Welcome to the fifth Finnish lesson about gender. This time we will view a list of people, feminine and masculine, followed by grammar rules, finally a list of expressions in Finnish to help you practice your daily phrases.
In general, gender is used to distinguish between male and female, sometimes referred to as masculine and feminine. For example: my son and daughter are students the noun [son] is masculine, while [daughter] is feminine. The following examples use gender in different ways and places to demonstrate their behavior.
|Grammar + Rules - Finnish|
|my son is a student|
[masculine + noun] poikani on opiskelija
|her daughter is a student|
[feminine + noun] hänen tyttärensä on opiskelija
|he has a tall brother|
[adjective + masculine] hänellä on pitkä veli
|she has a tall sister|
[adjective + feminine] hänellä on pitkä sisko
|his brothers are young|
[plural masculine + adjective] hänen veljensä ovat nuoria
|his sisters are young|
[plural feminine + adjective] hänen sisarensa ovat nuoria
The list below will probably provide more clarification. These are family members (males and females). I think it would be wise to memorize them as part of your important vocabulary list.
Now it's time to practice expressions used in daily conversations. If you're a beginner in learning Finnish, then the phrases below are something you would want to know.
|English - Finnish|
|What do you mean? mitä tarkoitat?|
|I don't understand en ymmärrä|
|I don't know en tiedä|
|What is that called in Finnish? miksi tätä kutsutaan suomeksi?|
|What is this? mikä tämä on?|
|What does that word mean in English? mitä tämä sana tarkoittaa englanniksi?|
|Sorry (if you made a mistake) anteeksi|
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