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Slow Finnish - Chapter 14d - Resepti

Imperatiivin yksikkö - The imperative singular

Remember that when you use the imperative singular, you are addressing one person.

The imperative singular of type 2 verbs is formed from the stem.

  • uida - uin - Ui! Swim!
  • juoda - juon - Juo! Drink!
  • myydä - myyn - Myy! Sell!

The imperative singular of type 3 verbs is formed from the stem. Do not forget the extra e!

  • kävellä - kävelen - Kävele! Walk!
  • mennä - menen - Mene! Go!
  • ajatella - ajattelen - Ajattele! Think!

Accusative objects resemble the nominative.

  • Juo maito! Drink the milk!
  • Syö mansikka! Eat the strawberry!

There are some set expressions that are formed by using the imperative singular.

  • Voi hyvin! Take care!
  • Ole hyvä! Here you are! (used when giving something to another person)
  • Ole kiltti! Pretty please!
  • Ole paikoillasi! Stand still!
  • Pysy paikoillasi! Stay still!

The imperative singular of irregular verbs.

  • nähdä - näen - Näe! See!
  • tehdä - teen - Tee! Do! Make!

Harjoitus 1

Käännä englanniksi. - Translate into English.

  • Syö ruokasi!
  • Juo mehusi!
  • Myy autosi!
  • Jää Suomeen!
  • Tuo lahjoja jouluna!
  • Lyö vetoa!
  • Tule Ruotsiin!
  • Mene kouluun!
  • Hymyile meille!
  • Kävele puistoon!
  • Opettele suomea!
  • Ajattele heitä!
  • Suutele minua!
  • Kuuntele opettajaasi!

Harjoitus 2

Käännä suomeksi. - Translate into Finnish.

  • Drink your milk!
  • Eat your apple!
  • Stay at the hotel!
  • Visit the museum today!
  • Sell the watches!
  • Bring me flowers!
  • Swim in the lake!
  • Go to the library!
  • Come to the farm!
  • Smile at your grandma!
  • Think about our mother!
  • Learn English!
  • Kiss your husband!
  • Listen to your father!
  • Make a chair for me!

Let me know what you thought about the lesson. Here is a link to the previous lessons.

Hei! :)

December 27, 2016

21 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Zzzzz...

Harjoitus 1

  • Eat your food!
  • Drink your juice!
  • Sell your car!
  • Stay in Finland!
  • Bring presents on Christmas!
  • Make a bet!
  • Come to Sweden!
  • Go to school!
  • Smile to us!
  • Walk to the park!
  • Learn Finnish!
  • Think about them!
  • Kiss me!
  • Listen to your teacher!

Harjoitus 2

  • Juo maitosi!
  • Syö omenasi!
  • Jää hotelliin!
  • Käy tänään museossa!
  • Myy kellot!
  • Tuo minulle kukkia!
  • Ui järvessä!
  • Mene kirjastoon!
  • Tule maatilalle!
  • Hymyile mummollesi!
  • Ajattele äitiämme!
  • Opettele englantia!
  • Suutele (avio)miestäsi!
  • Kuuntele isääsi!
  • Tee minulle tuoli!

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/EinarEidsto

Hyvältä näyttää! (I'll use English so that everybody understands) Do you think that there's going to be a Finnish course for English speakers anytime soon on Duolingo? Or could it be that Duolingo has just decided to boycott the Finnish language? It seems like people have wanted a Finnish course for a long time, but still nothing. Why do you think that is? Ystävällisin terveisin Einar


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Zzzzz...

Terve, Einar! As far as I know, there are no immediate plans for a Finnish course. I am keeping my fingers crossed that someone notices Finn Maiden's big birthday party next year and puts Finnish into the Incubator! :)


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/EinarEidsto

Let's hope for the best! It would make sense to do it next year if ever. I think it's ridiculous, that Klingon is in the Incubator, but not Finnish.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Zzzzz...

Actually, I sort of like Klingon and I hope they will finish the course eventually. I would definitely take that course. :)


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/annika_a

I am a bit of a language nerd

A bit, you think? [Cough, cough...] X-)

You're in good company here, though! :-)


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/EinarEidsto

Yeah, I want to try it out too, but there's no real world application. I'm a bit insulted that a made up language trumps Finnish. (Actually not only one. There's Esperanto too, but that I get.)


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/annika_a

(Don't forget High Valyrian...)


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Zzzzz...

I understand your point of view, but I do not agree. I am a bit of a language nerd, you see. :D


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Zzzzz...

Annika, I am really excited about High Valyrian!!! (Notice the three exclamation marks.) :D


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/EinarEidsto

I get your point of view too. I'm actually quite interested in languages. (Since pretty recently) Is High Valyrian the language from GoT?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/elizawieslawa

From what I see, the imperative singular works just like negations, but without the negation particle. That's nice, because it will be easy for me when I finally get there (still a year behind). :)


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Zzzzz...

Yes, but remember that negation sentences have partitive objects. With the imperative you have to worry about deciding whether to use the accusative or the partitive. :)


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/widle

Done, kiitos!

This lesson size is great, not too long but enough to practice something.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Zzzzz...

Good to know. Kiitos! :)


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/arzhig

Paljon kiitoksia näistä kaikista oppitunneista! Suomen kielen aineiston löytäminen verkossa on niin vaikeaa... Minulla on kaksi kirjaa, mutta voin vain harjoitella yksin. On hyvä nähdä, että monet ihmiset ovat kiinnostuneita tästä kielestä! (OK, hopefully this wasn't all gibberish!)


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Zzzzz...

Kiitos! Your Finnish is almost perfect! I could find only one small mistake. In Finnish, you find something from some place, not in or at some place: löytää joSTAkin. :)


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/arzhig

Siis "verkosta". Kiitos! :-D

(And kiitos also to Wiktionary, which is a huge help with declensions as I can never figure out the noun roots!)


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/widle

This is also good for figuring out word roots: http://www2.lingsoft.fi/cgi-bin/fintwol

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