Wednesday, February 26, 2014


Just a little post about Suomi and suomi. Notice that it's one of those words that end with an i. The i becomes an e before partitive and other endings.

Suomen lippu liehuu kauniina kesäpäivänä.

The nationality and adjective Finnish is suomalainen.

If something is in Finnish, it's suomenkielinen.

  • Onko tässä suomenkielistä tekstitystä? - Does this have Finnish subtitles?
  • Mä haluan suomenkieliset ohjeet! - I want Finnish instructions!

p.s. Check out the video Mikael Agricola kahdessa minuutissa.


About the author of this blog:  

My name is Hanna Männikkölahti, and I am a native Finn who gives private lessons via Skype and simplifies books into easy Finnish. Please leave a comment, if you have something to ask about Finnish or novels in easy Finnish.

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Unknown said...

Thank you for your blog. I found it outstanding. I teach Russian myself, and I also prefer this way of teaching: no rules, just logic and understanding. And ability to talk at least a bit right after the first lesson :)
So your posts are extremely useful for learning Finnish!

Greetings from Ukraine.

Anonymous said...

This is a great idea especially for some of us who are learning the language....Some editing needs to be done though

Unknown said...

I have a question ....whats the difference between suomea and suomalainen ....kiitos :)