Finnish is different – but NOT difficult! The structure and vocabulary of Finnish differ greatly from other languages spoken in Europe. All languages spoken in Europe are related to each other; they belong
to the same lndo-European family of languages. The Finnish language is a
member of the Finno-Ugrian language family (just like Estonian and Hungarian).

The letters B, C, F, G, Q, W, X, Z and Å are only used in names and foreign loanwords
The letter G appears in native Finnish words in combination with N as ng [ŋ]
C = [k] when it appears before A, O and U, and [s] when before E, I, Y, ä and ö
Stress always falls on the first syllable of words.
Vowels and consonants can be short (written with one letter), or long (written with two letters).
Finnish has a system of vowel harmony. There are three types of vowels: front vowels (ä, ö, y), back vowels (a, o, u) and neutral vowels (e, i). Front and back vowels cannot co-exist in the same word. Neutral vowels can be used with either of the two other types.

The official Finnish alphabet has 29 letters.

A B D E F G H I J K L M N O P R S Š Z Ž T U V Õ Ä Ö Ü

No articles, no gender

There are no articles in Finnish. The words have no grammatical gender, i.e.
there are no feminine, masculine or neuter words
.

auto – a car, the car
lusikkaspoon
haarukka –
fork
hän –
she, he

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