Friday, September 8, 2023

How to reschedule in Finnish

Do you sometimes have to cancel or reshedule a meeting? Here are a couple of phrases that you can use: 

Expressing that you are sorry 

  • Valitettavasti minun täytyy perua tapaamisemme. - Unfortunately, I have to cancel our meeting.
  • Olen pahoillani, mutta minun täytyy siirtää tapaamistamme. - I'm sorry, but I have to reschedule our meeting.
  • Pahoittelen, mutta en pääsekään tänään tapaamiseemme. - I apologize, but I can't make it to our meeting today.

In spoken finnish, the forms would be 'meidän tapaaminen', 'meidän tapaamista' and 'meidän tapaamiseen'.


  • Voidaanko tavata samaan aikaan ensi viikolla? - Can we meet at the same time next week?
  • Onko sinulla vapaita aikoja myöhemmin tällä viikolla? - Do you have any available times later this week?
  • Mihin aikaan sinulle sopisi ensi viikolla? - What time would be suitable for you next week?
  • Sopiiko sinulle torstaina 14.9. klo 14.00? - Does Thursday, September 14th, at 2:00 PM work for you?

Depending on the situation and the person to whom you are writing, you might have to explain why. If you are my student, you don't have to. :)

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