Thursday, January 18, 2018

Huolestua, huolehtia and similar words in Finnish

Do you know the meaning of these words that start with the same four letters?

  1. huolehtia
  2. huolellinen
  3. huolestua
  4. huolestuttaa
  5. huoleton
  6. huoli
  7. huolia
  8. huolimaton
  9. huolimatta
  10. huolissaan
  11. huollattaa
  12. huoltaa
  13. huoltaja
  14. huoltoasema

  1. huolehtia - to take care of (Sometimes this can also mean the same as olla huolissaan, which is kind of confusing.)
  2. huolellinen - careful, meticulous, thorough
  3. huolestua - to become worried
  4. huolestuttaa = to make worried, to unsettle
  5. huoleton - carefreehuoli - a trouble
  6. huoli - a trouble  
  7. huolia - to worry
  8. huolimaton - sloppy, 
  9. huolimatta - despite something, in spite of something
  10. huolissaan - worried (in troubles)
  11. huollattaa - to have serviced
  12. huoltaa - to maintain, to support
  13. huoltaja - a guardian, a custodian (usually a parent)
  14. huoltoasema - a service station, a gas station

Useful sentences with some of the huol-words:

  • Huolehdi omista asioistasi! - Mind your own business! (Take care of your own things!)
  • Minä olen huolestunut / huolissani sinusta. - I'm worried about you.
  • Älä ole minusta huolissasi! - Don't worry about me!
  • Älä huoli! - Don't worry!
  • Minulla oli kaikesta huolimatta mukava ilta. - Despite everything, I had a nice evening.
  • Milloin olet viimeksi huollattanut autosi? - When was the last time you had your car serviced?
  • Sinun pitää olla ensi kerralla huolellisempi. - You have to be more careful next time. 

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