni
Her second language is SpanishHänen toinen kielensä on espanja

Questions?

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Vocabulary List about School

Below is a list of 26 words related to school and classrooms. If you can memorize them by heart, you will be able communicate to a teacher/students many objects in your class.

School Words in Finnish

School Finnish Audio
Answervastaus
Bookkirja
Bookskirjat
Chairtuoli
Deskkirjoituspöytä
Dictionarysanakirja
Laptopkannettava tietokone, läppäri
Librarykirjasto
Notebook (paper notebook)muistivihko
Pagesivu
Paperpaperi
Penkynä
Pencillyijykynä
Questionkysymys
Schoolkoulu
Studentopiskelija
Teacheropettaja
Universityyliopisto

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Daily Conversation in Finnish

Finally, a couple bonus sentences that you might find useful. For a complete list of commonly used sentences, please visit our Finnish Phrases page. Enjoy!

Common Expressions in Finnish

English Finnish Audio
I have a questionMinulla on kysymys
To listenkuunnella
To readlukea
To speakpuhua
To thinkajatella, miettiä
To understandymmärtää
To writekirjoittaa
What's the name of that book?Mikä sen / tuon kirjan nimi on?
What do you do for a living?Mitä teet elääksesi? Mitä teet työksesi?
I'm a (teacher / artist / engineer)Olen (opettaja / taiteilija / insinööri)
Oh! That's good!Ai! Sepä hyvä!
Can I practice with you?Voinko harjoitella kanssasi?

Fun Facts

Language Quote: Approximately one new word is added to the English language every two hours and around 4,000 new words are added to the English dictionary every year.

Congratulations! You finished your 6th lesson in Finnish about numbers, and school terms. Are you ready for the next lesson? We recommend Finnish Lesson 7. You can also simply click on one of the links below or go back to our Learn Finnish homepage.

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