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The Finnish 3rd infinitive: verb stem + -MAAN, -MASSA, -MASTA — Finking Cap
You may have seen Finnish verb forms like syömään, syömässä and syömästä. These are the 3 most common varieties of the 3rd infinitive. These three cases (yes, Finnish verbs can take cases) that I will talk about in this blog post are illatiivi, inessiivi and elatiivi.
Why on earth? Why the h***? — Finking Cap
New blog post with Finnish audio samples! When you don’t understand why someone is doing what they’re doing, you can express your confusion or perplexity in English by saying “Why on earth?” Read this blog post to find out how to say this in Finnish and how to tweak this sentence further. (NB! The end of the article contains swear words, both in the text and the audio.)
The Finnish Verb Type Course
The Finnish verb juosta (to run) is a rare exception - it's verb type 3 but the stem doesn't follow the usual verb type 3 rule. If you want to learn more about the Finnish verb types, have a look at my online verb type course that you can study on your own whenever, wherever.