Personal pronouns

Personal pronouns show what person it is that is the subject of a sentence.

Finnish English Remarks
minä I
sinä you Singular, informal
hän he / she Finnish has no grammatical gender, so both "he" and "she" are "hän".
se it Se is used for things and animals, but in coloquial Finnish also for people.
me we
te you Plural (when talking to two friends), or formal (when talking to the president)
he they
ne they Ne refers to things. In colloquial Finnish you can refer to people as "ne"


When followed by verbs, the pronouns minä, sinä, me, and te can be left out unless one needs to emphasize the pronoun. This is because the verb ending shows what the subject is.
Therefore, it is possible to say:
"Olen" instead of "Minä olen"
"Olet" instead of "Sinä olet"
"Olemme" instead of "Me olemme"
"Olette" instead of "Te olette"

Third person pronouns hän, se, he and ne cannot be left out.