Pronouns

Finnish Lesson 8 (Pronouns and Travel)

Duration: 30 mins

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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

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.

Subject Pronouns in Finnish

Pronouns Finnish Audio
Iminä
Yousinä
Hehän
Shehän
Weme
You (plural)te
Theyhe
I love youRakastan sinua
She is beautifulHän on kaunis
They are dancingHe tanssivat
We are happyOlemme onnellisia

Object pronouns are another important one you should make sure you master.

Object Pronouns in Finnish

Pronouns Finnish Audio
Meminut, minua, minulle
Yousinut, sinua, sinulle
Himhänet, häntä, hänelle
Herhänet, häntä, hänelle
Usmeidät, meitä, meille
You (plural)teidät, teitä, teille
Themheidät, heitä, heille
Can you call us?Voitko soittaa meille?
Give me your phone numberAnna minulle puhelinnumerosi
I can give you my emailVoin antaa sinulle sähköpostiosoitteeni
Tell him to call meKäske 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.

Possessive Pronouns Finnish

Pronouns Finnish Audio
Myminun
Yoursinun
Hishänen
Herhänen
Ourmeidän
Your (plural)teidän
Theirheidän
His email is...Hänen sähköpostiosoitteensa on...
My phone number is...Minun puhelinnumeroni on...
Our dream is to visit SpainMeidän unelmamme on käydä Espanjassa
Their country is beautifulHeidän maansa on kaunis

Questions?

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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!

Possessive Case of the Pronoun in Finnish

Pronouns Finnish Audio
Mineminun
Yourssinun
Hishänen
Hershänen
Oursmeidän
Yours (plural)teidän
Theirsheidän
Is this pen yours?Onko tämä kynä sinun?
The book is mineKirja on minun
The shoes are hersKengät ovat hänen
Victory is oursVoitto on meidän

Vocabulary List about Travel

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.

Travel List in Finnish

Travel Finnish Audio
Airplanelentokone
Airportlentokenttä
Busbussi, linja-auto
Bus stationBussiasema, linja-autoasema
Carauto
FlightLento
For businessAsiointia varten
For pleasureNauttimista varten
Help DeskNeuvonta
Hotelhotelli
Luggagematkatavarat
ParkingPysäköinti
Passportpassi
Reservationvaraus
Taxitaksi
Ticketlippu
To travelMatkustaa
TourismTurismi
Train (noun)juna
Train stationJuna-asema
By trainJunalla
By carAutolla
By busBussilla, Linja-autolla
By taxiTaksilla
By airplaneLentokoneella

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Daily Conversation in Finnish

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!

Common Expressions in Finnish

English Finnish Audio
Do you accept credit cards?Hyväksyttekö luottokortit?
How much will it cost?Kuinka paljon se maksaa?
I have a reservationMinulla on varaus
I'd like to rent a carHaluaisin vuokrata auton
I'm here on business / on vacation.Olen työ- / lomamatkalla.
Is this seat taken?Onko tämä paikka varattu?
It was nice meeting youOli 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 kiddingLasken vain leikkiä
I'm hungryMinulla on nälkä
I'm thirstyMinulla on jano

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 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.

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