Verbs in Finnish

Verbs are a key part of any language. The Finnish verbs list below will help you learn common Finnish verbs in no time. Together with other basic nouns and adjectives, this will quickly allow you to express basic things in Finnish. For even more Finnish verbs, take a look at our learning resources for Finnish at the end of the page.
Basic Finnish Verbs
Finnish Action Words
Movements in Finnish
Finnish Business Verbs

Basic Finnish Verbs

to open in Finnishavata (avaan, avasi, avannut)
to close in Finnishsulkea (suljen, sulki, sulkenut)
to sit in Finnishistua (istun, istui, istunut)
to stand in Finnishseistä (seison, seisoi, seissyt)
to know in Finnishtietää (tiedän, tiesi, tiennyt)
to think in Finnishajatella (ajattelen, ajatteli, ajatellut)
to win in Finnishvoittaa (voitan, voitti, voittanut)
to lose in Finnishhävitä (häviän, hävisi, hävinnyt)
to ask in Finnishkysyä (kysyn, kysyi, kysynyt)
to answer in Finnishvastata (vastaan, vastasi, vastannut)
to help in Finnishauttaa (autan, auttoi, auttanut)
to like in Finnishtykätä (tykkään, tykkäsi, tykännyt)
to kiss in Finnishsuudella (suutelen, suuteli, suudellut)
to eat in Finnishsyödä (syön, söi, syönyt)
to drink in Finnishjuoda (juon, joi, juonut)

Finnish Action Words

to take in Finnishottaa (otan, otti, ottanut)
to put in Finnishlaittaa (laitan, laittoi, laittanut)
to find in Finnishlöytää (löydän, löysi, löytänyt)
to steal in Finnishvarastaa (varastan, varasti, varastanut)
to kill in Finnishtappaa (tapan, tappoi, tappanut)
to fly in Finnishlentää (lennän, lensi, lentänyt)
to attack in Finnishhyökätä (hyökkään, hyökkäsi, hyökännyt)
to defend in Finnishpuolustaa (puolustan, puolusti, puolustanut)
to fall in Finnishpudota (putoan, putosi, pudonnut)
to choose in Finnishvalita (valitsen, valitsi, valinnut)

Movements in Finnish

to run in Finnishjuosta (juoksen, juoksi, juossut)
to swim in Finnishuida (uin, ui, uinut)
to jump in Finnishhypätä (hyppään, hyppäsi, hypännyt)
to pull in Finnishvetää (vedän, veti, vetänyt)
to push in Finnishtyöntää (työnnän, työnsi, työntänyt)
to throw in Finnishheittää (heitän, heitti, heittänyt)
to crawl in Finnishryömiä (ryömin, ryömi, ryöminyt)
to fight in Finnishtapella (tappelen, tappeli, tapellut)
to catch in Finnishottaa kiinni (otan, otti, ottanut)
to roll in Finnishpyöriä (pyörin, pyöri, pyörinyt)

Finnish Business Verbs

to buy in Finnishostaa (ostan, osti, ostanut)
to pay in Finnishmaksaa (maksan, maksoi, maksanut)
to sell in Finnishmyydä (myyn, myi, myynyt)
to study in Finnishopiskella (opiskelen, opiskeli, opiskellut)
to call in Finnishsoittaa (soitan, soitti, soittanut)
to read in Finnishlukea (luen, luki, lukenut)
to write in Finnishkirjoittaa (kirjoitan, kirjoitti, kirjoittanut)
to calculate in Finnishlaskea (lasken, laski, laskenut)
to measure in Finnishmitata (mittaan, mittasi, mitannut)
to earn in Finnishansaita (ansaitsen, ansaitsi, ansainnut)
to count in Finnishlaskea (lasken, laski, laskenut)
to scan in Finnishskannata (skannaan, skannasi, skannannut)
to print in Finnishtulostaa (tulostan, tulosti, tulostanut)

Verbs in Finnish

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