Learn Finnish Verbs | Part 1 ⚫ 'Type 1 Minä verbs' | KatChats

  • Published on Jun 18, 2018
  • First part of my "Learn Finnish Verbs" Series!
    Ok so in the video I said I would do the first 3 verb conjugation forms: minä, sinä & hän - HOWEVER the first bit was already so long that knowing my computer I wouldn't have been able to render the other 2 without it crashing on me. SO I''ll have to cut it up into smaller sections after all xD
    ALSO I will only be talking about the type 1 verbs, because there are actually 5 different verb forms. To make things simpler I'm just giving examples from the most common category as a place to start :)
    So a summary of what a type 1 verb is defined as is the following:
    Verb type 1 is the most commonly used verb type. These types of verbs end in 2 vowels (-aa, -ea, -eä, -ia, -iä, -oa, -ua, -yä, -ää, -öä).
    (according to uusikielemme.fi )
    AND just in case there was any confusion: OLLA is not a type 1 verb, rather I used it as an example of the basic form of a verb which I realize now is confusing. So sorry about that!
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Comments • 126

  • KatChats
    KatChats  Year ago +14

    I said in the video this would be a two part series, but while editing I realized in order for my computer not to crash I have to further cut it up. This means in this video I'll only talk about the first conjugation (so the minä form) and the other two (sinä/hän) will be in my next video (that I'm currently editing!!)
    Thank you for understanding :)
    *ALSO* I said in the video this is the very basic verb conjucation - this means it refers to category type 1 verbs. (Yes, you heard that right, to make things more complicated there are 5 verb types! YIKES) but type 1 is the most common and the most basic one so a good place to start! Step by step folks ;)

  • Aleiky cabrera
    Aleiky cabrera Day ago

    kiitos paljon

  • Turkish Pattis
    Turkish Pattis 11 days ago

    I'm Turkish and it's so easy for me xD

  • Dexter Heinonen
    Dexter Heinonen 12 days ago

    You're awesome! As a lifelong Finnish non-Finnish speaker who is just beginning my lessons now that I live in Finland, your videos have been a great help. Kiitos! ^_^

    • KatChats
      KatChats  11 days ago +1

      Wish you all the best on the language learning journey!

  • makaveli II the invisible

    Super 🤓😉

  • Joseph Clarke
    Joseph Clarke 17 days ago

    You are actually a great teacher!!! You’ve taught it better than any other video I’ve seen! 👍🏻

    • KatChats
      KatChats  17 days ago

      Omg wow, thank you so much :)

  • Broken Heart
    Broken Heart 19 days ago

    I rly like yours pisamat) . Also have a suggestion - How about to made some videos about difference in meaming of the words like pitää,täytyy or on pakko in way of 'U must/need to'. Or what about words which is means 'to know' but if it person it will be 'tuntea' and if it a book then 'tietää'. In Finnish a lot of thoose exaples and I'm sure a lot of ppl will find these useful thx )

  • Hock Lim
    Hock Lim Month ago

    I love the way you teach. Please do not stop teaching.

    • Hock Lim
      Hock Lim Month ago

      @KatChats ole hyvä

    • KatChats
      KatChats  Month ago

      Aww thank you so much, that's so great to hear! Kiitos!

  • Felipe Marks
    Felipe Marks 2 months ago

    Your eyes take all my focus away lol.. damn you prettaaaay! KAUNIS!

  • Constantine Guardamano
    Constantine Guardamano 2 months ago


  • Broken Heart
    Broken Heart 2 months ago

    i like sinun eyes

  • Grace Johnson
    Grace Johnson 2 months ago

    Thank you am new in Finland and ur videos helps a lot.. I would like to be a friend if u don't mind.. I really don't have any friends yet

  • Daniel Gutiérrez
    Daniel Gutiérrez 2 months ago

    Like if you're watching in Finland and you're also in love with Kat :P

  • haider q
    haider q 2 months ago

    How you lovely 💕

  • Comfort Danquah
    Comfort Danquah 3 months ago


  • Oğuzhan Tekden
    Oğuzhan Tekden 5 months ago

    Its structure is very similar to Turkish actually.

    • Oğuzhan Tekden
      Oğuzhan Tekden 5 months ago

      @Trekkie 135 yeah I know theories and I believe them. Because Finnish and Turkish people are both Ural-Altai race and of course they are coming from the similar ancestors. Even some word are similar to each other.
      For instance: Men (Ben) = Mina, Sen = Sina

    • Trekkie 135
      Trekkie 135 5 months ago

      Turkish and Finnish are typologically very similar (they're both agglutinative). There are some theories that Finnish and Turkish are related, but most linguists don't believe this.

