1000 most common Finnish words

Finnish is Uralic language, whereas English (and many of the languages spoken in Europe) belong to the Indo-European family of languages. This is why many of the 1000 most common Finnish words do not resemble their English counterparts.

Here is a list of the most common words in the Finnish language. This list can be filtered by word type (nouns, adjectives, etc.. ) by clicking on the buttons below.

List of the most common Finnish vocabulary words

  1. olla [verb] (to be)
  2. ja [conjunction] (and)
  3. se [pronoun] (it)
  4. ei [verb] This is an auxiliary verb which is used to form the negatives of other verbs.
  5. joka [pronoun] (which)
  6. että [conjunction] (that)
  7. tämä [pronoun] (this)
  8. voida [verb] (can)
  9. vuosi [noun] (year)
  10. hän [pronoun] (he, she) Finnish is what linguists call a genderless language, because of the absence of grammatical gender distinctions. The Finnish pronoun “hän” corresponds to both the English pronoun “he” and “she”.
  11. myös [adverb] (also)
  12. saada [verb] (to get)
  13. tai [conjunction] (or)
  14. tulla [verb] (to become)
  15. kun [conjunction] (when)
  16. mutta [conjunction] (but)
  17. aika [noun] (time)
  18. Suomi [proper noun] Suomi” is the Finnish word for “Finland”. It is not surprising that this word ranks highly among the 1000 most common Finnish vocabulary words.
  19. tehdä [verb] (to make)
  20. kuin [conjunction] (than)
  21. mikä [pronoun] (what)
  22. sekä [conjunction] (and)
  23. kaikki [pronoun] (everything)
  24. mukaan [adverb]
  25. jos [conjunction] (if)
  26. niin [adverb] (so)
  27. pitää [verb] (to keep)
  28. muu [pronoun] (other)
  29. uusi [adjective] (new)
  30. minä [pronoun] (I)
  31. jo [adverb] (already)
  32. oma [adjective] (own)
  33. hyvä [adjective] (good)
  34. nyt [adverb] (now)
  35. vain [adverb] (only)
  36. asia [noun] (thing)
  37. toinen [pronoun] (another)
  38. kanssa [postposition] (with)
  39. osa [noun] (part)
  40. suuri [adjective] (large)
  41. ihminen [noun] (man)
  42. vielä [adverb] (yet)
  43. jälkeen [noun] (after)
  44. käyttää [verb] (to use)
  45. kertoa [verb] (to tell)
  46. ottaa [verb] (to take)
  47. itse [pronoun] (oneself)
  48. antaa [verb] (to give)
  49. hyvin [adverb] (very)
  50. yksi [numeral] (one)
  51. kaksi [numeral] (two)
  52. euro [noun] (euro)
  53. työ [noun] (work)
  54. sanoa [verb] (to say)
  55. sitten [adverb] (then)
  56. lisäksi [adverb] (in addition)
  57. sama [pronoun] (same)
  58. toimia [verb] (act)
  59. koko [adjective] (entire)
  60. maa [noun] (land)
  61. kuitenkin [adverb] (however)
  62. noin [adverb] (about)
  63. lapsi [noun] (child)
  64. tieto [noun] (knowledge)
  65. vaikka [conjunction] (although)
  66. haluta [verb] (to want)
  67. alkaa [verb] (start)
  68. Helsinki [proper noun] Helsinki is the capital of Finland
  69. ennen [preposition] (before)
  70. moni [pronoun] (many)
  71. mikään [pronoun] (any)
  72. ensimmäinen [adjective] (first)
  73. alue [noun] (area)
  74. paljon [adverb] (a lot)
  75. vaan [conjunction] (but)
  76. päivä [noun] (day)
  77. jokin [pronoun] (one)
  78. eli [conjunction] (or)
  79. eri [adjective] (different)
  80. suomalainen [adjective] (finnish)
  81. viime [adjective] (last)
  82. toiminta [noun] (action)
  83. käyttö [noun] (use)
  84. koska [conjunction] (because)
  85. yli [adverb]
  86. tarvita [verb] (to need)
  87. kuulua [verb]
  88. käydä [verb] (to visit)
  89. mieli [noun] (mind)
  90. aina [adverb] (always)
  91. kaupunki [noun] (city)
  92. jäädä [verb] (to stay)
  93. esimerkiksi [adverb] (for example)
  94. prosentti [noun] (percentage)
  95. kunta [noun] (municipality)
  96. liittyä [verb]
  97. maksaa [verb] (to pay)
  98. mennä [verb] (go)
  99. päästä [verb]
  100. mies [noun] (man)
  101. yritys [noun] (company)
  102. paikka [noun] (place)
  103. tapa [noun] (custom)
  104. kolme [numeral] (three)
  105. kuva [noun] (picture)
  106. maailma [noun] (world) This Finnish word is formed as a combination of the word “maa” which means “earth” and the word “ilma” which means “air”.
  107. nähdä [verb] (to see)
  108. löytyä [verb]
  109. näin [adverb] (thus)
  110. hallitus [noun] (government)
  111. puoli [noun] (half)
  112. pieni [adjective] (small)
  113. sinä [pronoun] (you)
  114. kuten [adverb] (as)
  115. enemmän [adverb] (more)
  116. miten [adverb] (how)
  117. katsoa [verb] (to look)
  118. vasta [adverb] (only)
  119. nuori [adjective] (young)
  120. viesti [noun] (message)
  121. auto [noun] (car)
  122. klo [noun]
  123. yhteys [noun] (connection) This noun is formed by adding the suffix “-us” to the word « yksi » meaning “one”, which also appears in this list of Finnish words.
