Finnish Adjectives

Welcome to the second Finnish lesson about adjectives. This time we will first learn about colors, followed by grammar rules, then weather expressions, finally a conversation in Finnish to help you practice your daily phrases.

black
black Audio
musta
grey
grey Audio
harmaa
white
white Audio
valkoinen
blue
blue Audio
sininen
green
green Audio
vihreä
yellow
yellow Audio
keltainen
red
red Audio
punainen
brown
brown Audio
ruskea

Adjectives Grammar Rules

In general adjectives are words which describe or modify another person or object in a given sentence. For example: a beautiful flower the adjective is [beautiful] because it describes the noun [flower]. The following examples use adjectives in different ways and places to demonstrate how they behave in a sentence.

Grammar Rules
Finnish
my house is white
[noun + adjective]
minun huoneeni on valkoinen Audio
your country is big
[noun + adjective]
teidän maanne on suuri Audio
new books are expensive
[plural + adjective]
uudet kirjat ovat kalliita Audio
we are happy here
[pronoun + verb + adjective]
olemme onnellisia täällä Audio
she has three small dogs
[adjective + plural]
hänellä on kolme pientä koiraa Audio
this language is very easy
[adverb + adjective]
tämä kieli on erittäin helppo Audio
I have a small green house
[adjective + adjective]
minulla on pieni kasvihuone Audio

We're not done yet! The following is a list of more adjectives for you, often used when referring to weather conditions. I think it would be wise to memorize them.

cold
cold Audio
kylmä
hot
hot Audio
kuuma
cloudy
cloudy Audio
pilvinen
rainy
rainy Audio
sateinen
snowy
snowy Audio
luminen
sunny
sunny Audio
aurinkoinen
windy
windy Audio
tuulinen
warm
warm Audio
lämmin

Conversation in Finnish

Now we finally reach the most exciting part, the practice of the daily expressions used in almost every conversation. I recommend memorizing these phrases, because you will need them for sure.

English
Finnish
hi
hei Audio
how are you?
mitä kuuluu? Audio
I'm good, thank you
ihan hyvää kiitos Audio
and you?
entäs sinä? Audio
what is your name?
mikä on nimesi? Audio
my name is Maya
nimeni on maya Audio
nice to meet you
hauska tavata Audio

I hope you enjoyed this lesson about adjectives in Finnish. If you have any question about this lesson please contact me here. The next lesson is below.

Finnish Alphabet   Finnish Alphabet

Finnish Nouns   Finnish Nouns



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