Planning a party

Juhlien suunnitteleminen

You met Kaisa and Antti in the lesson 4. They are now talkin about the upcoming party.

Kaisa ja Antti suunnittelevat juhlia.



In English conditional is formed with the auxiliary verb would (or sometimes could / should). Finnish language has it's own ending -isi for conditional. The ending is added between the stem and the personal ending as follows:

Positive conditional

Present singular Present plural
minä kysyisin I would ask me kysyisimme we would ask
sinä kysyisit You would ask te kysyisitte you would ask
hän kysyisi He/She would ask he kysyisivät they would ask

Conditional is used in polite requests:

Voisitko sulkea ikkunan.
Could you close the window, please.
Haluaisitko kahvia?
Would you like to have some coffee?

Read more about the conditional

Plural partitive

The basic meaning of plural partitive is "indefinite amount of numerous things", for example: "Syön piirakoita" / "I'm eating some pies". It's formed by adding i before the partitive ending a or ta.

See the difference between the different kinds of objects:

Otherwise it's used in the similar situations as the singular partitive.

Read more about the simple past tense

Cultural note: Finnish parties

Finns are stereotypically known for 2 things: a) being very quiet and introverted b) drinking heavily. Quite often a) is reversed by b).

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