  124. sillä [conjunction] (for)
  125. määrä [noun] (amount)
  126. miljoona [numeral] (million)
  127. hinta [noun] (price)
  128. esittää [verb] (present)
  129. tärkeä [adjective] (important)
  130. viikko [noun] (week)
  131. syy [noun]
  132. raha [noun] (money)
  133. koulu [noun] (school)
  134. nainen [noun] (woman)
  135. seuraava [adjective] (next)
  136. mahdollisuus [noun]
  137. apu [noun] (help)
  138. kerta [noun] (time)
  139. juuri [adverb] (just)
  140. tilanne [noun] (situation)
  141. kyllä [adverb]
  142. vastata [verb] (to answer)
  143. vanha [adjective] (old)
  144. tulos [noun] (result)
  145. alku [noun] (beginning)
  146. tutkimus [noun] (research)
  147. elämä [noun] (life)
  148. joutua [verb] (to get)
  149. Venäjä [proper noun] Venäjä” is the Finnish word for the country name “Russia”.
  150. enää [adverb] (any more)
  151. lisätä [verb] (to add)
  152. tavoite [noun] (target)
  153. nousta [verb] (to rise)
  154. palvelu [noun] (service)
  155. mahdollinen [adjective] (possible)
  156. kautta [preposition] (through)
  157. loppu [noun] (end)
  158. yhtiö [noun] (company)
  159. mukana [adverb] (with)
  160. päättää [verb] (to decide)
  161. taas [adverb] (again)
  162. valtio [noun] (state)
  163. tehtävä [noun] (mission)
  164. järjestää [verb] (to arrange)
  165. usea [adjective] (many)
  166. lähteä [verb] (go)
  167. valita [verb] (to choose)
  168. vaatia [verb] (to demand)
  169. Eurooppa [proper noun]
  170. päätös [noun] (decision)
  171. ilman [preposition] (without)
  172. jopa [adverb] (even)
  173. tapahtua [verb] (to happen)
  174. erilainen [adjective] (different)
  175. sellainen [adjective] (such)
  176. ongelma [noun] (problem)
  177. kannattaa [verb]
  178. tila [noun] (state)
  179. koskea [verb] (concern)
  180. lukea [verb] (to read)
  181. tietää [verb] (to know)
  182. näyttää [verb] (to show)
  183. henkilö [noun] (person)
  184. nimi [noun] (name)
  185. asiaton [adjective] (inappropriate)
  186. siis [adverb] (therefore)
  187. vaikuttaa [verb] (to influence)
  188. lähes [adverb] (nearly)
  189. saattaa [verb] (walk)
  190. kasvaa [verb] (to grow)
  191. tuoda [verb] (to bring)
  192. tarkoittaa [verb] (to mean)
  193. joten [adverb] (so)
  194. todeta [verb] (note)
  195. vastaan [adverb]
  196. jokainen [pronoun] (everyone)
  197. ohjelma [noun] (program)
  198. joku [pronoun] (someone)
  199. lisää [adverb] (more)
  200. muutama [pronoun] (a few)
  201. ihan [adverb] (quite)
  202. syntyä [verb] (to be born)
  203. usein [adverb] (often)
  204. oy [noun] (Ltd)
  205. muutos [noun] (change)
  206. koulutus [noun] (training)
  207. peruste [noun]
  208. silloin [adverb] (then)
  209. edelleen [adverb] (still)
  210. kohta [noun] (paragraph)
  211. aloittaa [verb] (to start)
  212. opiskelija [noun] (student) This noun is formed by adding the suffix “-ja” to the verb « opiskella » meaning “study”, which is also in this list of common Finnish words.
  213. tuo [pronoun] (that)
  214. pois [adverb] (off)
  215. ainakin [adverb] (at least)
  216. tarjota [verb] (to offer)
  217. jäsen [noun] (member)
  218. kysymys [noun] (question)
  219. talous [noun] (economy)
  220. edes [adverb] (at least)
  221. kurssi [noun] (course)
  222. kanta [noun] (base)
  223. hetki [noun] (moment)
  224. yliopisto [noun] (university)
  225. aivan [adverb] (very)
  226. oikea [adjective] (right)
  227. yhteistyö [noun] (cooperation) This Finnish word is a combination of the word “yhteinen” which means “joint” and the word “työ” which means “work”.
  228. ensi [adjective] (next)
  229. aiheuttaa [verb] (to cause)
  230. viimeinen [adjective] (last)
  231. puhua [verb] (to talk)
  232. jättää [verb] (to leave)
  233. huomio [noun] (attention)
  234. kirjoittaa [verb] (to write)
  235. nykyinen [adjective] (current)
  236. pystyä [verb] (to can)
  237. vähän [adverb] (a little)
  238. laskea [verb] (drop)
  239. neljä [numeral] (four)
  240. poliisi [noun] (police)
  241. osallistua [verb] (participate)
  242. kuinka [adverb] (how)
  243. puheenjohtaja [noun] (chairman) This Finnish word is formed as a combination of the word “puhe” which means “speech” and the word “johtaja” which means “leader”.
  244. uskoa [verb] (to believe)
  245. yleensä [adverb] (usually)
  246. tuote [noun] (product)
  247. tarkoitus [noun] (meaning)
  248. pitkä [adjective] (long)
  249. vuoksi [postposition] (because of)
  250. jolloin [adverb] (when)
  251. matka [noun] (trip)
  252. siellä [adverb] (there)
  253. rakentaa [verb] (to build)
  254. kirja [noun] (book)
  255. ostaa [verb] (to buy)
  256. tapaus [noun] (case)
  257. muuttaa [verb] (change)
  258. varten [postposition] (for)
  259. entinen [adjective] (former)
  260. käytäntö [noun] (practice)
  261. arvioida [verb] (to estimate)
  262. muassa [postposition] (along with)
  263. muun [pronoun]
  264. kuukausi [noun] (month) This Finnish word is a combination of the word “kuu” which means “moon” and the word “kausi” which means “phase”.
