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 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 Location
Sisällä (inside), ulkona (outside), kaukana (far away) and vasemmalla (on the left) are also adverbs. These go hand in hand with the postpositions, but can appear on their own!
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 Probability
This adverb group consists of adverbs that express certainty (totta kai), likelihood (todennäköisesti), uncertainty (kai, ehkä) and unlikelihood (tuskin).
Adverbs Ending in -ttAin
The adverbs in this group can express a multitude of different things, from time (päivittäin) to orientation (pitkittäin) and containers (pulloittain).
More groups will be added to this adverb types overview soon!