Friday, August 10, 2018

Finnish words with 'esi' in the beginning

Just a little list of words that start with esi.

  1. esiin 
  2. esiintyjä
  3. esiintyä
  4. esi-isä
  5. esikatselu
  6. esikoulu
  7. esikuva
  8. esileikki
  9. esillä
  10. esinahka
  11. esine
  12. esitelmä
  13. esittely
  14. esittää
  15. esitys

Translations after my book event ad:

  1. esiin (or esille) - out, on sight, in the open 
  2. esiintyjä - a performer
  3. esiintyä - to perform
  4. esi-isä - an forefather
  5. esikatselu - a preview
  6. esikoulu - a preschool (The first compulsory year of education in Finland, usually organized in daycares but sometimes also in elementary schools.)
  7. esikuva - a role model
  8. esileikki - foreplay
  9. esillä - exposed, on display
  10. esinahka - a foreskin
  11. esine - an object
  12. esitelmä - a presentation, often in a school
  13. esittely - an introduction, a showing like asuntoesittely, a property showing
  14. esittää - to present, to pretend to be something
  15. esitys - a presentation, also a theatre show

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 or novels in easy Finnish.


Tommy Quist said...


Though in English "foreplay" is not a countable noun, so it shoudln't have an article in this case.

Hanna Männikkölahti said...

Kiitos! Korjasin.