The 8th lesson contains the Finnish pronouns including the subject, object and possessive forms. In addition, you will find a vocabulary list about travel and finally some general common 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.
Pronouns are a must to learn because they are part of almost every sentence. They make up about 20% of the daily language use which includes the subject, object and possessive pronoun. If there is an lesson you should NOT skip, this would be one of them.
We will start with the subject pronouns since it's the most used of the 4 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.
Object pronouns are another important one you should make sure you master.
|Me||minut, minua, minulle|
|You||sinut, sinua, sinulle|
|Him||hänet, häntä, hänelle|
|Her||hänet, häntä, hänelle|
|Us||meidät, meitä, meille|
|You (plural)||teidät, teitä, teille|
|Them||heidät, heitä, heille|
|Can you call us?||Voitko soittaa meille?|
|Give me your phone number||Anna minulle puhelinnumerosi|
|I can give you my email||Voin antaa sinulle sähköpostiosoitteeni|
|Tell him to call me||Käske häntä soittamaan minulle|
Now we will discuss the possessive pronoun also called possessive determiners which is very straight forward and self explanatory. You use it when you want to express that something belongs to you but usually it comes before a noun.
|His email is...||Hänen sähköpostiosoitteensa on...|
|My phone number is...||Minun puhelinnumeroni on...|
|Our dream is to visit Spain||Meidän unelmamme on käydä Espanjassa|
|Their country is beautiful||Heidän maansa on kaunis|
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As for the possessive case of the pronoun, it is used differently because it does not have to come before a noun. Check out the examples!
Below is a list of 31 words and expressions related to travel such as means of transportation, lodging and tourism. If you memorize them by heart, you will be able to get around the country and ask for directions much easier than if you did not.
|Bus station||Bussiasema, linja-autoasema|
|For business||Asiointia varten|
|For pleasure||Nauttimista varten|
|By bus||Bussilla, Linja-autolla|
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Finally, a list of sentences that you might need or see often. For a complete list of commonly used sentences, please visit our Finnish Phrases page. Enjoy!
|Do you accept credit cards?||Hyväksyttekö luottokortit?|
|How much will it cost?||Kuinka paljon se maksaa?|
|I have a reservation||Minulla on varaus|
|I'd like to rent a car||Haluaisin vuokrata auton|
|I'm here on business / on vacation.||Olen työ- / lomamatkalla.|
|Is this seat taken?||Onko tämä paikka varattu?|
|It was nice meeting you||Oli kiva tavata|
|Take this! (when giving something)||Ota tämä!|
|Do you like it?||Pidätkö siitä?|
|I really like it!||Pidän siitä paljon!|
|I'm just kidding||Lasken vain leikkiä|
|I'm hungry||Minulla on nälkä|
|I'm thirsty||Minulla on jano|
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 8th lesson in Finnish about the pronouns, and travel expressions. Are you ready for the next lesson? We recommend Finnish Lesson 9. You can also simply click on one of the links below or go back to our Learn Finnish homepage.