We’ll now learn talking about parts of the human body as well as some useful Finnish words and phrases related to Health and Illnesses. Let’s hope you’ll never need them, but better be prepared than sorry as they say…

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Body & Health in Finnish

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The Body

body [Sg]vartalo

bodies [Pl]vartalot
head [Sg]pää
heads [Pl]päät
face [Sg]naama

faces [Pl]naamat

eye [Sg]silmä
eyes [Pl]silmät
ear [Sg]korva
ears [Pl]korvat
nose [Sg]nenä
noses [Pl]nenät
mouth [Sg]suu
mouths [Pl]suut
tongue [Sg]kieli
tongues [Pl]kielet
neck [Sg]kaula
necks [Pl]kaulat
chest [Sg]rinta
chests [Pl]rinnat
back / shoulder [Sg]selkä

backs / shoulders [Pl]selät

stomach [Sg]vatsa

stomachs [Pl]vatsat

heart [Sg]sydän
hearts [Pl]sydämet
arm [Sg]käsivarsi
arms [Pl]käsivarret
elbow [Sg]kyynärpää
elbows [Pl]kyynärpäät
hand [Sg]käsi
hands [Pl]kädet
right hand [Sg]oikea käsi
right hand [Pl]oikeat kädet
left hand [Sg]vasen käsi
left hand [Pl]vasemmat kädet
finger [Sg]sormi
fingers [Pl]sormet
leg [Sg]jalka
legs [Pl]jalat
foot [Sg]jalkapohja

feet [Pl]jalkapohjat

skin [Sg]iho
skin [Pl]ihot
hair [Sg]hiukset
hair [Pl]hiukset
tooth [Sg]hammas
teeth [Pl]hampaat
blood [Sg]veri
blood [Pl]veret

Health & Illnesses

healthy [Sg]terve
healthy [Pl]terveet
ill / sick [Sg]sairas
ill / sick [Pl]sairaat
ache [Sg]särky
aches [Pl]säryt
My [...] aches. / My [...] hurts. [Sg]Minun [...] särkee.
Minun [...] sattuu.

My [...] aches. / My [...] hurts. [Pl]Meidän [...] särkee.
Meidän [...] sattuu.

My [...] ache. / My [...] hurt. [Sg]Minun [...] särki.
Minun [...] sattui.

My [...] ache. / My [...] hurt. [Pl]Meidän [...] särki.
meidän [...] sattui.

I have a stomach ache. [Sg]Minua sattuu mahaan.
I have a stomach ache. [Pl]Meidän vatsa on kipeä.
My legs hurt. [Sg]Minun jalkoihin sattuu.
My legs hurt. [Pl]Meidän jalkoihin sattuu.
doctor [Sg]lääkäri
doctors [Pl]lääkärit
medical office / doctor’s surgery [Sg]lääkärin vastaanotto
medical offices / doctor's surgeries [Pl]lääkärin vastaanotot
chemist’s / drugstore [Sg]apteekki
chemists / drugstores [Pl]apteekit
hospital [Sg]sairaala
hospitals [Pl]sairaalat
illness / malady [Sg]sairaus
illnesses / maladies [Pl]sairaudet

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