How to conjugate a verb in Finnish

How to conjugate a verb in Finnish

You want to learn how to conjugate Finnish verbs? You've come to the right place! Scroll down and see the short Finnish lessons complete with useful examples. I speak, you speak, we all speak... we make learning Finnish verbs fun.

Finnish verb conjugation: I

Verbs are used to describe actions. Finnish verbs are conjugated for each person. The conjugation consists of an ending placed on the verb stem. For the first person singular, Finnish verbs typically use the ending '-n'.


minä voitan
I win
minä nousen
I rise
minä putoan
I fall
minä teen
I do
minä menetän
I lose
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Finnish is recognized officially in both Sweden and Finnland. If you are planning on doing some travelling, learning Finnish would be a great way to make the most of your trip.

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Basic words and phrases in Finnish

Learn to get by in Finnish with these useful words and phrases. The phrases below will help you to greet people in Finnish, introduce yourself in Finnish and even hold a conversation in Finnish after you have met someone.

Hauskaa päivän jatkoa !
Have a nice day !
Pidä hauskaa !
Have fun !
Hyvää viikonloppua !
Have a nice weekend !
Hyvää illanjatkoa !
Have a nice evening !
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Step 8 : Finnish verbs

Verbs are used to describe actions. There are 1000's of verbs that you can learn in Finnish. A good approach would be to start out by learning just three Finnish verbs by heart. We suggest you learn the Finnish verbs nähdä, tahtoa and pitää (see, want, like). Using the nouns kirja, tuoli and ovi (book, chair, door) which you learned in Step 3, learn to use each verb with each noun (I want the book, you see the chair, they like the door etc.). You can scroll to the top of this page to see a short lesson about Finnish verbs including useful examples. After you've learned using the three verbs nähdä, tahtoa and pitää by heart you can move on to Step 9 (Finnish possessive pronouns).

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