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How to Introduce Yourself in Finnish in 10 Lines

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Want to speak Finnish? Yes? Good – keep reading. This is for those that truly want to learn the language. Here’s how you introduce yourself in Finnish in 10 easy lines… and this might take you 2 to 3 minutes or less. With this lesson…

  • You get the Finnish phrases, translations.
  • Read out loud to practice your speaking.
  • Feel free to print this sheet out for extra review.

Here’s how you introduce yourself in Finnish. Let’s go.

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1) Hello, It’s nice to meet you.

Hello and Nice to meet you in Finnish are a must-know phrases. And any introduction will probably will start with these words.

  • Hei, hauska tavata.
  • Hello, it’s nice to meet you.

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2) My name is _____.

This is simple. To say “my name is” in Finnish, you just need the phrase “Nimeni on.” Then say your name.

  • Nimeni on ____.
  • My name is ____.

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3) I am from ______.

So, where are you from? America? Europe? Africa? Asia? Just stick the name of your country inside this phrase. We’ll use Finland as an example.

  • Olen kotoisin Suomesta.
  • I’m from Finland.

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4) I live in ______.

What about now – where do you live? Just fill in the blank with the country or city (if famous) into this phrase. I’ll use Helsinki as an example.

  • Asun Helsingissä.
  • I live in Helsinki.

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5) I’ve been learning Finnish for _____.

How long have you been learning Finnish for? A month? A year?

  • Olen opiskellut vuoden verran suomea.
  • I’ve been learning Finnish for a year.

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6) I’m learning Finnish at _____.

Where are you learning Finnish? At school? At home? This would be a great line to know and use when you’re introducing yourself. Here’s my example:

  • Opettelen suomea
  • I’m learning Finnish at

introduce yourself in finnish

7) I am ____ years old.

Here’s how to say how old you are in Finnish.

  • Olen 27-vuotias.
  • I’m 27 years old.

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8) I am ______.

What about your position? Are you a student? Yoga teacher? Lawyer for the potato industry? Potato salesman? Super important question that people like to ask (and judge you about – Hey, I’m just a blogger!).

  • Olen opettaja.
  • I’m a teacher.

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9) One of my hobbies is _____.

Now, let’s move onto personal interests – hobbies! My hobbies are languages, linguajunkieing and such. How about you? You’ll definitely need this line when introducing yourself in Finnish.

Here’s an example to use:

  • Yksi harrastuksistani on lukeminen.
  • One of my hobbies is reading.

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10) I enjoy listening to music.

Now, this is just another example line about your hobbies. You can use something else where.

  • Nautin musiikin kuuntelusta.
  • I enjoy listening to music.

introduce yourself in finnish

So now you know how to introduce yourself in Finnish in 10 lines. I’m sure there’s a ton more you can say – but this is an easy, simple start that any beginner can put to use. It’s all about starting easy.

See if you can introduce yourself below. Leave me a comment.

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Hope you enjoyed this!

– The Main Junkie

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Good summary, thanks!