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. esimerkki
  11. esinahka
  12. esine
  13. esite
  14. esitellä
  15. esitelmä
  16. esittely
  17. esittää
  18. esitys

Here are the translations:

  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. esimerkki - an example
  11. esinahka - a foreskin
  12. esine - an object
  13. esite - a brochure
  14. esitellä - to introduce
  15. esitelmä - a presentation, often in a school
  16. esittely - an introduction, a showing like asuntoesittely, a property showing
  17. esittää - to present, to pretend to be something
  18. esitys - a presentation, also a theatre show
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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 or novels in easy Finnish.

2 comments:

Tommy Quist said...

Cool!

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

Hanna Männikkölahti said...

Kiitos! Korjasin.