Estonian Nouns

Welcome to the third Estonian lesson about nouns. This time we will first learn about fruits and vegetables, followed by grammar rules, then food items, finally a conversation in Estonian to help you practice your daily phrases.

potatoes
potatoes Audio
kartulid
tomatoes
tomatoes Audio
tomatid
onions
onions Audio
sibulad
carrots
carrots Audio
porgandid
fruits
fruits Audio
puuviljad
apples
apples Audio
õunad
bananas
bananas Audio
banaanid
oranges
oranges Audio
apelsinid

Nouns Grammar Rules

In general nouns refer to a person, an object, or abstract ideas. For example: a fast runner the noun is [runner] because it refers to a person. The examples below use nouns in different ways and places to demonstrate how they behave in a sentence.

Grammar + Rules
Estonian
do you have milk?
[verb + noun]
kas teil on piima? Audio
I have milk and coffee
[preposition + noun]
mul on piima ja kohvi Audio
he has three apples
[number + plural noun]
tal on kolm õuna Audio
she only has one apple
[number + singular noun]
tal on ainult üks õun Audio
we live in a small house
[adjective + noun]
me elame väikeses majas Audio
I like our breakfast
[pronoun + noun]
mulle meeldib me hommikusöök Audio

The following are nouns of food items that you might be interested in learning and memorizing.

bread
bread Audio
leib
milk
milk Audio
piim
butter
butter Audio
või
cheese
cheese Audio
juust
coffee
coffee Audio
kohv
sandwich
sandwich Audio
võileib
meat
meat Audio
liha
chicken
chicken Audio
kanaliha
fish
fish Audio
kala
breakfast
breakfast Audio
hommikusöök
lunch
lunch Audio
lõunasöök
dinner
dinner Audio
õhtusöök

Conversation in Estonian

Now we finally reach the fun part, the practice of the daily conversations. These phrases are used to get to know new people, and break the ice.

English
Estonian
Do you speak (English/ Estonian)?
kas te räägite (inglise / eesti) keelt? Audio
Just a little
natuke Audio
I like Estonian
mulle meeldib eesti keel Audio
Can I practice with you?
kas ma tohin teiega koos harjutada? Audio
How old are you?
kui vana te olete? Audio
I'm thirty three years old
ma olen 33 aastat vana Audio
It was nice talking to you
oli tore vestelda! Audio

I hope you enjoyed this lesson about the nouns in Estonian. If you have any question about this lesson please contact me here. Now check the next lesson below.

Estonian Adjectives   Estonian Adjectives

Estonian Plural   Estonian Plural



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