Adverb Types Overview – Adverbien tyypit

In this Finnish adverb types overview, you can find Finnish adverbs organized based on their meaning. There are quite a few of them!  Within each category you have easier and harder adverbs, so you’ll have to take your pick while reading through to choose the ones you want to learn first.

Adverbs of Manner

This is probably the largest group of adverbs there are. These adverbs express HOW something happens: quickly, easily, angrily, etc. Very often they end in -sti.

Adverbs of Manner

Adverbs of Time

This group contains simple words tänään (today) and huomenna (tomorrow), as well as words like pian (soon), myöhemmin (later) and myöhässä (too late).

Adverbs of Time

Adverbs of Location

Sisällä (inside), ulkona (outside), kaukana (far away) and vasemalla (on the left) are also adverbs. These go hand in hand with the postpositions, but can appear on their own!

Coming Soon!

Adverbs of Intensity

How many words do you know in Finnish? Aika paljon (fairly many), tosi paljon (very many) or uskomattoman paljon (unbelievably many)? Or are you leaning more towards ihan vähän (only a little)?

Adverbs of Intensity

More groups will be added to this adverb types overview soon!