  265. ryhmä [noun] (group)
  266. kokous [noun] (meeting)
  267. ilmoittaa [verb] (notify)
  268. kausi [noun] (season)
  269. ottelu [noun] (match)
  270. kansainvälinen [adjective] (international)
  271. taso [noun] (level)
  272. ala [noun] (area)
  273. välillä [noun]
  274. jotta [conjunction] (so that)
  275. johtaa [verb] (to lead)
  276. erityisesti [adverb] (especially)
  277. ajaa [verb] (to drive)
  278. hyväksyä [verb] (to accept)
  279. oikeus [noun] (right)
  280. kehitys [noun] (development)
  281. iso [adjective] (big)
  282. samalla [adverb] (at the same time)
  283. riittää [verb] (do)
  284. liian [adverb] (too)
  285. Ruotsi [proper noun] Ruotsi” is the Finnish word for “Sweden”.
  286. odottaa [verb] (expect)
  287. tunti [noun] (hour)
  288. ehkä [adverb] (perhaps)
  289. alle [adverb]
  290. jatkaa [verb] (to continue)
  291. yhteinen [adjective] (common)
  292. todella [adverb] (really)
  293. pari [noun] (pair)
  294. sopimus [noun] (agreement)
  295. kuitenkaan [adverb]
  296. miksi [adverb] (why)
  297. kyse [noun] (matter)
  298. viisi [numeral] (five)
  299. kerran [adverb] (once)
  300. muuttua [verb] (alter)
  301. kesä [noun] (summer)
  302. joukkue [noun] (team)
  303. maali [noun] (paint)
  304. kehittää [verb] (to develop)
  305. pyrkiä [verb] (to strive)
  306. yhdessä [adverb] (together)
  307. tapahtuma [noun] (event)
  308. sopia [verb]
  309. sivu [noun] (page)
  310. joukko [noun] (troops)
  311. vesi [noun] (water)
  312. työntekijä [noun] (worker)
  313. tuottaa [verb] (to produce)
  314. mikäli [conjunction] (if)
  315. vaikutus [noun] (effect)
  316. jatkua [verb] (to continue)
  317. peli [noun] (game)
  318. kulua [verb]
  319. näkyä [verb] (to be visible)
  320. heti [adverb] (immediately)
  321. perustua [verb]
  322. kehittäminen [noun]
  323. seurata [verb] (to follow)
  324. toteuttaa [verb] (implement)
  325. viedä [verb] (to take)
  326. suorittaa [verb] (run)
  327. vaikea [adjective] (difficult)
  328. nostaa [verb] (to lift)
  329. kasvu [noun] (growth)
  330. yrittää [verb] (to try)
  331. vai [conjunction] (or)
  332. erittäin [adverb] (very)
  333. käyttäjä [noun] (user)
  334. asunto [noun]
  335. opettaja [noun] (teacher)
  336. hoito [noun] (care)
  337. hieman [adverb] (slightly)
  338. Oulu [proper noun] Oulu” is the name of a city in Finland.
  339. keskustelu [noun] (conversation)
  340. löytää [verb] (to find)
  341. tänään [adverb] (today) This word is similar to the Estonian word “täna”. For more similar words between these two languages of the Uralic family, see this comparison of Estonian vs Finnish.
  342. asti [postposition] (until)
  343. korkea [adjective] (high)
  344. edellinen [adjective] (previous)
  345. täysin [adverb] (completely)
  346. voittaa [verb] (to win)
  347. siten [adverb] (thus)
  348. osoittaa [verb]
  349. muuten [adverb] (otherwise)
  350. tällainen [adjective]
  351. julkinen [adjective] (public)
  352. takia [postposition] (because of)
  353. yhä [adverb] (still)
  354. sisältää [verb] (to contain)
  355. pelata [verb]
  356. hakea [verb] (fetch)
  357. perhe [noun] (family)
  358. valmis [adjective] (ready)
  359. tie [noun] (road)
  360. laki [noun] (law)
  361. asiakas [noun] (customer)
  362. tukea [verb] (to support)
  363. ratkaisu [noun] (solution)
  364. tulevaisuus [noun] (future)
  365. syksy [noun] (autumn)
  366. keskusta [noun] (center)
  367. sijaita [verb] (be located)
  368. helppo [adjective] (easy)
  369. Saksa [proper noun] Saksa” is the Finnish word for Germany.
  370. merkitys [noun] (importance)
  371. kukaan [pronoun] (anyone)
  372. yleinen [adjective] (general)
  373. kulttuuri [noun] (culture)
  374. kolmas [adjective] (third)
  375. yhtä [adverb] (equally)
  376. johtaja [noun] (manager) This Finnish noun is formed by adding the suffix “-ja” to the verb « johtaa » meaning “to lead”, which also appears in this list of Finnish words.
  377. välinen [adjective]
  378. arvo [noun] (value)
  379. talo [noun] (house)
  380. myydä [verb] (to sell)
  381. ymmärtää [verb] (understand)
  382. yhteensä [adverb] (together)
  383. käsitellä [verb] (deal with)
  384. kymmenen [numeral] (ten)
  385. siksi [adverb] (consequently)
  386. hanke [noun] (project)
  387. tuntua [verb]
  388. julkaista [verb] (to publish)
  389. Turku [proper noun] Turku” is the name of a city in Finland.
  390. kokemus [noun] (experience)
  391. jakaa [verb] (to share)
  392. mennessä [postposition] (by)
  393. Yhdysvallat [proper noun] Yhdysvallat” is the Finnish word for the United-States.
  394. nopeasti [adverb] (quickly)
  395. pankki [noun] (bank)
  396. kansa [noun]
  397. hoitaa [verb]
  398. kova [adjective] (hard)
  399. kieli [noun] (language)
  400. asema [noun] (status)
  401. esitys [noun] (presentation)
  402. kello [noun] (clock)
  403. auttaa [verb] (to help)
  404. pää [noun] (head)
  405. lähettää [verb] (to send)
  406. suoraan [adverb] (directly)
  407. osata [verb] (to know)
  408. sana [noun] (word)
  409. miljardi [numeral] (billion)
  410. tuki [noun] (support)
  411. siirtyä [verb] (to move)
  412. onnistua [verb] (succeed)
  413. osuus [noun] (share)
  414. perustaa [verb] (to establish)
  415. kirkko [noun] (church)
  416. rakentaminen [noun] (construction)
  417. vaihe [noun] (stage)
  418. aiemmin [adverb] (previously)
  419. täällä [adverb] (here)
  420. kestää [verb] (take)
  421. asua [verb] (to live)
  422. sijaan [noun]
  423. Kreikka [proper noun] Kreikka” is the Finnish word for “Greece”.
  424. lehti [noun] (leaf)
  425. luoda [verb] (to create)
  426. oikein [adverb] (correctly)
  427. kauppa [noun] (trade)
  428. myynti [noun] (sales)
  429. pohja [noun] (bottom)
  430. pysyä [verb] (to stay)
  431. mukainen [adjective]
  432. ero [noun] (difference)
  433. liitto [noun] (union)
  434. voitto [noun] (profit) This noun is formed by applying the suffix “-o” to the verb « voittaa » meaning “to win”, which also appears in this list of common Finnish words.
