Learn Finnish

Learn Finnish with these resources

To learn Finnish, you’re going to need a way to learn correct pronunciation, a frequency dictionary to form your base vocabulary and a good grammar book. You’ll also benefit from a thematic vocabulary book for specialized vocabulary and maybe a book or two, once you learn your first 1000 words. Make sure you read the Method sections of the website, then check out some of these recommended resources:

1. Introductory Books

A reader recommended this book for those relatively new to Finnish, as well as this one. Another reader preferred these Finnish books, including Suomea suomeksi 1 and Finnish for Foreigners 1.

2. Vocabulary

For vocabulary, a reader suggested you check out this for general vocabulary and this for more colloquial vocabulary.

If you have more questions about studying with Anki flashcards and learning Finnish pronunciation or vocab, there’s also the Anki language learners community on Reddit. You can even check out this Anki language learning blog for other Anki tips and tricks for learning Finnish.

3. Grammar

You can find a reader-recommended grammar book here.

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