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Pronouns

Like many languages, Finnish has several types of pronouns. Possessive adjectives and possessive suffixes are also included here.

Subject pronouns

The Finnish subject pronouns are as follows:

Written Finnish Spoken Finnish English
minä minä, mä, mää, mie I
sinä sinä, sä, sää, sie you
hän hän, se1 he/she
me me, myö we
te; Te te, työ you (plural); you (formal)2
he he, ne3 they

Possessive adjectives

The Finnish possessive adjectives A possessive adjective, like a regular adjective, modifies a noun. are as follows:

Written Finnish Spoken Finnish English
minun mun my
sinun sun your
hänen hänen his/her
meidän meidän our
teidän teidän your (plural)
heidän heidän their

Possessive pronouns

In Finnish, the possessive pronouns and possessive adjectives are identically written.

Written Finnish Spoken Finnish English
minun mun mine
sinun sun yours
hänen hänen his/hers
meidän meidän ours
teidän teidän yours (plural)
heidän heidän theirs

Note

The Finnish demonstrative and object pronouns, and possessive suffixes will be added at a later date.

A possessive pronoun, like a regular pronoun, replaces a noun.


  1. Grammatically speaking, se is a demonstrative pronoun. [return]
  2. For the sake of simplicity, the formal Te is generally omitted from TiF documentation. In spoken language, the use of Te in place of sinä can be awkward and unnecessary. If you need to use Te frequently, congratulations for having reached that level of the Finnish language! [return]
  3. Grammatically speaking, ne is a demonstrative pronoun. [return]
Last updated on 20 Apr 2019

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