    ZOWNES 5 months ago

    Great to have you doin these vids, I coincidentally came across em and you're doin one heck of a job!

  • Many Subjects
    Many Subjects 6 months ago


  • Lanette Russell
    Lanette Russell 6 months ago

    Can you talk about the total ob j ect and partial object?

    • Lanette Russell
      Lanette Russell 6 months ago

      @KatChats randomfinnishlesson.blogspot.com/2012/10/object.html?m=1

    • KatChats
      KatChats  6 months ago

      Can you give an example of what you mean by that? :)

  • Altai Turan
    Altai Turan 7 months ago

    i hope Finnish will never finish

  • GiGi 88
    GiGi 88 7 months ago

    thanks your,e cute

  • Nasir .m
    Nasir .m 7 months ago

    Olet niin söpö ❤️❤️❤️

  • Linette Leon Diaz
    Linette Leon Diaz 7 months ago

    kiitos!! these types of verbs sound easy to learn ;) you explained it very well!

  • V Anh
    V Anh 8 months ago

    thank you so much!!!

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  • Delowar 0097333491307
    Delowar 0097333491307 8 months ago

    hi my friend how r u? I Love your country? My country Bangladesh

    • KatChats
      KatChats  8 months ago +1

      I'm good thanks! :)

  • Pars Koryürek
    Pars Koryürek 9 months ago

    Sorry mom, ur son fell in love with a Finnish girl..

  • Anika Zabeen
    Anika Zabeen 9 months ago

    You are a good teacher. Thank You :D

    • KatChats
      KatChats  9 months ago

      Aw thank you so much :)

  • Hamma Karim
    Hamma Karim 10 months ago

    Kiitos paljon

  • Şerife Yıldırım
    Şerife Yıldırım 10 months ago +3

    Grammar is so smilar to Turkish.both of are Added languages.

  • Subarna Das
    Subarna Das 10 months ago

    Hei,your videos is easy to learn finnish, if its possible please upload a video for finnish tense, as like english tense is very easy to learn english, for example, present tense,past tense,future tense, if its possible plz give the structure of finnish tense,it will be very easy for all.

  • Pentti Saarikoski
    Pentti Saarikoski 10 months ago


  • Sukerkin
    Sukerkin 10 months ago +2

    Excellent, Kat. Kiitos paljon. Very well put together for verb conjugation is something that really deters language learners, being such a big hill to climb early on.

  • c a t
    c a t 10 months ago

    5:31 Minä katson (i'm from Finland

  • Fuck That
    Fuck That 11 months ago

    Nice to see your lips moving, anyway tech me more finnish

  • Paolo Lazzarini
    Paolo Lazzarini 11 months ago

    Very good video but i gotta tell you:i'm italian and in italian "cazzo" which is pronounced exactly like "katso" means dick... I might have a childvs brain but i find it so funny😂😂😂

  • Wilkku Kettu
    Wilkku Kettu Year ago

    Im Finn

  • M
    M Year ago +6

    Onks täällä suomalaisia?

  • yanna ollila
    yanna ollila Year ago +1

    i want to learn Finnish so bad because I'm half Finnish but it seems so hard idk if i can do it... hahahaha

  • Peter Bengston
    Peter Bengston Year ago +6

    The "basic form" is known as the infinitive.

  • Poems by Gabriel
    Poems by Gabriel Year ago

    you're a very good teacher

  • Töpferei/Keramikwerkstatt Pino H. Pint,

    Again my very best compliments. I enjoy your gestures and facial expressions. Your teaching step by step and pronouncing so accurate and repeating every part of the words is very helpful. Many thanks!!

  • Töpferei/Keramikwerkstatt Pino H. Pint,

    Again my very best compliments. I enjoy your videos, your gestures and your facial expressions. And the way you are teaching step by step, pronouncing so accurate is so helpful. Many thanks!!

  • CrozWolf
    CrozWolf Year ago

    minä katson sinä video Is it right

    • KatChats
      KatChats  Year ago

      Minä katson sinun videoa = I'm watching your video, Minä katsoin sinun videon = I watched your video :)

  • Andrew Dalton
    Andrew Dalton Year ago

    I am re learning Finnish which I spoke as a child. Your videos are very helpful. Could you tell us about your own back ground? I ask because your English is so good. I feel a bit awkward asking but are you Finnish? Your English has an American accent and the cadence is so natural you really do sound as though US English is your first language. Thank you for putting up these videos.

