How to form the plural in Finnish

How to form the plural in Finnish

You want to learn how to use the plural in Finnish? You've come to the right place! Scroll down and see the short Finnish lessons complete with useful examples. Apples, houses, books... we'll teach you everything you need to know about the plural in Finnish.

Finnish nouns - plural

The plural is used, in general, to talk about more than one object. Examples in English would be 'dogs', 'cats', 'houses' and 'children'. The plural in Finnish is generally formed by adding '-at', '-ot' or '-et' to the end of the word.

Examples

ystävät
friends
tytöt
girls
naiset
women
tuolit
chairs
miehet
men
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Step 5 : The plural in Finnish

The plural is important in Finnish when you need to talk about more than one thing. Using the nouns kirja, tuoli and ovi (book, chair, door) which you learned in Step 3, learn the plural of each of these words by heart. The plural forms are kirjat, tuolit and ovet. Now learn how to use each of these Finnish plural nouns with the definite article. The nouns together with the definite article are kirjat, tuolit and ovet (the books, the chairs, the doors). You can scroll to the top of this page to see a short lesson about the Finnish plural including useful examples. After you've learned the plural of kirja, tuoli and ovi, you can move on to Step 6 (Finnish demonstrative pronouns).

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