Introduction to Finnish Cases with Lindsay Dow

I’m happy to announce Lindsay Dow, from, and I collaborated to bring you a super concise post on Finnish cases and their basic usage!

Finnish cases Lindsay Dow

This is just a picture, scroll down for the video.


Here’s how it all started…

I first met Lindsay at the Polyglot Conference in Novi Sad in October 2014. She was doing an interview for her website – home to many amazing language-related & travel videos – to share with language lovers around the world. I soon found out Lindsay hails from the UK and happens to have an insatiable appetite for learning new languages!

So when Lindsay asked me what the deal was these all these Finnish cases, and whether they were really as hard as people said and if I could teach her more about them, I jumped at the idea! So we got to putting together a big post to explain it all.

The aforementioned post is an introduction, but it covers the 12 Finnish cases you actually need to know, so it has punch! (FYI – 3 of the 15 are seldom used.)

As part of the post materials, we made a video explaining the 6 local Finnish cases. (40 mins and I promise you the time just flies by.) This was Lindsay’s first time hearing about Finnish cases (she’d only heard the horror stories). She asked some really insightful questions as we went so I highly recommend watching!

She went on to conclude, and I quote from her post:

“And there we go. Finnish cases aren’t the deathly horror story 9 out of 10 internet memes would have us believe.

I have to admit, when I first spoke to Irina about this I was nervous that our chat would go right over my head. Murmurs of the difficulty of Finnish blurred my vision and I was expecting to understand nothing beyond the genitive.

However, I was so pleasantly surprised by how simply Irina explained the first 6 Finnish cases to me…AND how much I understood!”

Regardless of whether you’re looking to review the Finnish local cases, are learning them for the first time OR want to know what all the fuss with Finnish cases is about, watch right here and learn along with Lindsay:

Want more?

The entire post, in Lindsay’s signature compact and immediately practical style, includes:

  • a downloadable travel essentials guide – all in 1 page!
  • video overview of the 6 local cases, as seen above
  • PLUS written explanations of the other 6 essential cases
  • AND visual explanations of all 12 cases

You can find it all – and much more – right here on Lindsay’s website:


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Hi! I’m Irina.

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