Monday, January 30, 2017

Talking about things in Finnish

Which word to choose when you are talking about different things in Finnish? Should you say esine, tuote, tavara, asia or juttu? I hope that you'll find this post useful.

Esine is a man-made object.

Tuote is product.

Tavara is also an object, but it can have a more negative meaning than esine.

  • En halua antaa lahjaksi mitään tavaraa. - I don't want to give any actual thing for a present.
  • Mulla on aivan liikaa tavaraa! - I have absolutely too much junk!
  • Mihin sä viet kaikki sun ylimääräiset tavarat? - Where do you bring all your extra things?

Asia is usually an abstract thing or a matter. 

(Notice that Aasia is the continent of Asia and aasi is a donkey.)

Juttu is both tavara and asia.

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