Cases


Finnish, as you have probably already learned, has an abundance of cases that tend to baffle the beginner.  Here are some brief explanations of how they are used.   With Finnish it is of the utmost importance that the learner memorizes which case is, or which cases are, used with the verb since a mistake can create unbelievably embarassing situations or take an innocent conversation to such sexual extremes that you will want to crawl in a hole and die (Yes, I speak from experience 0=)).

Sisäiset paikallissijat (Inside location cases) Ulkoiset paikallissijat (Outside location cases)

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