  435. myöntää [verb] (admit)
  436. käsi [noun] (hand)
  437. Tampere [proper noun] Tampere” is the name of a city in Finland.
  438. koskaan [adverb] (ever)
  439. suunnitella [verb] (to design)
  440. mainita [verb] (to mention)
  441. edellyttää [verb] (to require)
  442. vähintään [adverb] (at least)
  443. historia [noun] (history)
  444. rakennus [noun] (building)
  445. mukaisesti [adverb] (in accordance with)
  446. laittaa [verb] (to put)
  447. selvittää [verb]
  448. lauantai [noun] (Saturday)
  449. kilpailu [noun] (competition)
  450. Jumala [proper noun] (God)
  451. tuleva [adjective] (future)
  452. kustannus [noun] (publishing)
  453. koti [noun] (home)
  454. projekti [noun] (project)
  455. yhteiskunta [noun] (society) This Finnish word is formed as a combination of the word “yhteinen” which means “common” and the word “kunta” which means “community”.
  456. asettaa [verb] (set)
  457. malli [noun] (model)
  458. Nokia [proper noun]
  459. johto [noun] (management)
  460. myöhemmin [adverb] (later)
  461. tuntea [verb] (to feel)
  462. joskus [adverb] (sometimes)
  463. markka [noun] (mark)
  464. ympäristö [noun] (environment) This noun is formed by adding the suffix “-sto” to the preposition « ympäri » meaning “around”, which is also in this list of common Finnish words.
  465. merkittävä [adjective] (significant)
  466. läpi [adverb] (through)
  467. ainoa [adjective] (only)
  468. muistaa [verb] (to remember)
  469. aihe [noun] (subject)
  470. edustaja [noun] (representative)
  471. seura [noun] (company)
  472. tarve [noun] (need)
  473. elää [verb] (to live)
  474. huono [adjective] (bad)
  475. suhde [noun] (ratio)
  476. suunta [noun] (direction)
  477. takaisin [adverb] (back)
  478. joko [adverb]
  479. metri [noun] (meter)
  480. järjestelmä [noun] (system)
  481. silti [adverb] (still)
  482. sisältö [noun] (contents)
  483. raja [noun] (limit)
  484. varmasti [adverb] (certainly)
  485. verran [noun]
  486. ensin [adverb] (first)
  487. mk [noun]
  488. vaihtoehto [noun] (option)
  489. opetus [noun] (teaching)
  490. puolue [noun] (party)
  491. johtua [verb]
  492. kiinni [adverb] (closed)
  493. helposti [adverb] (easily)
  494. palkka [noun] (pay)
  495. työpaikka [noun]
  496. tekijä [noun] (author)
  497. päättyä [verb] (to end)
  498. sunnuntai [noun] (Sunday)
  499. etu [noun] (advantage)
  500. tekeminen [noun] (making)
  501. perjantai [noun] (Friday)
  502. täyttää [verb] (to fill)
  503. kuusi [numeral] (six)
  504. juttu [noun]
  505. keskeinen [adjective] (pivotal)
  506. musiikki [noun] (music)
  507. ääni [noun] (sound)
  508. taloudellinen [adjective] (economic)
  509. toisaalta [adverb] (on the other hand)
  510. minuutti [noun] (minute)
  511. erityinen [adjective] (special) This Finnish adjective is formed by adding the suffix “-tuinen” to the adjective « eri » meaning “different”, which also appears in this list of Finnish vocabulary words.
  512. selvästi [adverb] (clearly)
  513. toimi [noun] (action)
  514. toimittaa [verb] (deliver)
  515. kokea [verb] (to experience)
  516. laitos [noun] (institution)
  517. pyytää [verb] (to request)
  518. sarja [noun] (series)
  519. ilta [noun] (evening)
  520. laaja [adjective] (wide)
  521. huolimatta [postposition] (despite)
  522. vastaa [verb]
  523. vastuu [noun] (responsibility)
  524. paikallinen [adjective] (local)
  525. kevät [noun] (spring)
  526. kysyä [verb] (to ask)
  527. poika [noun] (son)
  528. alkaen [adverb]
  529. esiintyä [verb]
  530. elokuva [noun] (movie) This Finnish word is a combination of the word “elo” which means “life” and the word “kuva” which means “picture”.
  531. presidentti [noun] (president)
  532. tutkia [verb]
  533. tosin [adverb] (although)
  534. suunnittelu [noun] (design)
  535. sata [numeral] (hundred)
  536. jatko [noun]
  537. tekninen [adjective] (technical)
  538. kuulla [verb] (to hear)
  539. ehdotus [noun] (proposal)
  540. äiti [noun] (mother)
  541. ulkomaa [noun] (abroad) This Finnish noun is formed by adding the prefix “ulko-” meaning “outer”, or “external” to the noun « maa » meaning “country”.
  542. asukas [noun] (resident) This Finnish noun is formed by adding the suffix “-kas” to the verb « asua » meaning “to live”, which also appears in this list of Finnish vocabulary words.
  543. muoto [noun] (form)
  544. verrata [verb] (to compare)
  545. vara [noun]
  546. kovin [adverb]
  547. merkitä [verb] (to subscribe)
  548. ruoka [noun] (food)
  549. no [interjection]
  550. selvä [adjective] (clear)
  551. ajatella [verb] (to think)
  552. toimitusjohtaja [noun] (managing director)
  553. kulkea [verb]
  554. todellinen [adjective] (real)
  555. päälle [noun]
  556. esitellä [verb] (to introduce)
  557. vapaa [adjective] (free)
  558. kuvata [verb] (to describe)
  559. kohde [noun] (target)
  560. tutustua [verb] (to meet)
  561. kuolla [verb] (to die)
  562. vero [noun] (tax)
  563. valmistaa [verb] (prepare)
  564. kilometri [noun] (kilometer)
  565. liikenne [noun] (traffic)
  566. markkinat [noun] (fair)
  567. isä [noun] (father)
  568. kuka [pronoun] (who)
  569. etsiä [verb] (to search)
  570. samoin [adverb] (likewise)
  571. huomata [verb] (note)
  572. poliittinen [adjective] (political)
  573. ajatus [noun] (thought)
  574. luokka [noun] (class)
  575. henki [noun] (spirit)
  576. yksityinen [adjective] (private)
  577. kohti [preposition] (towards)
  578. kansalainen [noun] (citizen)
  579. laatu [noun] (quality)
  580. alla [adverb] (below)
  581. saakka [postposition] (until)
  582. kunto [noun] (condition)
  583. toimittaja [noun] (supplier)
  584. pelaaja [noun] (player) This noun is formed by applying the suffix “-ja” to the verb « pelata » meaning “to play”, which is also in this list of frequently used Finnish vocabulary words.
