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Death – Kuolema – Finnish Vocabulary

Death – kuolema in Finnish – is perhaps a slightly macabre topic to learn vocabulary about, but sometimes it can prove to be useful. You can also learn some new vocabulary about age and aging!

Finnish English
kuolla to die
kuolema death
kuollut dead
hän on kuollut he is dead
hän kuoli he died
ruumis corpse
hautajaiset funeral
haudata to bury
hauta grave
hautakivi gravestone
hautausmaa graveyard
kirkkomaa church graveyard
hautausmuistomerkki to cenotaph
sankarihauta hero’s tomb
arkku / ruumisarkku coffin
Finnish English
polttaa ruumis to cremate
krematorio to crematorium
polttohautaus cremation
tuhkat ashes
seppele wreath
muistokirjoitus obituary
leski widow, widower
testamentti will
periä to inherit
perintö inheritance
perijä heir
itsemurha suicide
surra to grieve
suru grief
orpo orphan

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