Finnish Lesson 7 (Negation and Human Body)

Duration: 30 mins

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Lesson number 7 teaches an important aspect in Finnish which is negation. I'm also including a list of vocabulary about the human body, and finally a conversation about getting to know someone. 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.


Negation is the opposite of an affirmative statement. So basically any negative expression such as "no", "never" "nothing" etc. Knowing how to use the negation form could help you double the number of expressions you could use in a sentence.

Here are some negation expressions 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.

Negation in Finnish

Negation Finnish Audio
NothingEi mitään
Not yetEi vielä
No oneEi kukaan
No longerEi enää
Neverei koskaan
CannotEi voi
Should notEi pitäisi

Now we will try to implement some of the negative expressions 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 Negation in a Sentence

English Finnish Audio
Don't worry!Älä huoli!
I cannot remember the wordEn muista sitä sanaa
I do not speak JapaneseEn puhu japania
I don't know!En tiedä!
I'm not fluent in Italian yetEn puhu italiaa vielä sujuvasti
I'm not interested!Ei kiinnosta!
No one here speaks GreekKukaan täällä ei puhu kreikkaa
No problem!Ei kestä!
This is not correctTämä ei ole oikein
This is wrongTämä on väärin
We don't understandEmme ymmärrä
You should not forget this wordSinun ei pitäisi unohtaa tätä sanaa


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Vocabulary List about the Human Body

Below is a list of 20 words related to human body. If you can memorize them by heart, you might be able to communicate to your doctor if you have amy pain or discomfort.

Human Body List in Finnish

Body Finnish Audio


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Daily Conversation in Finnish

Finally, a list of commonly used expressions about getting to know someone for the first time. For a complete list of commonly used sentences, please visit our Finnish Phrases page. Enjoy!

Common Expressions in Finnish

English Finnish Audio
He feels with his handHän tuntee käsiensä avulla, hän tuntee käsillänsä.
I smell with my noseHaistan nenälläni
She has beautiful eyesHänellä on kauniit silmät.
She tastes with her tongueHän maistaa kielellänsä
We see with our eyesNäemme silmillämme
You hear with your earsKuulet korvillasi.
How old are you?Minkä ikäinen olet?
I'm (twenty, thirty...) Years oldOlen (kaksikymmentä, kolmekymmentä...) vuotias
Are you married?Oletko naimisissa?
Do you have children?Onko sinulla lapsia?
I have to goMinun pitää mennä
I will be right back!Tulen heti takaisin!

Fun Facts

Language Quote: English is the official language of the sky! It doesn't matter which country they are from, all pilots speak in English on international flights.

Congratulations! You finished your 7th lesson in Finnish about negation, and the human body. Are you ready for the next lesson? We recommend Finnish Lesson 8. You can also simply click on one of the links below or go back to our Learn Finnish homepage.

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