  585. nousu [noun] (rise)
  586. kone [noun] (machine)
  587. avata [verb] (to open)
  588. laatia [verb]
  589. koira [noun] (dog)
  590. osasto [noun] (department)
  591. tavallinen [adjective] (usual)
  592. käsittely [noun] (handling)
  593. myötä [adverb]
  594. vahva [adjective] (strong)
  595. lasku [noun] (decrease)
  596. siirtää [verb] (to transfer)
  597. kirjasto [noun] (library) This Finnish noun is formed by adding the suffix “-sto” to the noun « kirja » meaning “book”, which also appears in this list of Finnish words.
  598. vahvistaa [verb] (confirm)
  599. jälleen [adverb] (again)
  600. sota [noun] (war)
  601. voima [noun] (force)
  602. varsin [adverb] (quite)
  603. tiistai [noun] (Tuesday)
  604. tuotanto [noun] (production)
  605. suunnitelma [noun] (plan)
  606. omistaa [verb] (to own)
  607. lähinnä [adverb] (mostly)
  608. vähentää [verb] (reduce)
  609. kutsua [verb] (to invite)
  610. varsinkin [adverb] (especially)
  611. aikoa [verb]
  612. varsinainen [adjective] (actual)
  613. täytyä [verb]
  614. velka [noun] (debt)
  615. piste [noun] (point)
  616. kerätä [verb] (to collect)
  617. tuttu [adjective] (familiar)
  618. maanantai [noun] (monday)
  619. puuttua [verb] (to intervene)
  620. sosiaalinen [adjective] (social)
  621. teksti [noun] (text)
  622. eniten [adverb] (the most)
  623. kokonaan [adverb] (fully)
  624. tutkija [noun] (researcher)
  625. mahdollisimman [adjective]
  626. paha [adjective] (evil)
  627. tahansa [adverb]
  628. sinne [adverb] (there)
  629. yhdistys [noun] (association)
  630. muodostaa [verb]
  631. selvitys [noun]
  632. lähtien [postposition] (since)
  633. silmä [noun] (eye)
  634. tällöin [adverb]
  635. puolestaan [adverb]
  636. vähemmän [adverb] (less)
  637. lääkäri [noun] (doctor)
  638. vastaus [noun] (answer)
  639. keino [noun] (means)
  640. eräs [pronoun] (one)
  641. puolesta [adjective]
  642. kappale [noun] (piece)
  643. luonto [noun] (nature) This noun is formed by adding the suffix “-nto” to the verb « luoda » meaning “to create”, which is also in this list of frequently used Finnish words.
  644. ainoastaan [adverb] (only)
  645. tulo [noun] (product)
  646. riittävä [adjective] (sufficient)
  647. lopulta [adverb] (eventually)
  648. valmistua [verb]
  649. parantaa [verb] (to improve)
  650. torstai [noun] (Thursday)
  651. oppilas [noun] (pupil)
  652. toivoa [verb] (wish)
  653. uudelleen [adverb] (again)
  654. pitkään [adverb]
  655. perinteinen [adjective] (traditional)
  656. pian [adverb] (soon)
  657. ehtiä [verb]
  658. muistuttaa [verb]
  659. paitsi [adverb] (except)
  660. keskiviikko [noun] (wednesday)
  661. laite [noun] (device)
  662. media [noun] (media)
  663. edellä [adverb] (above)
  664. edustaa [verb] (to represent)
  665. valo [noun] (light)
  666. Antti [proper noun] Antti” is one of the most common Finnish male names. It is covered in this guide to Finnish male names.
  667. varmaan [adverb] (probably)
  668. palata [verb] (to return)
  669. poistaa [verb] (to remove)
  670. toki [adverb] (sure)
  671. Joensuu [proper noun] Joensuu” is the name of a city in Finland.
  672. vastaava [adjective]
  673. miettiä [verb]
  674. noudattaa [verb] (follow)
  675. Ranska [proper noun] Ranska” is the country name of France, in the Finnish language.
  676. maksu [noun] (payment)
  677. erä [noun] (batch)
  678. kisa [noun] (competition)
  679. politiikka [noun] (policy)
  680. ohje [noun] (instruction)
  681. kesken [preposition]
  682. Kiina [proper noun] ”Kiina” is the Finnish word for “China”.
  683. rooli [noun] (role)
  684. vetää [verb] (to pull)
  685. edessä [postposition] (in front of)
  686. toukokuu [noun] (may)
  687. teos [noun] (work)
  688. vaatimus [noun] (requirement)
  689. lisääntyä [verb] (to increase)
  690. asiantuntija [noun] (expert)
  691. tilaisuus [noun] (opportunity)
  692. Juha [proper noun] Juha” is a Finnish male name.
  693. Matti [proper noun] Matti” is a common Finnish male name. It is covered in this guide to Finnish boy names.
  694. merkki [noun] (mark)
  695. syödä [verb] (to eat)
  696. maaliskuu [noun] (march)
  697. valtuusto [noun] (council)
  698. puu [noun] (wood)
  699. [noun] (night) This word is similar to the Estonian word “öö” which also means “night”. These two languages belong to the same linguistic family: the Uralic languages. For more on this, see this comparison of Finnish and Estonian.
  700. keskittyä [verb]
  701. työnantaja [noun] (employer) This Finnish word is a combination of the word “työ” which means “work” and the word “antaja” which means “giver”.
