Monday, August 21, 2017

How to say "by" in Finnish

Yes, how to say by is a tough question. Sometimes it seems that you can just use by in the middle of a Finnish expression:

I would say that you have four ways to avoid the horrible use of by in the middle of a Finnish text:

1. Use a genitive:

  • Suomen käsityömuseon järjestämä kansallispukunäytös - A national costume show organized by Craft Museum of Finland

3. Use a whole sentence: 

4. Use a colon or parenthesis:

I know that something by someone is a quite popular structure when it comes to Finnish blogs and small business and event names. I wonder how many years it will take and we'll have Uudenvuoden puhe by tasavallan presidentti?

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p.s. If you like my posts, it would be really really nice if you did at least some of these things: 

 Minä olen kirjoittanut nämä selkokirjat!

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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. Click here to see all my courses.


Tommy Quist said...

"add" - lisätä (usually not a noun)
"ad" - mainos (short for advertisement)

(Should I start feeling bad for doing these? Maybe you should just reject these comments :P)

Random Finnish Lesson / Hanna Männikkölahti said...

Ooh, kiitos! I knew it looked weird but I was too occupied with being annoyed by the fashion show ad. :) Please, keep correcting me, I do appreciate it. :)

Fredrik Mahjong said...

I have a weird question that I got when I was reading this.
How to say "leave your comment" in Finnish in the right way?