The Thinking of Speaking
Issue #28 July / August 2017
Culture
Basic Guide to Finnish
by Erik Zidowecki, Kendal Knetemann
July / August 2017 | 
Basic Guide to
 Finnish
Finnish is a Finno-Ugric language spoken by about 5 million people in Finland, where it is an official language, as well as in Sweden, Norway, Estonia, Canada and Russia.

Here are some beginner words and phrases in Finnish for you to gain a simple introduction to it.

EnglishFinnish
HelloHei
Good morningHyvää huomenta
Good afternoonHyvää päivää
Good eveningHyvää iltaa
Good nightHyvää yötä
How are you?Mitä kuuluu?
Fine, thank youKiitos hyvää
And you?Entä sinulle?
WelcomeTervetuloa
It is a beautiful dayOn kaunis päivä
Have a nice dayHauskaa päivän jatkoa
GoodbyeNäkemiin
See you laterNähdään myöhemmin
See you tomorrowNähdään huomenna
Excuse me
(when bumping into someone)
Anteeksi
May I help you?Voinko auttaa?
YesKyllä
NoEi
Nice to meet youHauska tavata
Nice to see youKiva nähdä sinua

For further materials like this, plus a whole lot more, be sure to visit

www.lingohut.com

 
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Basic Guide to Finnish
Writer: Erik Zidowecki, Kendal Knetemann
Images:
Petey: Flag; View of city

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