finnish for foreigners

New here? See the Users guide and learn how to use this site.

Learn Finnish online! offers free Finnish online language materials. Here you can find the essentials of the Finnish language. Text lessons provide you with simple dialogues, vocabulary and a bit of grammar. For more on grammar see the grammar section.

If you are new here, I recommend you to start from the Users guide, first lesson or the Introduction.

This site is my personal hobby, and part of the -domain. Venla is not my name; the site is named after Männistön Venla, a maid in Aleksis Kivi's novel Seven brothers.

If you have any questions, feedback, or suggestions, feel free to send me an email (address jmkark(2)gmail,com)

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New: Months, vegetables and fruits.

My foreign students at Turku University of Applied sciences, please see the blog!

Help needed! Make this site better, and give feedback! When you spot an error, please send me an email. My address is Especially help of fluent English speakers is appreciated.

19.3.2010 Links updated

24.10.2010New exercises, some errors corrected, thanks Tom!

1.2.2010 Idiomeja! Blogissa julkaistaan kerran viikossa suomen kielen idiomeja.

11.10.2009 The blog is open! This blog is ment mainly for my students at the Turku university of applied sciences.

English text corrected, thanks for the help Philip and Narayanan!

18.7.2008 Some audiofiles added. Works with Firefox, but not Internet Explorer (yet).