How to form simple sentences in Finnish

How to form simple sentences in Finnish

You want to learn how to form simple sentences in Finnish? You've come to the right place! Scroll down and see the short Finnish lessons complete with useful examples. The house is big, the book is old... we make forming simple Finnish sentences easy.

Simple Finnish sentences

In a typical sentence in Finnish which uses the verb 'to be', the verb is placed between the subject and the attribute as in English. In the singular, the verb 'to be' is 'on'. In the plural, the verb 'to be' is 'ovat'.


Miehet ovat isoja.
The men are big.
Miehet ovat vanhoja.
The men are old.
Miehet ovat nuoria.
The men are young.
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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. These essential phrases cover everything from Finnish greetings to business and workplace communications to love and dating.

See you again
Nähdään myöhemmin
See you later
See you tomorrow
Nähdään pian
See you soon
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If you want to go from beginner to fluent in Finnish in a reasonable amount of time, you'll need a proven study method and daily dedication. Our nine-step Finnish learning guide will show you how to teach yourself Finnish in a structured,effective way. The steps below will take you through the progression of skills needed to learn to speak, read and understand Finnish.

Step 10 : Simple sentences in Finnish

You've already learned so much in steps 1 to 9 and we'd like to help you learn even more with this bonus step. Learn the phrases Tämä on kirja, Tämä on tuoli and Tämä on ovi (This is a book, This is a chair, This is a door). Then learn the phrases Ovi on iso and Ovi on pieni (The door is big, The door is small). And then learn the phrases Ovet ovat isoja and Ovet ovat pieniä (The doors are big, The doors are small). You can scroll to the top of this page to see a short lesson about simple Finnish sentences including useful examples. Take everything you have learned so far and then teach yourself just a few new words each week. In this way, you'll soon be able to say 100's, if not 1000's of short phrases in Finnish. Give it a try yourself!

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