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The Partitive Plural – Monikon Partitiivi Finnish Grammar

The Partitive Plural – Monikon Partitiivi

This article describes the usage and the formation of the partitive plural tense, aka monikon partitiivi. 1. Use of the Partitive Plural 1.1. Generally after the word ”paljon” The general rule goes that the singular partitive is used after ”monta”, while the plural partitive is used after the word ”paljon”. There isn’t always a big […]

Partitive Verbs – Partitiiviverbit – Finnish Grammar Finnish Grammar

Partitive Verbs – Partitiiviverbit &…

Partitive verbs are a group of verbs that always (or almost always) require their object to be inflected in the partitive case. Partitive verbs themselves won’t inflect in the partitive. Rather, the word connected to the partitive verb should be partitive. Verb Example Translation rakastaa Minä rakastan sinua. I love you. odottaa Minä odotan bussia. […]

Words that Express Quantity for the Partitive Finnish Grammar

Words that Express Quantity for the Partitive

This page gives you more examples of words that express quantity. These are words that you use the partitive with. However, there is both the partitive singular and the partitive plural. Often the same quantity word can be used both with the singular and the plural partitive. Below is a group of examples meant to […]

The Partitive Case – Partitiivi – Finnish Grammar Finnish Grammar

The Partitive Case – Partitiivi &#82…

1. Use of the Partitive Case (mitä, ketä) The partitive has no equivalent in English and many other languages. That makes it hard to understand what its function is. In some cases, the use of the partitive coincides with the plural form in other languages, but it’s not the same as the plural. When a […]

Finnish Prepositions – Finnish Grammar Constructions

Finnish Prepositions – Finnish Grammar

1. The Use of Finnish Prepositions In general, both prepositions and postpositions express a thing’s relative location of in relation to other things. Prepositions occur in front of the word they’re connected to, and require this word to be put in the partitive case. Prepositions are more natural to speakers of English than postpositions are. […]