Saturday, May 13, 2017

Jo-words

What's the thing with all the words with jo? is a question I hear a lot from my students. Some of the jo-words are nice and never change:


These are some common nouns, adjectives and verbs that also start with jo:

  • jojo - a yoyo
  • johtaja - a manager
  • johto - a chord
  • jokainen - everyone
  • joki  - a river
  • jonkinlainen - some kind
  • joulu - christmas
  • joustava - flexible
  • jossitella - to hypothesize
  • joutua - to be forced somewhere

..and then we have joku, jokin and joka. Sorry about them. I'd say that the best way to practice is to read and listen to something that you like and pay attention to the jo-words. Learn expressions that are useful for you and don't worry about the crazy ones like joiksikuiksi. If you like to study with a text book, for example Suomen mestari 2 has exercises on joku and jokin.

Joku, jokin and joka in eleven cases, singular and plural:  

JOKU
(singular)
JOTKUT
(plural)
JOKIN
(singular)
JOTKIN
(plural)
JOKA
(singular)
JOTKA
(plural)
jonka
joidenkuiden
jonkin
joidenkin
jonka
joiden
jota
joitakuita
jotakin
joitakin
jota
joita
jossakussa
joissakuissa
jossakin
joissakin
jossa
joissa
jostakusta
joistakuista
jostakin
joistakin
josta
joista
johonkuhun
joihinkuihin
johonkin
joihinkin
johon
joihin
jollakulla
joillakuilla
jollakin
joillakin
jolla
joilla
joltakulta
joiltakuilta
joltakin
joiltakin
jolta
joilta
jollekulle
joillekuille
jollekin
joillekin
jolle
joille
jonakuna
joinakuina
jonakin
joinakin
jona
joina
joksikuksi
joiksikuiksi
joksikin
joiksikin
joksi
joiksi

There are also some alternative forms, so do check Wikisanakirja, if you want to know more.

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