Finnish Postpositions

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Finnish Postpositions

Learning the Finnish Postpositions displayed below is vital to the language. Finnish postpositions link nouns, pronouns and phrases to other words in a sentence. The word or phrase that the preposition introduces is called the object of the preposition.

Grammar Tips:
Note that in Finnish Postpositions are more common than prepositions. Both postpositions and prepositions can be combined with either a noun or a possessive suffix to form a P-positional phrase.
Postpositions indicate place, time, cause, consequence or relation. In postpositional phrases the noun is usually in genitive: pöydän alla (under the table)

Here are some examples:

English PostpositionsFinnish Postpositions
PostpostionsPostpositiot
inside the housetalon sisällä
outside the carauton ulkopuolella
with meminun kanssani
without himilman häntä
under the tablepöydän alle
after tomorrowhuomisen jälkeen
before sunsetennen auringonlaskua
but I'm busymutta minulla on kiire

Notice the structure of the Postpositions in Finnish.

List of Postpositions in Finnish

Below is a list of the Time place and demonstrative pronouns in Finnish placed in a table. Memorizing this table will help you add very useful and important words to your Finnish vocabulary.

English PostpositionsFinnish Postpositions
aboutnoin
aboveyllä
acrossyli
afterjälkeen
againstvastaan
amongkeskuudessa
aroundympärillä
askuin
at -ssa; -ssä
beforeennen
behindtakana
belowalle
beneathalla
besidevieressä
betweenvälillä
beyondyli
butmutta
bymennessä
despitehuolimatta
downalas
duringaikana
exceptpaitsi
forvarten
fromalkaen
in - ssa; -ssä
insidesisällä
intojonnekin
nearlähellä
nextensi
of -sta; stä
onpäällä
oppositevastapäätä
outulos
outsideulkopuolella
overyli
perkohti
plusplus
roundympärillä
sincekoska
thankuin
throughkautta
tillasti
to -aan, -ään
towardkohti
underalle
unliketoisin kuin
untilasti
upylös
viakautta
withkanssa
withinsisällä
withoutilman
two wordskaksi sanaa
according tomukaan
because ofvuoksi
close tolähes
due tojohdosta
except forlukuun ottamatta
far fromkaikkea muuta kuin
inside ofsisällä
instead ofsijasta
near tolähellä
next tovieressä
outside ofulkopuolella
prior toennen
three wordskolme sanaa
as far assikäli kuin
as well assekä
in addition tolisäksi
in front ofedessä
in spite ofhuolimatta
on behalf ofpuolesta
on top ofpäälle
demonstrative prepostionshavainnollinen prepositiot
thistämä
thatse
thesenämä
thosene

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