Thursday, July 5, 2018

How to say the "ing" form in Finnish

Sometimes people ask me how to say the English -ing form in Finnish. I came up with these examples of reading:

1. Indicative verb form with a partitive object:

  • Luen hyvää kirjaa. - I'm reading a good book.

2. MA infinitive (inessive, elative, adessive or abessive):

  • Olin kirjastossa lukemassa. - I was at the library reading. 
  • Milloin tulet lukemasta? - When will you come from reading?
  • Voit oppia lisää lukemalla. - You can learn more by reading.
  • En voi olla lukematta tätä kirjaa! - I can't be without reading this book!

3. MINEN form:


5. VA participle:


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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.

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