Thursday, January 18, 2018

Huolestua, huolehtia and similar words in Finnish

Do you know the meaning of these words that start with the same four letters?

  1. huolehtia
  2. huolellinen
  3. huolestua
  4. huoleton
  5. huoli
  6. huolimaton
  7. huolimatta
  8. huolissaan
  9. huollattaa
  10. huoltaa
  11. huoltaja
  12. huoltoasema

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  1. huolehtia - to take care of (Sometimes this can also mean the same as olla huolissaan, which is kind of confusing.)
  2. huolellinen - careful, meticulous, thorough
  3. huolestua - to become worried
  4. huoleton - carefree
  5. huoli - a trouble
  6. huolimaton - sloppy, careless
  7. huolimatta - despite something, in spite of something
  8. huolissaan - worried (in troubles)
  9. huollattaa - to have serviced
  10. huoltaa - to maintain, to support
  11. huoltaja - a guardian, a custodian (usually a parent)
  12. huoltoasema - a service station, a gas station

Useful sentences with some of the huol-words:

  • Huolehdi omista asioistasi! - Mind your own business! (Take care of your own things!)
  • Minä olen huolestunut / huolissani sinusta. - I'm worried about you.
  • Älä ole minusta huolissasi! - Don't worry about me!
  • Minulla oli kaikesta huolimatta mukava ilta. - Despite everything, I had a nice evening.
  • Milloin olet viimeksi huollattanut autosi? - When was the last time you had your car serviced?
  • Sinun pitää olla ensi kerralla huolellisempi. - You have to be more careful next time. 

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