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Unofficial Finnish course - Chapter four, lesson three - plurals - Finnish word of the week #15

Finnish Word Of The Week -

Week one - hai - shark (noun).A sentience that you could use this word in: Hait metsästävät ruokaa matalassa vedessä.- The sharks are hunting for food in the shallow water.

Week two - sierain - nostril (noun). A sentence that you could use this word in: Vasen sierain.-Left nostril.

Week three - kello - watch (noun). A sentence that you could use this word in: Hopeinen rannekello.- Silver wrist watch.

Week four - vastustaa - oppose (verb). A sentence that you could use this word in: On hyväksyttävää vastustaa toimintoja joista olet eri-mieltä.- lt is okay to oppose actions you disagree with.

Week five - hattu - hat (noun). A sentence that you could use this word in: Punainen huivi näyttäisi hyvältä tuon hatun kanssa.- A red scarf would look nice with that hat.

Week six - matematiikka - math (noun). A sentence that you could use this word in: Suosikkiaineeni koulussa on matematiikka.- My favorite subject in school is math.

Week seven - kalenteri - calendar (noun). A sentence that you could use this word in: Merkitsin vuosipäivämme kalenteriin.- I marked our anniversary on the calendar.

Week eight - lepakko - bat (noun). Two sentences that you could use this word in: Lepakot roikkuvat oksasta syöden vesimelonia.- The bats are hanging from a branch eating watermelon. / Lepakkoroikkuu oksasta. - The bat is hanging from the branch.

Week nine - tyytymätön - unsatisfied (adjective). A sentence that you could use this word in: Nainen on tyytymätön. - The woman is unsatisfied.

Week ten - hävitä - lose (verb). A sentence that you could use this word in: Pelaaja hävisi korttipelin. - The player lost the carrd game.

Week eleven - inhota - dislike (verb). A sentence that you could use this word in: Nainen inhoaa kuulemaansa. - The woman dislikes what she hears.

Week twelve - komedia - comedy (noun). A sentence that you could use this word in: He katsovat komediaa ja nauravat. - They are watching a comedy and laughing.

Week thirteen - filmi - movie (noun). A sentence that you could use this word in: Suurin osa elokuvista tuotetaan filmille. - Most movies are produced on film.

Week fourteen - talo - house (noun). A sentence that you could use this word in: Missä talo on? Where is the house?

Week fiveteen - kaivaa - dig (verb). A sentence that you could use this word in: Mies kaivaa kuoppaa lapiolla. - The man is digging a hole with a shovel.

Plurals:

The basic plural form of any word is easy to work out. It's simply the singular stem plus a "t".

Kirja (Book) ---> Kirja- ---> Kirjat (Books)

Vene (Boat) ---> Venee- ---> Veneet (Boats)

Käsi (Hand) ---> Käde- ---> Kädet (Hands)

Tehdas (Factory) ---> Tehtaa- ---> Tehtaat (Factories)

Kasvis (Vegetable) ---> Kasvikse- ---> Kasvikset (Vegetables)

Nainen (Female) ---> Naise- ---> Naiset (Women)

Mies (Males) ---> Miehe- ---> Miehet (Men)

Lapsi (Child) ---> Lapse- ---> Lapset (Children)

Remember, when you use an adjective it has to be in the same form as the noun, so adjectives can also become plural in Finnish.

Hyvä kauppa (Good shop) ----> Hyvät kaupat (Good stores)

Valkoinen hattu (White hat) ----> Valkoiset hatut (White hats)

Väsynyt opiskelija (Tired student) ----> Väsyneet opiskelijat (Tired students)

Hope this helped, even though I'm not very good with Finnish plurals.


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Nice work, John! :)

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