Finnish Feminine

If you're trying to learn Finnish Feminine you will find out that Finnish actually doesn't have a gender. So there is no masculine or feminine... But you still need to know how to deal with that fact. Below are some tips and examples. Also don't forget to check the rest of our other lessons listed on Learn Finnish. Enjoy the rest of the lesson!


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Finnish Gender

As we mentioned before, there is no Finnish gender which is good news (compared to other languages).

While in English it is known that feminine refers to female qualities attributed specifically to women and girls or things considered feminine. The complement to feminine is masculine. In Finnish, nouns are not masculine, feminine, they might be all considered "neutral".

Grammar Tips:
There are no genders in Finnish.


Here are some examples:

English GenderFinnish Gender
FeminineFeminiininen
he is happyhän on onnellinen
she is happyhän on onnellinen
he is Americanhän on amerikkalainen
she is Americanhän on amerikkalainen
manmies
womannainen
fatherisä
motheräiti
brotherveli
sistersisko
unclesetä
aunttäti
bullsonni
cowlehmä
boypoika
girltyttö

As you can see from the example above, there is no structure of the Feminine in Finnish.

Gender in Finnish

Below are examples of some vocabulary words that you can try to memorize to help you boost your vocabulary.

English VocabularyFinnish Vocabulary
objectsesineet
bathroomkylpyhuone
bedvuode
bedroommakuuhuone
ceilingkatto
chairtuoli
clothesvaatteet
coattakki
cupkuppi
deskkirjoituspöytä
dressmekko
floorlattia
forkhaarukka
furniturehuonekalut
glasslasi
hathattu
housetalo
inkmuste
jackettakki
kitchenkeittiö
knifeveitsi
lamplamppu
letterkirje
mapkartta
newspapersanomalehti
notebookmuistikirja
pantshousut
paperpaperi
penkynä
pencillyijykynä
pharmacyapteekki
picturekuva
platelautanen
refrigeratorjääkaappi
restaurantravintola
roofkatto
roomhuone
rugmatto
scissorssakset
shampooshampoo
shirtpaita
shoeskengät
soapsaippua
sockssukat
spoonlusikka
tablepöytä
toiletvessa
toothbrushhammasharja
toothpastehammastahna
towelpyyhe
umbrellasateenvarjo
underwearalusvaatteet
wallseinä
walletlompakko
windowikkuna
telephonepuhelin

Feminine and Masculine are absent from Finnish, therefore they don't need very special attention. Once you're done with the Suomi gender lesson, you might want to check the rest of our Finnish lessons here: Learn Finnish. Don't forget to bookmark this page.


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