Wednesday, October 30, 2019

Finnish feelings in a nutshell

One of my students once said that Now I know why Finns don't talk about their feelings very much. The grammar is so complicated! I have to admit that one can have surprisingly many options to say almost the same thing:

  • Minä olen sairas. - I am ill.
  • Minulla on sairas olo. - I have an ill feeling. 
  • Minusta tuntuu sairaalta. - I feel ill. 
  • Tunnen itseni sairaaksi. - I feel myself ill.

Here are all my posts abot the topic so far:

More posts where I have collected several posts into one:

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About the author of this blog:

My name is Hanna Männikkölahti. I am a professional Finnish teacher who gives private online lessons and simplifies books into easy Finnish. You can contact me through You can subscribe to this blog from the right-hand banner. 

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