  702. esimerkki [noun] (example)
  703. omistaja [noun] (owner)
  704. turha [adjective] (useless)
  705. myöskään [adverb]
  706. kukin [pronoun] (each)
  707. seuraus [noun] (consequence)
  708. vaihtaa [verb] (to change)
  709. takana [adverb] (behind)
  710. saapua [verb] (to arrive)
  711. estää [verb] (to prevent)
  712. piiri [noun]
  713. kyseinen [adjective]
  714. etenkin [adverb] (especially)
  715. ansio [noun] (merit)
  716. yleisö [noun] (audience)
  717. Timo [proper noun] Timo” is a Finnish male name. It corresponds to the English name “Timothy”.
  718. laji [noun] (species)
  719. metsä [noun] (forest)
  720. nopea [adjective] (fast)
  721. Pekka [proper noun] Pekka” is a Finnish male name.
  722. valinta [noun] (selection)
  723. liikkua [verb] (to move)
  724. soittaa [verb] (call)
  725. sairaala [noun] (hospital)
  726. numero [noun] (number)
  727. lopettaa [verb] (to stop)
  728. tausta [noun] (background)
  729. hankkia [verb] (to acquire)
  730. aikuinen [noun] (adult)
  731. vuosittain [adverb] (annually) This Finnish adverb is formed by adding the suffix “-ttain” to the noun « vuosi » meaning “year”, which also appears in this list of Finnish vocabulary words.
  732. huhtikuu [noun] (April)
  733. nykyään [adverb] (today)
  734. aikaisemmin [adverb] (earlier)
  735. sisällä [adverb] (indoors)
  736. kirjoittaja [noun] (writer) This Finnish noun is formed by adding the suffix “-ja” to the verb « kirjoittaa » meaning “to write”, which also appears in this list of frequently used Finnish words.
  737. Ukraina [proper noun] Ukraina” is the Finnish word for “Ukraine”.
  738. saavuttaa [verb] (to reach)
  739. tietty [adjective] (certain)
  740. rahoitus [noun] (funding)
  741. anonyymi [adjective] (anonymous)
  742. näkökulma [noun] (perspective) This Finnish word is formed as a combination of the word “näkö” which means “vision” and the word “kulma” which means “angle”.
  743. ry [noun]
  744. potilas [noun] (patient)
  745. valta [noun] (power)
  746. virka [noun]
  747. eduskunta [noun]
  748. kylä [noun] (village)
  749. normaali [adjective] (normal)
  750. kansallinen [adjective] (national)
  751. henkilökohtainen [adjective] (personal)
  752. nykyisin [adverb] (nowadays)
  753. tietysti [adverb] (of course)
  754. elokuu [noun] (august) This Finnish word is formed as a combination of the word “elo” which means “life” or “corn”, and the word “kuu” which means “month”.
  755. energia [noun] (energy)
  756. pohtia [verb]
  757. korostaa [verb] (highlight)
  758. professori [noun] (professor)
  759. opinto [noun]
  760. melko [adverb] (quite)
  761. tammikuu [noun] (January)
  762. kehittyä [verb]
  763. työskennellä [verb] (to work)
  764. laina [noun] (loan)
  765. viranomainen [noun]
  766. materiaali [noun] (material)
  767. yhtään [adverb]
  768. yhteisö [noun] (community) This Finnish noun is formed by applying the suffix “-iso” to the numeral « yksi » meaning “one”, which is also in this list of common Finnish words.
  769. tyttö [noun] (girl)
  770. sähköposti [noun] (e-mail)
  771. lautakunta [noun] (board)
  772. jatkuvasti [adverb] (continually)
  773. erillinen [adjective] (separate) This Finnish adjective is formed by applying the suffix “-llinen” to the adjective « eri » meaning “different”, which also appears in this list of Finnish vocabulary words.
  774. henkilöstö [noun] (personnel)
  775. linja [noun] (line)
  776. selvitä [verb]
  777. pääministeri [noun] (prime minister)
  778. muodostua [verb] (to form)
  779. aineisto [noun] (material)
  780. syyskuu [noun] (september)
  781. ilmainen [adjective] (free)
  782. lausunto [noun] (statement)
  783. kiinteistö [noun]
  784. etusivu [noun] (front page)
  785. pinta [noun] (surface)
  786. mahdollistaa [verb] (enable)
  787. molemmat [pronoun] (both)
  788. ura [noun] (career)
  789. talvi [noun] (winter)
  790. viettää [verb] (spend)
  791. tarina [noun] (story)
  792. maakunta [noun] (province)
  793. kenttä [noun] (field)
  794. lähellä [preposition] (near)
  795. runsaasti [adverb]
  796. arvio [noun] (estimate)
  797. kunnanhallitus [noun]
  798. sijoittaa [verb] (place)
  799. keskustella [verb]
  800. lukio [noun]
  801. ulos [adverb] (out)
  802. työryhmä [noun] (working group)
  803. esiin [adverb] (out)
  804. sieltä [adverb] (from there)
  805. hieno [adjective] (fine)
  806. verkko [noun] (network)
  807. tuhat [numeral] (thousand)
  808. periaate [noun] (principle)
  809. Espoo [proper noun] Espoo” is the name of a city which is located in the south of Finland.
  810. kiinnostaa [verb] (to interest)
  811. Loviisa [proper noun] Loviisa” is a Finnish female name. For more examples, see this guide to Finnish girls names
  812. helmikuu [noun] (February) This Finnish word is a combination of the word “helmi” which means “pearl” and the word “kuu” which means “month”.
  813. osaaminen [noun]
  814. ilmestyä [verb] (appear)
  815. hallinta [noun]
  816. kärsiä [verb]
  817. pelkästään [adverb] (only)
  818. monipuolinen [adjective] (versatile)
  819. huomattavasti [adverb] (notably)
  820. yrittäjä [noun] (entrepreneur) This noun is formed by applying the suffix “-ja” to the verb « yrittää » meaning “to try”, which is also in this list of common Finnish words.
