Monday, April 9, 2018

A fun list of words

Just for the fun of it, I put together a list of Finnish words that have a very common syllable structure. All these words have two syllables, and in both syllables, the first letter is a consonant and the second letter is a vowel.  First, take a look at the list and see how many of these words you already know:

  1. haju
  2. hali
  3. hame
  4. hyvä
  5. hiki
  6. jano
  7. joka
  8. joki
  9. joku
  10. jono
  11. juna
  12. kala
  13. kana
  14. kani
  15. kasa
  16. katu
  17. kesä
  18. kiva
  19. kivi
  20. koko
  21. kone
  22. kori
  23. koru
  24. koti
  25. kumi
  26. kura
  27. kyky
  28. kylä
  29. kynä
  30. käpy
  31. käsi
  32. laji
  33. laki
  34. laku
  35. lama
  36. lasi
  37. lava
  38. lelu
  39. levä
  40. lika
  41. lima
  42. loma
  43. lumi
  44. lupa
  45. läpi
  46. maha
  47. maku
  48. mehu
  49. mikä
  50. minä
  51. muki
  52. muna
  53. muta
  54. napa
  55. nenä
  56. nero
  57. nimi
  58. nolo
  59. noki
  60. nuha
  61. nämä
  62. pala
  63. papu
  64. pari
  65. pato
  66. peli
  67. pipo
  68. puku
  69. pulu
  70. pupu
  71. puro
  72. pusu
  73. raha
  74. rapu
  75. ruma
  76. räkä
  77. saha
  78. sama
  79. sana
  80. sata
  81. satu
  82. setä
  83. sika
  84. sinä
  85. sivu
  86. sota
  87. suku
  88. sumu
  89. syke
  90. söpö
  91. talo
  92. tapa
  93. tila
  94. tili
  95. tipu
  96. tosi
  97. tuli
  98. tyly
  99. tämä
  100. täti
  101. valo
  102. vene
  103. veli
  104. veri
  105. vika
  106. väli
  107. väri
As usual, translations after my simple Finnish book ad:

"Read a book in easy Finnish. It helps you learn more Finnish."

  1. haju - a smell
  2. hali - a hug
  3. hame - a skirt
  4. hyvä - good
  5. hiki - sweat
  6. jano - thirst
  7. joka - every
  8. joki - a river
  9. joku - someone
  10. jono - a line, a queue
  11. juna - a train
  12. kala - a fish
  13. kana - a chicken
  14. kani - a bunny rabbit
  15. kasa - a pile
  16. katu - a street
  17. kesä - a summer
  18. kiva - nice
  19. kivi - a rock
  20. koko - a size, whole
  21. kone - a machine
  22. kori - a basket
  23. koru - piece of jewerly
  24. koti - home
  25. kumi - rubber
  26. kura - mud
  27. kyky - a talent
  28. kylä - a village
  29. kynä - a pen
  30. käpy - a cone (of a tree)
  31. käsi - a hand
  32. laji - a species
  33. laki - a law
  34. laku - a liquorice
  35. lama - an economic depression
  36. lasi - a glass
  37. lava - a stage
  38. lelu - a toy
  39. levä - a sea weed
  40. lika - dirt 
  41. lima - slime
  42. loma - a vacation, a holiday
  43. lumi - snow
  44. lupa - a permission
  45. läpi - through
  46. maha - a stomach
  47. maku - a taste
  48. mehu - juice
  49. mikä - what
  50. minä - I
  51. muki - a mug
  52. muna - an egg
  53. muta - mud
  54. napa - a belly button
  55. nenä - a nose
  56. nero - a genius
  57. nimi - a name
  58. nolo - embarassing
  59. noki - soot
  60. nuha - a runny /stuffed nose
  61. nämä - these
  62. pala - a piece
  63. papu - a bean
  64. pari - a couple, a partner
  65. pato - a dam
  66. peli - a game
  67. pipo - a beanie hat, a woolly hat
  68. puku - a suit
  69. pulu - a pigeon
  70. pupu - a bunny
  71. puro - a stream, a creek
  72. pusu - a kiss
  73. raha - money
  74. rapu - a crayfish
  75. ruma - ugly
  76. räkä - snot, saliva
  77. saha - a saw 
  78. sama - same
  79. sana - a word
  80. sata - hundred
  81. satu - a fairy tale
  82. setä - an uncle
  83. sika - a pig
  84. sinä - you
  85. sivu - a page
  86. sota - a war
  87. suku - an extended family
  88. sumu - fog
  89. syke - pulse
  90. söpö - cute
  91. talo - a house
  92. tapa  ahabit, a way
  93. tila - space
  94. tili - an account
  95. tipu - a chick
  96. tosi - true
  97. tuli - fire
  98. tyly - rude
  99. tämä - this
  100. täti - an aunt
  101. valo - light
  102. vene - a boat
  103. veli - a brother
  104. veri - blood
  105. vika - a fault
  106. väli - a space
  107. väri - a colour

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About the author of this blog:  

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.

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