Basic Finnish Phrases with Pronunciation

Learn to say some basic Finnish phrases

These Finnish lessons were written by Josh Pirie.

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Basic Finnish Phrases

Hi! Moi! (Moi moi!) 
Good morning. Hyvää huomenta.
Good day. Hyvää päivää.
Good evening. Hyvää iltaa.
Good night. Hyvää yötä.
How are you? Mitä kuuluu?
Fine, thanks. Kiitos hyvää.
Thanks a lot. Paljon kiitoksia.
Pleased to meet you. Hauska tavata.
I'm sorry. Valitan.
How's your family? Mitä perheellesi kuuluu? (informal) / Mitä perheellenne kuuluu? (formal)
Merry Christmas! Hauskaa joulua!
Happy New Year! Iloista uutta vuotta!
I love you. Minä rakastan sinua.
Goodbye (when said in person). Näkemiin.
Goodbye (when said on the phone). Kuulemiin.
I don't speak Finnish well. Minä en osaa suomea hyvin.
Do you speak English? Puhutteko Te englantia?
I don't understand. Minä en ymmärrä. 
See ya! Hei! (Hei hei!)

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