  821. liite [noun] (appendix)
  822. huolehtia [verb]
  823. ainakaan [adverb]
  824. ystävä [noun] (friend)
  825. riippua [verb] (to depend)
  826. onneksi [adverb] (fortunately)
  827. sisältyä [verb]
  828. Jyväskylä [proper noun] Jyväskylä is the name of a city in Finland.
  829. yhdistää [verb]
  830. hallita [verb] (reign)
  831. sisäinen [adjective] (internal)
  832. idea [noun] (idea)
  833. kokonaisuus [noun] (whole)
  834. meno [noun] (going)
  835. marraskuu [noun] (November)
  836. kotimainen [adjective] (domestic)
  837. edistää [verb] (to promote)
  838. hyöty [noun] (benefit)
  839. varata [verb] (book)
  840. ryhtyä [verb] (start)
  841. levy [noun] (plate)
  842. liike [noun] (movement)
  843. venäläinen [adjective] (russian)
  844. sattua [verb] (occur)
  845. istua [verb] (to sit)
  846. ympäri [preposition]
  847. eteenpäin [adverb] (ahead)
  848. turvallisuus [noun] (safety)
  849. teollisuus [noun] (industry)
  850. aine [noun] (substance)
  851. jakso [noun] (period)
  852. suhteen [postposition] (regarding)
  853. seitsemän [numeral] (seven)
  854. kiinnittää [verb] (fix)
  855. varmistaa [verb]
  856. korvata [verb] (to replace)
  857. artikkeli [noun] (article)
  858. vaalit [noun]
  859. taito [noun] (skill)
  860. hyödyntää [verb] (utilize)
  861. kohtaan [postposition] (towards)
  862. homma [noun]
  863. riski [noun] (risk)
  864. toisin [adverb] (otherwise)
  865. Lahti [proper noun] This word is the name of a city in Finland.
  866. ehto [noun] (condition)
  867. Mikko [proper noun] Mikko” is a Finnish male name. It corresponds to the English name “Michael”.
  868. taitaa [verb] (to know)
  869. määritellä [verb] (to define)
  870. opiskelu [noun] (study)
  871. sopiva [adjective] (suitable)
  872. järjestö [noun] (organization)
  873. sääntö [noun] (rule)
  874. esille [adverb] (up)
  875. kauan [adverb] (long)
  876. yksittäinen [adjective] (single)
  877. ilmoitus [noun] (advertisement)
  878. painaa [verb] (press)
  879. Kuopio [proper noun] Kuopio” is the name of a city in Finland.
  880. ilmeisesti [adverb] (apparently)
  881. uutinen [noun] (news) This noun is formed by adding the suffix “-inen” to the adjective « uusi » meaning “new”, which is also in this list of common Finnish words.
  882. yksin [adverb] (alone)
  883. havaita [verb] (detect)
  884. tunnettu [adjective] (known)
  885. lokakuu [noun] (october) This Finnish word is a combination of the word “loka” which means “mud” and the word “kuu” which means “month”.
  886. kuluttaja [noun] (consumer) This Finnish noun is formed by adding the suffix “-ja” to the verb « kuluttaa » which means “to consume”.
  887. edellytys [noun] (prerequisite)
  888. loppua [verb] (to end)
  889. keskimäärin [adverb] (on average)
  890. Vantaa [proper noun] Vantaa” is the name of a city located in the south of Finland.
  891. toistaiseksi [adverb]
  892. todennäköisesti [adverb] (likely)
  893. vanhempi [noun] (parent)
  894. äänestää [verb] (to vote)
  895. Kari [proper noun]
  896. millainen [adjective] (what kind)
  897. arviointi [noun] (evaluation)
  898. terveys [noun] (health)
  899. toteuttaminen [noun] (realization)
  900. video [noun] (video)
  901. oppia [verb] (to learn)
  902. kesäkuu [noun] (june)
  903. kerro [verb]
  904. Sipilä [proper noun]
  905. ominaisuus [noun] (quality)
  906. kansanedustaja [noun]
  907. avoin [adjective] (open)
  908. työelämä [noun] (working life)
  909. ranta [noun] (shore)
  910. unioni [noun] (union)
  911. kotimaa [noun] (homeland) This Finnish word is formed as a combination of the word “koti” which means “home” and the word “maa” which means “country”.
  912. rakenne [noun] (structure)
  913. säilyä [verb] (last)
  914. liikaa [adverb] (too much)
  915. henkilökunta [noun] (staff)
  916. ovi [noun] (door)
  917. kuolema [noun] (death)
  918. mukava [adjective] (nice)
  919. hyvinvointi [noun] (welfare)
  920. näkemys [noun] (view)
  921. sektori [noun] (sector)
  922. tavara [noun] (goods)
  923. lista [noun] (list)
  924. kotona [adverb] (at home)
  925. erikseen [adverb] (separately)
  926. kaveri [noun] (guy)
  927. tontti [noun] (plot)
  928. aamu [noun] (morning)
  929. luku [noun] (number)
  930. kierros [noun] (round)
  931. ravintola [noun] (restaurant) This noun is formed by adding the suffix “-la” to the word « ravinto » which means “nourishment”.
  932. kokoomus [noun] (coalition)
  933. päin [adverb]
  934. joulukuu [noun] (December) This word is simply the combination of the word “joulu” which means “Christmas” and the word “kuu” which means “month”.