    • Andrew Dalton
      Andrew Dalton Year ago

      @KatChats Thank you. I saw a video where you explained your background about 2 minutes after I posed the question, so now I feel silly! I am also half Finnish but brought up in England. I am a lot older than you and my Finnish mother was discouraged by well meaning people not to speak Finnish with me, as it would confuse me apparently. That is a huge regret as I know speak bad and ungrammatic Finnish. Your videos are excellent and I really thank you. I love your enthusiasm and clarity.

    • KatChats
      KatChats  Year ago +1

      I'm half Finnish/half American so grew up bilingual :) And thank you for watching ^-^

  • Everyday Musician

    Kiitos paljon, Katya. I really appreciate these Finnish language videos.

    • KatChats
      KatChats  Year ago

      And kiitos for watching them and leaving such a lovely comment ^-^

  • Venu.kaldindi Kalidindi

    Hi Kat..are you living in Finland till now?....i will be working with Finland and your videos are of great help....would like to know more about you

  • Juan Ayestas
    Juan Ayestas Year ago

    Thanks a lot

  • Conner8787 _
    Conner8787 _ Year ago

    Please keep making these type of videos. I’m planning to go to university in Finland so I’m starting to learn Finnish and these videos help a lot.

  • Elson CM
    Elson CM Year ago +1

    "Itkeä" sounds the same as "IKEA" 😊🇸🇪

  • Beta Vulgaris
    Beta Vulgaris Year ago

    So where do the '5 infinitives' fit into this ?

  • Gol Sam
    Gol Sam Year ago

    Good Job young lady

  • No TUBES!
    No TUBES! Year ago

    Hello! I’m Brazilian, and I’m really interested in getting to know somebody from Finland to find out more about the culture and the people. I’d love to make chat friends from Finland, or anywhere else, if somebody there’s interested in practicing English. My parents are French, so I know lots about Europe as well. Greetings from São Paulo!

  • wow w
    wow w Year ago +2

    Hey! What about ”mennä”? Is it then ”menn”???? Or is it like ”mennän”?

    • OverDoze
      OverDoze Year ago

      M juu

    • M
      M Year ago

      @OverDoze ootko suomalainen? are you Finnish? Sorry bad english

    • OverDoze
      OverDoze Year ago

      wow w Minä menen, Sinä menet, Hän menee, Me menemme, Te menette, He menevät (I am little late :D)

    • wow w
      wow w Year ago

      KatChats thanks!

    • KatChats
      KatChats  Year ago

      I think it's verb type 3 (so the forms are a bit different from the one I explained in this vid), but in any case it would be: Minä menen, sinä menet, hän menee etc. :)

  • Hannu Norppa
    Hannu Norppa Year ago

    Totta joka sana! Olet upeaa mainosta "Härmästä" maailmalla internetin ihmeellisesssä maailmassa. Siellä(siis täällä)se elämä on! Menestystä ja onnea!

  • __
    __ Year ago

    0:46 there are actually 7, minä, sinä, hän, me, te, he + passiivi (passive)

    • KatChats
      KatChats  Year ago +1

      Yep the passive, I didn't want to make things too confusing so left it out for now. Will ofc have to make a separate video dedicated to it :P

  • Dave Henderson
    Dave Henderson Year ago +3

    Thank you for this. I really enjoy your language posts (and all your other posts too - so many of your discussions are excellent) because you keep them "to the point" and well organized. This keeps them very informative without being overwhelming.
    I'm actually learning some Finnish, and so much of it is because of your hard work!

    • KatChats
      KatChats  Year ago

      Aww thank you so much, I'm glad you enjoy the layout and can follow along well enough. That makes me happy :) And I'm glad you've been able to learn some Finnish, that's great! :D

  • Hardeep Singh Zone

    sinä olet kaunis.

  • Maksym Frantsuzov

    Does it work the same way in puhekieli? (Mä katson?)

    • Maksym Frantsuzov
      Maksym Frantsuzov Year ago

      large meme great, kiitos avustasi

    • __
      __ Year ago

      yes, but people often drop the s with "Mä katson" to make it "Mä katon"

  • Marija Velickovic
    Marija Velickovic Year ago +1

    This was great! Kiitos paljon! 😄
    I like the first verb type and it's all clear until the ,,KPT" changes get in the game 😅 like understanding them and doing on paper is fine but when it comes to talking, oh man the struggle xD And I'm really happy about your slow pronounciation and the way you emphasize the syllables for us! 💙

    • KatChats
      KatChats  Year ago

      Haha aww I'm glad you've been able to follow along xD And yes, I'm quite scared to do the KPT since I struggle to understand the rules myself haha. But I will definitely try and make a video about it !