Finnish Verbs

Verbs are a key part of any language. Below you find a list of some of the most important Finnish verbs to get started with. Together with other basic nouns and adjectives, this will quickly allow you to express basic things in Finnish. For even more verbs, take a look at our learning resources for Finnish at the end of the page.

to knowtietää (tiedän, tiesi, tiennyt)
to thinkajatella (ajattelen, ajatteli, ajatellut)
to cometulla (tulen, tuli, tullut)
to putlaittaa (laitan, laittoi, laittanut)
to takeottaa (otan, otti, ottanut)
to findlöytää (löydän, löysi, löytänyt)
to listenkuunnella (kuuntelen, kuunteli, kuunnellut)
to worktyöskennellä (työskentelen, työskenteli, työskennellyt)
to talkpuhua (puhun, puhui, puhunut)
to giveantaa (annan, antoi, antanut)
to liketykätä (tykkään, tykkäsi, tykännyt)
to helpauttaa (autan, auttoi, auttanut)
to loverakastaa (rakastan, rakasti, rakastanut)
to waitodottaa (odotan, odotti, odottanut)
to standseistä (seison, seisoi, seissyt)
to sitistua (istun, istui, istunut)
to closesulkea (suljen, sulki, sulkenut)
to openavata (avaan, avasi, avannut)
to losehävitä (häviän, hävisi, hävinnyt)
to winvoittaa (voitan, voitti, voittanut)
to diekuolla (kuolen, kuoli, kuollut)
to liveelää (elän, eli, elänyt)
to drinkjuoda (juon, joi, juonut)
to eatsyödä (syön, söi, syönyt)
to walkkävellä (kävelen, käveli, kävellyt)
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Finnish Vocabulary Books

Learn Finnish - Quick / Easy / Efficient

Learn Finnish - Quick / Easy / Efficient

This vocabulary book is a curated Finnish word frequency list with 2000 of the most common Finnish words and phrases. Following the Pareto principle (80/20 rule), this book is built to streamline the learning process by concentrating on the core words and sentence structures. The result is a unique book ideal for driven learners and language hackers.
Finnish Vocabulary Book

Finnish Vocabulary Book

This Finnish vocabulary book contains more than 3000 words and phrases and is organized by topic to make it easier for you to pick what to learn first. It is well suited for learners of all levels who are looking for an extensive resource to improve their vocabulary or are interested in learning vocabularies in one particular area of interest.

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