Finnish | Phrases - Travel | General

General - Essentials

Can you help me, please?
Voisitko auttaa minua?
Asking for help
Do you speak English?
Puhutko englantia?
Asking if a person speaks English
Do you speak _[language]_?
Puhutteko _[kieltä]_?
Asking if a person speaks a certain language
I don't speak_[language]_.
En puhu _[kieltä]_.
Clarifying that you don't speak a certain language
I don't understand.
En ymmärrä
Explaining that you don't understand

General - Conversation

Standard greeting
Informal greeting
Good Morning!
Hyvää huomenta!
Greeting used in the morning
Good Evening!
Hyvää iltaa!
Greeting used in the evening
Good Night!
Hyvää yötä!
Greeting used when leaving in the evening/night or before going to bed
How are you?
Mitä kuuluu?
Polite small talk enquiring about the other person's well-being
Good, thank you.
Hyvää, kiitos kysymästä.
Polite reply to 'How are you?'
What’s your name?
Mikä nimesi on?
Asking the other person's name
My name is ___.
Nimeni on ___.
Telling someone your name
Where are you from?
Mistä olet kotoisin?
Asking about someone's origin
I am from___.
Olen ___.
Answering about your origin
How old are you?
Kuinka vanha olet?
Asking about someone's age
I am___years old.
Olen __ vuotta vanha.
Answering about your age
Positive reply
Negative reply
Filler word to add polite touch
Here you go!
Tässä ole hyvä!
Used when giving something to someone
Thank you.
Thanking someone
Thank you very much.
Kiitos oikein paljon.
Thanking someone very warmly
You're welcome.
Ole hyvä.
Politely replying to a 'thank you'
I am sorry.
Olen pahoillani.
Apologizing for something
Excuse me.
Getting the attention of someone
It's OK.
Ei se mitään.
Replying to an apology if you accept it
No problem.
Ei haittaa.
Replying to an apology if you accept it
Watch out!
Making someone aware of a danger
I am hungry.
Minulla on nälkä.
Used when feeling hungry
I am thirsty.
Minulla on jano.
Used when feeling thirsty
I am tired.
Olen väsynyt
Used when feeling tired
I am sick.
Olen kipeä.
Used when feeling sick
I don't know.
En tiedä
You don't know the answer to a question
It was nice meeting you.
Oli mukava tavata.
Polite good-bye phrase after first meeting
Saying farewell

General - Complaints

I would like to make a complaint.
Haluaisin tehdä valituksen
Polite way of starting your complaint
Who is in charge here?
Kuka täällä on vastuussa?
Finding out who is responsible
This is totally unacceptable!
Tätä en voi hyväksyä!
Strongly expressing your dissatisfaction
I want my money back!
Haluan rahani takaisin!
Asking for a refund
We have been waiting for over an hour.
Olemme odottaneet yli tunnin.
Complaining about long waiting times

General - Swearing

This food tastes like crap!
Tämä ruoka maistuu ihan paskalta!
Rude way of showing displeasure with your food
This drink tastes like piss!
Tämä juoma maistuu ihan kuselta!
Rude way of showing displeasure with a drink
This place is a shithole!
Tämä paikka on oikea persläpi!
Rude way of showing displeasure with an establishment
This car is a wreck!
Tämä auto on kauhea romu!
Rude way of showing displeasure with a car
The service sucks!
Palvelu on täällä ihan perseestä!
Rude way of showing displeasure with the service
This is a total rip-off!
Tämähän on täyttä riistoa!
Rudely complaining about a high price
That is bullshit!
Älä puhu paskaa!
Rude way of showing disbelief in something someone said
You are a stupid moron!
Olet idiootti!
Insulting a person by criticizing his/her intelligence
You don't know shit!
Sinä et tiedä paskan vertaa!
Insulting a person by criticizing his/her knowledge
Piss off!
Painu helvettiin!
Rudely telling a person to leave immediately
Let's settle this outside!
Sovitaan tämä ulkopuolella!
Asking a person to fight outside of an establishment