Food & Drinks in Finnish

Food & Drinks in Finnish 2017-11-27T08:20:22+00:00

Food and drinks are a recurring talking point, not only while eating out on vacation. So let’s learn the most common words and phrases related to this topic.

This lesson is part of the chapter “Learning Finnish“.

Food & Drinks in Finnish

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Basic Food & Spices

EnglishFinnishPronunciation
(Audio)
bread [Sg]
leipä
breads [Pl]
leivät
roll [Sg]
kaulia
rolls [Pl]
kaulivat
butter [Sg]
voi
butter [Pl]
voit
cheese [Sg]
juusto
cheese [Pl]
juustot
honey [Sg]
hunaja
honey [Pl]
hunajat
jam [Sg]
hillo
jams [Pl]
hillot
egg [Sg]
kananmuna
eggs [Pl]
kananmunat
noodles [Sg]
nuudeli
noodles [Pl]
nuudelit
rice [Sg]
riisi
rice [Pl]
riisit
yoghurt [Sg]
jugurtti
yoghurts [Pl]
jugurtit
sugar [Sg]
sokeri
sugar [Pl]
sokerit
salt [Sg]
suola
salt [Pl]
suolat
pepper [Sg]
pippuri
pepper [Pl]
pippurit
spice [Sg]
mauste
spices [Pl]
mausteet
oil [Sg]
öljy
oils [Pl]
öljyt

Basic Words & Phrases

EnglishFinnishPronunciation
(Audio)
(to) eat [Sg]
syödä
(to) eat [Pl]
syövät
food [Sg]
ruoka
foods [Pl]
ruoat
(to) drink [Sg]
juoda
(to) drink [Pl]
juovat
drink [Sg]
juoma
drinks [Pl]
juomat
hungry [Sg]
nälkäinen
hungry [Pl]
nälkäiset
hunger [Sg]
nälkä
hunger [Pl]
nälät
thirsty [Sg]
janoinen
thirsty [Pl]
janoiset
thirst [Sg]
jano
thirst [Pl]
janot
(to) cook [Sg]
kokata
tehdä ruokaa

(to) cook [Pl]
kokkaavat
tekevät ruokia

(to) taste [Sg]
maistaa
(to) taste [Pl]
maistavat
tasty [Sg]
maukas
maistuva

tasty [Pl]
maukkaat
maistuvat

delicious [Sg]
herkullinen
delicious [Pl]
herkulliset

Bon appetit! / Enjoy your meal! [Sg]
Nauti ruoastasi!
Hyvää ruokahalua!

Bon appetit! / Enjoy your meal! [Pl]
Nauttikaa ruoastanne!
Hyvät ruokahalut!

Cheers! / To your health!
Kippis!
breakfast [Sg]
aamiainen
aamupala

breakfasts [Pl]
aamiaiset
aamupalat

lunch [Sg]
lounas
lunches [Pl]
lounaat
dinner [Sg]
illallinen
dinners [Pl]
illalliset
restaurant [Sg]
ravintola
restaurants [Pl]
ravintolat
bar [Sg]
baari
bars [Pl]
baarit
café [Sg]
kahvila
cafés [Pl]
kahvilat

Dishes

EnglishFinnishPronunciation
(Audio)
soup [Sg]
keitto
soups [Pl]
keitot
salad [Sg]
salaatti
salads [Pl]
salaatit
french fries / chips [Sg]
ranskalainen
french fries / chips [Pl]
ranskalaiset

Dishes & Cutlery

EnglishFinnishPronunciation
(Audio)
cutlery [Sg]
ruokailuväline
cutlery [Pl]
ruokailuvälineet
fork [Sg]
haarukka
forks [Pl]
haarukat
spoon [Sg]
lusikka
spoons [Pl]
lusikat
knife [Sg]
veitsi
knives [Pl]
veitset
plate [Sg]
lautanen
plates [Pl]
lautaset
glass [Sg]
lasi
glasses [Pl]
lasit
cup [Sg]
kuppi
cups [Pl]
kupit
mug [Sg]
muki
mugs [Pl]
mukit

Drinks

EnglishFinnishPronunciation
(Audio)
water [Sg]
vesi
water [Pl]
vedet
mineral water [Sg]
mineraalivesi
mineral water [Pl]
mineraalivedet
soda water / sparkling water [Sg]
kivennäisvesi
soda water / sparkling water [Pl]
kivennäisvedet
still water [Sg]
hanavesi
still water [Pl]
hanavedet
juice [Sg]
mehu
juices [Pl]
mehut
beer [Sg]
olut
beers [Pl]
oluet
wine [Sg]
viini
wines [Pl]
viinit
champagne [Sg]
samppanja
champagnes [Pl]
samppanjat
cocktail [Sg]
koktaili
cocktails [Pl]
koktailit
milk [Sg]
maito
milk [Pl]
maidot
cocoa [Sg]
kaakao
cocoa [Pl]
kaakaot
coffee [Sg]
kahvi
coffees [Pl]
kahvit
tea [Sg]
tee
teas [Pl]
teet

Flavors

EnglishFinnishPronunciation
(Audio)
sweet [Sg]
makea
sweet [Pl]
makeat
sour [Sg]
hapan
sour [Pl]
happamat
spicy [Sg]
mausteinen
spicy [Pl]
mausteiset
salty [Sg]
suolainen
salty [Pl]
suolaiset
bitter [Sg]
kitkerä
bitter [Pl]
kitkerät

Fruit & Vegetables

EnglishFinnishPronunciation
(Audio)
fruit [Sg]
hedelmä
fruit [Pl]
hedelmät
vegetables [Sg]
vihannes
vegetables [Pl]
vihannekset
apple [Sg]
omena
apples [Pl]
omenat
orange [Sg]
appelsiini
oranges [Pl]
appelsiinit
strawberry [Sg]
mansikka
strawberries [Pl]
mansikat
banana [Sg]
banaani
bananas [Pl]
banaanit
potato [Sg]
peruna
potatoes [Pl]
perunat
cucumber [Sg]
kurkku
cucumbers [Pl]
kurkut

Meat & Sausages

EnglishFinnishPronunciation
(Audio)
meat [Sg]
liha
meat [Pl]
lihat
sausage [Sg]
makkara
sausages [Pl]
makkarat
small sausage [Sg]
nakki
small sausages [Pl]
nakit
ham [Sg]
kinkku
hams [Pl]
kinkut
chicken [Sg]
kana
chicken [Pl]
kanat
fish [Sg]
kala
fish [Pl]
kalat
beef [Sg]
naudanliha
beef [Pl]
naudanlihat
lamb [Sg]
lampaanliha
lamb [Pl]
lampaanlihat

Sweets

EnglishFinnishPronunciation
(Audio)
chocolate [Sg]
suklaa
chocolate [Pl]
suklaat
pie [Sg]
piirakka
pies [Pl]
piirakat
cake [Sg]
kakku
cakes [Pl]
kakut
biscuit [Sg]
keksi
biscuits [Pl]
keksit
icecream [Sg]
jäätelö
icecream [Pl]
jäätelöt

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