Phrases

Finnish Phrases (Common Expressions)

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This section contains 400 of the most used phrases in Finnish. This should help you improve your speaking, reading and writing. Exploring the whole list will make it easier to start conversations and understand what was said to you. I divided this section into 4 pages, the first 100 are listed on this page, then the rest here: phrases 2, phrases 3, phrases 4. Each page contains 100 common expressions. Going through each 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.

Phrases Tips

To make sure you are more likely to remember each expression, try to first to read the sentence without hearing it, then click to hear how it is prnounced, then read it out loud 3 times while imagining yourself vividly talking to somone. Also try to practice what you memorized from time to time, to make it stick.

Here are the first 100 common phrases. You will find a lot of them are about greeting someone, introducing yourself or asking where someone is from ... etc. Basically, these are expressions which you might use when starting a conversation with someone you have just met.

Phrases in Finnish

Phrases Finnish Audio
How are you? (informal)Mitä kuuluu?, Miten menee?, Miten voit?
How are you? (formal)Mitä sinulle kuuluu?
What's up? (colloquial) Mitä kuuluu?, miten menee?
I'm fine, thank you!Voin hyvin kiitos, minulla menee hyvin, kiitos!
Hi!Hei, Moi, Terve
Good morning!Hyvää huomenta!
Good afternoon!Hyvää iltapäivää!
Good evening!Hyvää iltaa!
And you? (informal)entä sinä?
And you? (formal)entä sinulle?
GoodHyvä
We speak two languagesMe puhumme kahta kieltä
They speak four languagesHe puhuvat neljää kieltä
I visited one countryVierailin yhdessä maassa
She visited three countriesHän vieraili kolmessa maassa
She has one sisterHänellä on yksi sisko
He has two sistersHänellä on kaksi siskoa
Welcome!Tervetuloa!
Do you like it here?Tykkäätkö olla täällä? Nautitko olostasi täällä?
See you later!Nähdään myöhemmin!
Thank you very much!Kiitos oikein paljon!, kiitos kovasti!
I really like it!Pidän siitä paljon!
HappyIloinen, onnellinen
SadSurullinen
Thank you!Kiitos!
You're welcome! (in response to "thank you")Ei kestä.
Have a nice day!Hyvää päivänjatkoa!
Good night!Hyvää yötä!, öitä!
Have a good trip!Hyvää matkaa!
It was nice talking to you!Oli kiva jutella kanssasi!, Kanssasi oli kiva jutella!
Am I right or wrong?Olenko oikeassa vai väärässä?
Is he younger or older than you?Onko hän nuorempi vai vanhempi kuin sinä?
Is the test easy or difficult?Onko tämä koe helppo vai vaikea?
Is this book new or old?Onko tämä uusi vai vanha kirja?
This is so expensiveTämä on hyvin kallis

More Sentences

English Finnish Audio
Languages
I don't speak KoreanEn osaa koreaa
I love the Japanese languageRakastan japanin kieltä
I speak ItalianPuhun italiaa
I want to learn SpanishHaluan oppia espanjaa
My mother tongue is GermanÄidinkieleni on saksa
Spanish is easy to learnEspanja on helppo oppia
Origins
He has a Moroccan rugHänellä on marokkolainen matto
I have an American carMinulla on amerikkalainen auto
I love French cheeseRakastan ranskalaista juustoa
I'm ItalianOlen italialainen.
My father is GreekIsäni on kreikkalainen
My wife is KoreanVaimoni on korealainen
Countries
Have you ever been to India?Oletko koskaan käynyt Intiassa?
I came from SpainTulin Espanjasta
I live in AmericaAsun Amerikassa
I want to go to GermanyHaluan mennä Saksaan
I was born in ItalySynnyin Italiassa
Japan is a beautiful countryJapani on kaunis maa
Long time no seePitkästä aikaa
I missed youOli ikävä
What's new?Mitä uutta?
Nothing newEi ihmeempää / kummempaa
Make yourself at home!Ole kuin kotonasi!
Have a good tripHyvää matkaa
Can I practice Italian with you?Voinko harjoitella italiaa kanssasi?
I speak French but with an accentPuhun ranskaa, mutta korostaen
I was born in MiamiSynnyin Miamissa
I'm from JapanOlen Japanista
The letter is inside the bookKirje on kirjan sisällä
The pen is under the deskKynä on työpöydän alla
DirectionsSuunnat
Can I help you?Voinko auttaa sinua?
Can you help me?Voitko auttaa minua?
Can you show me?Voisitko näyttää minulle?
Come with me!Tule mukaani!
Downtown (city center)Keskusta
Excuse me! (to ask someone)Anteeksi!
Go straightMene suoraan
How can I get to the museum? Miten pääsen museolle?
How long does it take to get there?Kuinka kauan kestää päästä sinne?
I'm lostOlen eksynyt
I'm not from hereEn ole täältä
It's far from hereSe on kaukana täältä
It's near hereSe on lähistöllä
One moment please!Pieni hetki!
Turn leftKäänny vasempaan
Turn rightKäänny oikealle

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