Sunday, February 23, 2014

How to become something in Finnish?

In short, there are two structures that you can use when describing a change in Finnish:

Verb + translative


  • Tulin äidiksi 31-vuotiaana. - I became a mom when I was 31.
  • Isä on tullut vanhaksi. - Father has become old.
  • Oletko sinä tullut hulluksi? - Have you gone mad?
  • Opiskelen sairaanhoitajaksi. - I study to become a nurse. 
  • Haluan isona lääkäriksi! - I want to be a doctor when I'm old!

Pronoun, noun or a proper name in elative + tulla






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My name is Hanna Männikkölahti. I am a professional Finnish teacher who gives private online lessons and simplifies books into easy Finnish. You can contact me through www.privatefinnishlessons.com. You can subscribe to this blog from the right-hand banner. 


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