Finnish Gender

This page discusses the gender in Finnish. Below is a list of masculine (man) and feminine (woman) words. We picked the most popular ones.

Boy: poika
Girl: tyttö
Man: mies
Woman: nainen
Father: isä
Mother: äiti
Brother: veli
Sister: sisko
Actor: näyttelijä
Actress: näyttelijätär
Cat (m): Kolli
Cat (f): Mirri

These examples show a sentence with both genders (masculine or feminine). The list includes the use of nouns, adjectives and pronouns.

He is tall: Hän on pitkä
She is tall: Hän on pitkä
He is a short man: Hän on lyhyt mies
She is a short woman: Hän on lyhyt nainen
He is German: Hän on saksalainen
She is German: Hän on saksalainen
Japanese men are friendly: Japanilaiset miehet ovat ystävällisiä
Japanese women are friendly: Japanilaiset naiset ovat ystävällisiä

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