How to say not in Finnish

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  • Puhutko suomea? Do you speak finnish? - If you can answer this question with a clear conscience with kyllä ​​(yes), you don't need to read any further here. However, the probability suggests that you too belong to the 99.95% of the world's population who have to say a clear ei (no) because Finnish sounds pretty Spanish to them. God knows that's no shame. Because the language is devilishly difficult for non-Finns. The language barrier is not an obstacle to a vacation in Suomi. Almost all Finns speak English and many even speak German. So you hardly have to fear any real communication difficulties. And the Finns themselves will understand very well if you answer them with en puhu suomea (I don't speak Finnish). They should react all the happier if you understand at least a few words of their language. To give you such a good introduction to Finnish, we have listed some of the most common words and phrases in this small language course. Among other things, they should help you to greet you and get to know each other for the first time, and to help you find your way around Suomi a little easier. Have lots of fun with it!

    the essentials in brief

    Yes No MaybeKyllä / Egg / Ehkä
    AndYes
    thanksKiitos
    You're welcomeOle hyvä / Olkaa hyvä (when you see yourself)
    I beg your pardon?Anteeksi kuinka?
    sorryAnteeksi
    I'm sorryOlen pahoillani
    I AgreeSopii
    I understandYmmärrä
    I do not understandEn ymmärrä
    I do not speak FinnishEn puhu suomea
    Do you speak German?Puhutteko saksaa?
    Just a moment pleaseHetkines
    Can you help me?Voisitteko auttaa minua?


    Greeting and getting to know each other

    Good MorningHyvää huomenta
    Good dayHyvää päivää
    Good eveningHyvää iltaa
    Good nightHyvää yötä
    HelloHey, Moi, Terve
    byeHey, hey
    GoodbyeNäkemiin
    How are you?Mitä kuuluu?
    Good thank youKiitos, hyvää
    How are you? / Them?Kuinka voit? / voitte?
    good thank youKiitos hyvin
    My name is (...)Nimeni on (...)
    What's your name?Mikä sinun nimesi on?
    What is your name please?Mikä teidän nimenne on?
    Nice weekend!Hyvää viikonloppua!
    Thanks to you too.Kiitos, samoin.
    Good Trip!Hyvää matkaa!


    On road

    How do I get to (...)?Kuinka pass (...) iin?
    How far is that?Kuinka kaukana se on?
    Where is (...)?Missä on ...?
    centerkeskusta
    roadkatu
    parking spotpysäköintipaikka
    Airportlentokenttä
    portsatama
    railway stationrautatieasema
    Bus stationlinja-autoasema
    Subwaymetroasema
    Travel agencymatkatoimisto
    hotelhotelli
    Holiday homemökki
    campsiteleirintäalue
    Gas station / workshophuoltamo / korjaamo
    pharmacyapteekki
    Doctor / hospitallääkäri / sairaala
    policepoliisi
    Bankpankki
    Right / left / straight aheadoikealle / vasemmalle / suoraan
    stopSeis
    Attention!Varo! Varokaa!
    Forbiddenkielletty


    Restaurant and shopping

    restaurantravintola
    Coffee shopkahvila
    snackgrilli
    Department storetavaratalo
    markettori
    Grocery storeelintarvikeliike
    bakeryleipomo
    Open closedavoinna / suljettu
    How much is it?Mitä tämä maksaa?
    The Bill please!Lasku, kiitos!
    I would like (...)Haluaisin (...)
    Menuruokalista
    breakfastaamiainen
    Having lunchpäivällinen
    dinnerillallinen
    Coffee, teakahvi / tee
    Wine / beer / schnappsviini / olut / ryyppy
    watervesi
    loafleipä
    Meat fishliha / kala
    Fruit Vegetablehedelmä / vihannekset





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