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Hello! Hei!
Good morning! (sg/pl) Hyvää huomenta!
Hyvää huomenta!Good morning! (sg/pl)
Hello! (sg/pl) Hyvää päivää!
Hyvää päivää!Hello! (sg/pl)
Good evening! (sg/pl) Hyvää iltaa!
Hyvää iltaa!Good evening! (sg/pl)
Good night! (sg/pl) Hyvää yötä!
Hyvää yötä!Good night! (sg/pl)
Bye! (infml) Hei, hei!
Hei, hei!Bye! (infml)
Good bye! (fml.) Näkemiin!
Näkemiin!Good bye! (fml.)

Important vocabulary

yes kyllä
no ei
maybe ehkä
OK okei
Thank you! Kiitos!
Kiitos!Thank you!
Please ... Ole hyvä!/ Olkaa hyvä!
Ole hyvä!/ Olkaa hyvä!Please ...
Excuse me, … (sg/pl) Anteeksi, ...
Anteeksi, ...Excuse me, … (sg/pl)
I'm sorry. (m/f) Olen pahoillani.
Olen pahoillani.I'm sorry. (m/f)
I have … / I don't have ... Minulla on .../ Minulla ei ole ...
Minulla on .../ Minulla ei ole ...I have … / I don't have ...
We (don't) have … Meillä on .../ Meillä ei ole ...
Meillä on .../ Meillä ei ole ...We (don't) have …
There is (no) ... On .../ Ei ole ...
On .../ Ei ole ...There is (no) ...

Introducing yourself

My name is ... Minun nimeni on ...
Minun nimeni on ...My name is ...
I'm from ... Olen kotoisin ...
Olen kotoisin ...I'm from ...
I'm ... years old. Olen ... vuotta vanha.
Olen ... vuotta vanha.I'm ... years old.
I am married. / I am not married. Olen naimisissa./ En ole naimisissa.
Olen naimisissa./ En ole naimisissa.I am married. / I am not married.
I am traveling alone. / I am not traveling alone. (m/f) Matkustan yksin./ En matkusta yksin.
Matkustan yksin./ En matkusta yksin.I am traveling alone. / I am not traveling alone. (m/f)


I don't speak any Finish. En puhu suomea.
En puhu suomea.I don't speak any Finish.
I don't understand that. (m/f) En ymmärrä.
En ymmärrä.I don't understand that. (m/f)
Do you speak … ? (m/f) Puhutteko te ...?
Puhutteko te ...?Do you speak … ? (m/f)
Does anyone here speak ... ? Puhuuko täällä joku ...?
Puhuuko täällä joku ...?Does anyone here speak ... ?
Does anyone speak English here? Puhuuko täällä joku englantia?
Puhuuko täällä joku englantia?Does anyone speak English here?
Does anyone speak French here? Puhuuko täällä joku ranskaa?
Puhuuko täällä joku ranskaa?Does anyone speak French here?
Could you please write it down here? Voisitteko kirjoittaa sen tähän?
Voisitteko kirjoittaa sen tähän?Could you please write it down here?
Could you please repeat that? Voisitteko toistaa?
Voisitteko toistaa?Could you please repeat that?
Just a moment please. Hetkinen, olkaa hyvä.
Hetkinen, olkaa hyvä.Just a moment please.


zero nolla
one yksi
two kaksi
three kolme
four neljä
five viisi
six kuusi
seven seitsemän
eight kahdeksan
nine yhdeksän
ten kymmenen
eleven yksitoista
twelve kaksitoista
thirteen kolmetoista
fourteen neljätoista
fifteen viisitoista
sixteen kuusitoista
seventeen seitsemäntoista
eighteen kahdeksantoista
nineteen yhdeksäntoista
twenty kaksikymmentä
twenty-one kaksikymmentäyksi
thirty kolmekymmentä
forty neljäkymmentä
fifty viisikymmentä
sixty kuusikymmentä
seventy seitsemänkymmentä
eighty kahdeksankymmentä
ninety yhdeksänkymmentä
one hundred sata
sataone hundred
one thousand tuhat
tuhatone thousand
one million miljoona
miljoonaone million
some / a couple pari
parisome / a couple

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