Finnish Verbs

Welcome to the 10th lesson about verbs in Finnish. We will first learn about the present tense, followed by the past tense, and future tense. We will also analyze some grammar rules, and finally practice how to ask for direction in Finnish.

Verbs are used to express an action (I swim) or a state of being (I am). The present tense in Finnish conveys a situation or event in the present time. Here are some examples:

Present Tense
Finnish
I speak English
puhun englantia Audio
you speak French
puhut ranskaa Audio
he speaks German
hän puhuu saksaa Audio
she speaks Italian
hän puhuu italiaa Audio
we speak Arabic
puhumme arabiaa Audio
they speak Chinese
he puhuvat kiinaa Audio

The past tense in Finnish conveys a situation or event in the past time. Here are some examples:

Past Tense
Finnish
I visited France
kävin ranskassa Audio
you visited Italy
kävit italiassa Audio
he visited Morocco
hän vieraili marokossa Audio
she visited China
hän vieraili kiinassa Audio
we visited Mexico
kävimme meksikossa Audio
they visited Kenya
he vierailivat keniassa Audio

The future tense in Finnish conveys a situation or event which is anticipated to happen in the future. Here are some examples:

Future Tense
Finnish
I will drink milk
juon maitoa Audio
you will drink coffee
juot kahvia Audio
he will drink tea
hän juo teetä Audio
she will drink water
hän juo vettä Audio
we will drink apple juice
juomme omenamehua Audio
they will drink tea
he juovat teetä Audio

Now let's take a break and refresh our vocabulary by learning the body parts.

ear
ear Audio
korva
eye
eye Audio
silmä
mouth
mouth Audio
suu
nose
nose Audio
nenä
hair
hair Audio
tukka
face
face Audio
kasvot
head
head Audio
pää
heart
heart Audio
sydän
hand
hand Audio
käsi
fingers
fingers Audio
sormet
leg
leg Audio
jalka
feet
feet Audio
jalat

Travel Phrases in Finnish

Imagine yourself in some Finnish speaking country. The following travel phrases are highly important and can help you avoid misunderstanding. Try to memorize them and practice!

English
Finnish
Can you help me?
voitteko auttaa minua? Audio
Can I help you?
voinko auttaa? Audio
Where is the airport?
missä on lentokenttä? Audio
Go straight
mene suoraan Audio
Then
sitten Audio
Turn left
käänny vasemmalle Audio
Turn right
käänny oikealle Audio

I hope this lesson about the verbs in Finnish was not hard for you. If you have any question about this lesson please contact me here. Now it's time to check the next lesson below.

Finnish Vocabulary   Finnish Vocabulary

Finnish Audio   Finnish Audio



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