Book recommendations

It all depends on what your current level of knowledge of the Finnish language is.
Try to be honest!

1. Levels

1.1. Absolute beginner

You are an abosulte beginner when you've never touched a book to learn Finnish with.


1.2. Beginner

You aren't able to form sentences yet, but you have some idea of what partitive and genitive are, even if you can't use them very well yet. You can conjugate verbs in the present tense.

1.3. Intermediate

You belong to this level if you are able to have a very basic conversation in Finnish. You know about partitive and genitive, and can conjugate verbs in the present and the past tense. You know what the imperative is like.

1.4. Advanced

You are advanced when you can communicate your wants and needs in Finnish. You can understand the reading exercises on this website without having to look in a dictionary all the time.




Recommendations

1.1. Absolute beginner

Main book: From start to Finnish
Second book: kieli käyttöön: Suomen kielen alkeisoppikirja


1.2. Beginner

Main book: Kuulostaa hyvältä
Second book: kieli käyttöön: Suomen kielen alkeisoppikirja
Grammar book: Suomen kielen alkeisoppikirja
To read: Aamu

1.3. Intermediate

Main book: Elämän suolaa: Suomen kielen alkeita 2
Grammar book: A Grammar Book of Finnish
To read: Suomi-tyttö puhuu I, or II

1.4. Advanced

Main book: Suomen kielen tikapuut
Grammar book: Suomen kielen jatko-oppikirja
To read: Lue ja opi suomeksi 1 and 2
To read: Minä ja suomi 1, 2, 3, 4