People & Professions in Finnish

People & Professions in Finnish 2017-08-07T10:07:57+00:00

Let’s talk about people, jobs and professions. These words and phrases will help you when talking about yourself and others, or when you’re planning to apply for a new job abroad.

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

People & Professions in Finnish

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People

EnglishFinnishPronunciation
(Audio)
human (being) / person [Sg]
ihminen
henkilö

human (being) / person [Pl]
ihmiset
henkilöt

people / humans [Sg]
ihminen
ihmiset

people / humans [Pl]
ihmiset
woman [Sg]
nainen
women [Pl]
naiset
man [Sg]
mies
men [Pl]
miehet
child [Sg]
lapsi
children [Pl]
lapset
girl [Sg]
tyttö
girls [Pl]
tytöt
boy [Sg]
poika
boys [Pl]
pojat

Professions

EnglishFinnishPronunciation
(Audio)
profession [Sg]
ammatti
professions [Pl]
ammatit
employee / worker [Sg]
työntekijä
employees / workers [Pl]
työntekijät
clerk / official [Sg]
virkailija
clerks / officials [Pl]
virkailijat
colleague [Sg]
kollega
colleagues [Pl]
kollegat
pensioner / retiree [Sg]
eläkeläinen
pensioners / retirees [Pl]
eläkeläiset
unemployed person / jobseeker [Sg]
työtön
työnhakija

unemployed persons / jobseekers [Pl]
työttömät
työnhakijat

doctor [Sg]
lääkäri
doctors [Pl]
lääkärit
journalist [Sg]
journalisti
toimittaja

journalists [Pl]
journalistit
toimittajat

engineer [Sg]
insinööri
engineers [Pl]
insinöörit
boss [Sg]
pomo
johtaja

bosses [Pl]
pomot
johtajat

director [Sg]
ohjaaja
directors [Pl]
ohjaajat
manager [Sg]
manageri
managers [Pl]
managerit
secretary [Sg]
sihteeri
secretaries [Pl]
sihteerit
driver [Sg]
kuljettaja
ajaja

drivers [Pl]
kuljettajat
ajajat

farmer [Sg]
viljelijä
farmers [Pl]
viljelijät
baker [Sg]
leipuri
bakers [Pl]
leipurit
salesman (m), saleswoman (f) [Sg]
myyntimies
myyntinainen

salesmen (m), saleswomen (f) [Pl]
myyntimiehet
myyntinaiset

nurse [Sg]
sairaanhoitaja
hoitaja

nurses [Pl]
sairaanhoitajat
hoitajat

policeman (m), policewoman (f) [Sg]
poliisi
policemen (m), policewomen (f) [Pl]
poliisit
cook / chef [Sg]
kokki
cooks / chefs [Pl]
kokit
teacher (m), female teacher (f) [Sg]
opettaja, opettajatar

teachers (m), female teachers (f) [Pl]
opettajat, opettajattaret

shoemaker [Sg]
suutari
shoemakers [Pl]
suutarit
watchmaker [Sg]
kelloseppä
watchmakers [Pl]
kellosepät

Work & Application

EnglishFinnishPronunciation
(Audio)
(to) work [Sg]
työskennellä
tehdä töitä

(to) work [Pl]
tekevät töitä
work / job [Sg]
työ
work / job [Pl]
työt
workplace [Sg]
työpaikka
workplaces [Pl]
työpaikat
employment / occupation [Sg]
työllisyys
ammatti

employments / occupations [Pl]
työllisyydet
ammatit

office [Sg]
toimisto
offices [Pl]
toimistot
factory [Sg]
tehdas
factories [Pl]
tehtaat
construction site [Sg]
työmaa
rakennustyömaa

construction sites [Pl]
työmaat
rakennustyömaat

salary [Sg]
palkka
salaries [Pl]
palkat
(to) earn [Sg]
tienata
(to) earn [Pl]
tienistit
(to) look for a job [Sg]
etsiä töitä
(to) look for a job [Pl]
etsivät töitä
(to) find a job [Sg]
löytää työpaikka
(to) find a job [Pl]
löytää työpaikat
job interview [Sg]
työhaastattelu
job interviews [Pl]
työhaastattelut
CV [Sg]
CV
CVs [Pl]
CV:t
education [Sg]
koulutus
education [Pl]
koulutukset
experience [Sg]
kokemus
experiences [Pl]
kokemukset

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