Wednesday, May 13, 2020

tunti, tunne, tunto

Sometimes my students thank me for the feeling when they probably mean to thank for a lesson. Here's a post about three nouns that get mixed a lot.

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Tunti is an hour, but also a lesson, even it would last something else than 60 minutes. 

  • nonimative: tunti, tunnit
  • genitive: tunnin, tuntien
  • partitive: tuntia, tunteja

Useful sentences:

  • Kiitos tunnista! - Thanks for the lesson!
  • Minun on vaikea keskittyä tunnilla. - It's hard for me to focus on a lesson.
  • Juoksen tunnissa kuusi kilometriä. - I run six kilometres in an hour. 

Tunne is a feeling or and an emotion.

  • nominative: tunne, tunteet
  • genitive: tunteen, tunteiden
  • partitive: tunnetta, tunteita

Useful sentences:

  • Se tunne, kun... - The feeling when...
  • Tiedän tunteen. - I know the feeling.
  • Eikö sinulla ole tunteita? - Don't you have feelings?

Tunto is a feeling, a sense. 

  • nominative: tunto, tunnot
  • genitive: tunnon, tuntojen
  • partitive: tuntoa, tuntoja

Ok, this one is not used so much, but you might need this sentence one day:

  • Minulla ei ole tuntoa oikeassa kädessäni! - I cannot feel anything with my right hand/arm!

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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 or novels in easy Finnish.

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