Finnish Numbers

Welcome to the sixth Finnish lesson about numbers. This time we will learn about cardinal and ordinal numbers, followed by grammar rules, then animal names, finally a conversation in Finnish to help you practice your daily phrases.

Cardinal and Ordinal
Finnish
one
yksi Audio
first
ensimmäinen Audio
two
kaksi Audio
second
toinen Audio
three
kolme Audio
third
kolmas Audio
four
neljä Audio
fourth
neljäs Audio
five
viisi Audio
fifth
viides Audio
six
kuusi Audio
sixth
kuudes Audio
seven
seitsemän Audio
seventh
seitsemäs Audio
eight
kahdeksan Audio
eighth
kahdeksas Audio
nine
yhdeksän Audio
ninth
yhdeksäs Audio
ten
kymmenen Audio
tenth
kymmenes Audio
eleven
yksitoista Audio
eleventh
yhdestoista Audio
twelve
kaksitoista Audio
twelfth
kahdestoista Audio
thirteen
kolmetoista Audio
thirteenth
kolmastoista Audio
fourteen
neljätoista Audio
once
kerran Audio
fifteen
viisitoista Audio
twice
kahdesti Audio
sixteen
kuusitoista Audio
Monday
maanantai Audio
seventeen
seitsemäntoista Audio
Tuesday
tiistai Audio
eighteen
kahdeksantoista Audio
Wednesday
keskiviikko Audio
nineteen
yhdeksäntoista Audio
Thursday
torstai Audio
twenty
kaksikymmentä Audio
Friday
perjantai Audio
seventy one
seitsemänkymmentäyksi Audio
Saturday
lauantai Audio
one hundred
sata Audio
Sunday
sunnuntai Audio

Numbers Grammar Rules

Finnish cardinal numbers refer to the counting numbers, because they show quantity. For example: I speak two languages. Ordinal numbers on the other hand tell the order of things and their rank: my first language is Finnish. The examples below use numbers in different ways and places to demonstrate how they behave in a sentence.

Grammar + Rules
Finnish
I have three dogs
[number + noun]
minulla on kolme koiraa Audio
my daughter has two cats
[number + noun]
tyttärelläni on kaksi kissaa Audio
she speaks seven languages
[verb + number]
hän puhuu seitsemää kieltä Audio
my brother has one son
[number + singular noun]
veljelläni on yksi poika Audio
this is my second lesson
[ordinal number + noun]
tämä on minun toinen oppituntini Audio
did you read the third book?
[ordinal number + noun]
luitko kolmannen kirjan? Audio

We're not done yet! The following is a list of animals.

cow
cow Audio
lehmä
goat
goat Audio
vuohi
donkey
donkey Audio
aasi
horse
horse Audio
hevonen
dog
dog Audio
koira
cat
cat Audio
kissa
mouse
mouse Audio
hiiri
bird
bird Audio
lintu

Conversation in Finnish

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

English
Finnish
Where are you from?
mistä olet kotoisin? Audio
I'm from the U.S
olen kotoisin amerikasta Audio
I'm American
olen amerikkalainen Audio
Where do you live?
missä asut? Audio
I live in the U.S
asun amerikassa Audio
What do you do for a living?
mitä teet työksesi? Audio
I'm a student
olen opiskelija Audio

Did you enjoy this lesson about numbers in Finnish? I hope so, if you have any problem with this lesson contact me with questions you have here. You can now check the next lesson below.

Finnish Gender   Finnish Gender

Finnish Phrases   Finnish Phrases



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