Words indicating amount are followed by nominals (nouns, adjectives, numerals, pronouns) in the partitive. This can be a scientific unit like litra or kilo, a more generic word like paljon ("a lot of"), or tarpeeksi ("enough"), or something very everyday like lasi ("glass") or pullo ("bottle"). And yes, all numbers apart from yksi ("one") are included in this group.
- kilo ketsuppia a kilogramme of ketchup
- paljon kahvia a lot of coffee
- lasi mehua a glass of juice
- kolme lasia mehua three glasses of juice
Thank you so much for this! Because of you, it seems just a little bit less random! Really, when to use the partitive case always seems like a coin toss. Heads, use the partitive case, tails don't. Now I have one more little piece of the partitive puzzle! Thank you!