Finnish Nouns

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

potatoes
potatoes Audio
perunoita
tomatoes
tomatoes Audio
tomaatteja
onions
onions Audio
sipuleita
carrots
carrots Audio
porkkanoita
fruits
fruits Audio
hedelmiä
apples
apples Audio
omenoita
bananas
bananas Audio
banaaneja
oranges
oranges Audio
appelsiineja

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
Finnish
do you have milk?
[verb + noun]
onko teillä maitoa? Audio
I have milk and coffee
[preposition + noun]
minulla on maitoa ja kahvia Audio
he has three apples
[number + plural noun]
hänellä on kolme omenaa Audio
she only has one apple
[number + singular noun]
hänellä on vain yksi omena Audio
we live in a small house
[adjective + noun]
asumme pienessä talossa Audio
I like our breakfast
[pronoun + noun]
pidän aamiaisestamme Audio

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

bread
bread Audio
leipä
milk
milk Audio
maito
butter
butter Audio
voi
cheese
cheese Audio
juusto
coffee
coffee Audio
kahvi
sandwich
sandwich Audio
voileipä
meat
meat Audio
liha
chicken
chicken Audio
kana
fish
fish Audio
kala
breakfast
breakfast Audio
aamiainen
lunch
lunch Audio
lounas
dinner
dinner Audio
päivällinen

Conversation in Finnish

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
Finnish
Do you speak (English/ Finnish)?
puhutko englantia/suomea? Audio
Just a little
vain vähän Audio
I like Finnish
pidän suomen kielestä Audio
Can I practice with you?
saanko harjoitella kanssasi? Audio
How old are you?
kuinka vanha olet? Audio
I'm thirty three years old
olen kolmekymmentäkolme vuotta vanha Audio
It was nice talking to you
oli mukava jutella Audio

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

Finnish Adjectives   Finnish Adjectives

Finnish Plural   Finnish Plural



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