  935. musta [adjective] (black)
  936. epäillä [verb] (suspect)
  937. koostua [verb] (to consist of)
  938. varma [adjective] (sure)
  939. herättää [verb]
  940. toimisto [noun] (office)
  941. väli [noun] (space)
  942. päällä [adverb] (on)
  943. pakko [noun]
  944. vauhti [noun] (velocity)
  945. kahdeksan [numeral] (eight)
  946. palauttaa [verb] (to return)
  947. Jukka [proper noun]
  948. opiskella [verb] (study)
  949. menettää [verb] (to lose)
  950. toimenpide [noun]
  951. kaikkiaan [adverb] (altogether)
  952. dollari [noun] (dollar)
  953. käynti [noun]
  954. huoli [noun] (worry)
  955. oikeasti [adverb] (for real)
  956. toteutua [verb] (be realized)
  957. kunnes [conjunction] (until)
  958. välttämättä [adverb] (necessarily)
  959. korko [noun] (interest)
  960. lippu [noun] (flag)
  961. suora [adjective] (direct)
  962. taho [noun]
  963. hallinto [noun] (administration)
  964. voimassa [adverb] (in force)
  965. ehdottaa [verb] (propose)
  966. valmentaja [noun] (coach)
  967. tuskin [adverb] (hardly)
  968. pelkkä [adjective] (mere)
  969. liikevaihto [noun] (revenue)
  970. reilu [adjective] (fair)
  971. aiheutua [verb]
  972. milloin [adverb] (when)
  973. tavata [verb] (to meet)
  974. toimiala [noun] (industry)
  975. kasvattaa [verb] (to grow)
  976. vihreä [adjective] (green)
  977. tähti [noun] (star)
  978. tarjolla [adverb]
  979. korjata [verb] (to fix)
  980. väittää [verb] (to claim)
  981. haastattelu [noun] (interview)
  982. kohdistua [verb]
  983. puhe [noun] (speech)
  984. ohi [adverb] (past)
  985. ohjata [verb] (control)
  986. säilyttää [verb] (to retain)
  987. Norja [proper noun]
  988. seutu [noun] (region)
  989. määrätä [verb] (determine)
  990. Espanja [proper noun]
  991. Italia [proper noun]
  992. raportti [noun]
  993. tyytyväinen [adjective] (pleased)
  994. eläin [noun] (animal)
  995. enintään [adverb] (at most)
  996. viikonloppu [noun] (weekend)
  997. seurakunta [noun] (parish)
  998. piha [noun] (yard)
  999. jatkuva [adjective] (continuous)
  1000. viimeistään [adverb] (at the latest)
  1001. kattaa [verb] (to cover)
  1002. organisaatio [noun] (organization)
  1003. Mikkeli [proper noun]
  1004. mitä [pronoun] (what)
  1005. Viro [proper noun]
  1006. nauttia [verb]
  1007. yhteen [adverb] (together)
  1008. versio [noun] (version)
  1009. aste [noun] (degree)
  1010. liittää [verb] (attach)
  1011. teko [noun] (act)
  1012. tappio [noun] (defeat)
  1013. mahdollisesti [adverb] (possibly) This Finnish adverb is formed by adding the suffix “-sti” to the adjective « mahdollinen » meaning “possible”, which also appears in this list of frequently used Finnish words.
  1014. eteen [postposition] (in front of)
  1015. valvonta [noun] (monitoring)
  1016. Kouvola [proper noun]
  1017. terveydenhuolto [noun] (health care)
  1018. tietenkin [adverb] (of course)
  1019. edetä [verb] (proceed)
  1020. totuus [noun] (truth) This Finnish noun is formed by adding the suffix “-uus” to the adjective « tosi » which means “true”.
  1021. käsitys [noun]
  1022. Jussi [proper noun]
  1023. jalka [noun] (foot)
  1024. eilen [adverb] (yesterday)
  1025. tutkinto [noun]
  1026. muualla [adverb] (elsewhere)
  1027. virhe [noun] (error)
  1028. Yle [proper noun]
  1029. ylittää [verb] (to exceed)
  1030. virallinen [adjective] (official)
  1031. Jari [proper noun]
  1032. näyttely [noun] (show)
  1033. väri [noun] (color)
  1034. rauha [noun] (peace)
  1035. paljastaa [verb] (to reveal)
  1036. kriisi [noun] (crisis)
  1037. ilma [noun] (air)
  1038. kokeilla [verb]
  1039. ohjaus [noun] (control)
  1040. neljäs [adjective] (fourth)
  1041. sivusto [noun] (site)
  1042. melkein [adverb] (almost)
  1043. järjestäminen [noun]
  1044. talousarvio [noun] (budget)
  1045. prosessi [noun] (process)
  1046. soveltua [verb]
  1047. turvallinen [adjective] (safe)
  1048. hävitä [verb] (vanish)
  1049. kuljettaja [noun] (driver)
  1050. väärä [adjective] (wrong)
  1051. heinäkuu [noun] (july) This Finnish word is formed as a combination of the word “heinä” which means “hay” and the word “kuu” which means “month”.
  1052. aluksi [adverb] (in the beginning)
  1053. valtakunnallinen [adjective]
  1054. tyhjä [adjective] (blank)
  1055. korvaus [noun] (compensation) This noun is formed by adding the suffix “-us” to the verb « korvata » meaning “to replace”, which is also in this list of common Finnish words.
  1056. keskellä [preposition] (in the middle)
  1057. tekniikka [noun] (technique)
  1058. ohella [postposition] (alongside)
  1059. todellisuus [noun] (reality) This Finnish noun is formed by adding the suffix “-uus” to the adjective « todellinen » meaning “real”, which is also in this list of Finnish words.
  1060. kallis [adjective] (expensive)
  1061. ratkaista [verb] (to solve)
  1062. samanlainen [adjective] (similar) This Finnish adjective is formed by applying the suffix “-lainen” to the pronoun « sama » meaning “same”, which also appears in this list of Finnish vocabulary words.
  1063. punainen [adjective] (red)
  1064. helpottaa [verb] (facilitate)
  1065. Heikki [proper noun]
  1066. vaara [noun] (danger)
  1067. museo [noun] (museum)
  1068. kysyntä [noun] (demand)
  1069. luvata [verb] (to promise)
  1070. Pori [proper noun]
  1071. kertyä [verb] (accrue)
  1072. hakemus [noun] (application)
  1073. ulkopuolella [noun] (outside)
  1074. vaihdella [verb] (to vary)
  1075. tarkastella [verb]
  1076. selkeä [adjective] (clear)
  1077. Lappi [proper noun]
  1078. alkuperäinen [adjective] (original)
  1079. kuvaus [noun] (description)
  1080. olo [noun]
  1081. positiivinen [adjective] (positive)
  1082. tarkistaa [verb] (to check)
  1083. ikä [noun] (age)
  1084. ohjaaja [noun] (director)
  1085. viimeksi [adverb] (last)
  1086. saksalainen [adjective] (german)
  1087. sähkö [noun] (electricity)
  1088. neuvottelu [noun] (negotiation)
  1089. puhelin [noun] (phone)
  1090. pallo [noun] (ball)
  1091. tunne [noun] (feeling)
  1092. oppiminen [noun] (learning)
  1093. ilmetä [verb]
  1094. toivottavasti [adverb] (hopefully)
  1095. kulu [noun] (expense)
  1096. mm [noun]
  1097. tietokone [noun] (computer) This Finnish word is a combination of the word “tieto” which means “ information” and the word “kone” which means “machine”.
  1098. Mika [proper noun]