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Greetings in Finnish

Greetings are an important part of so many conversations. So, if you're learning Finnish, you'll probably benefit greatly from learning some greetings.

Below you'll find out how to say hello and goodbye in Finnish, plus the translations for such timely greetings as good morning, good afternoon, and good evening.

Note: Words in bold added during the last update. You can also view this list of greetings from English to Finnish.

Hello in Finnish:

Hei ➔ Hello

Moi ➔ Hi

Terve ➔ Hello

Haloo? ➔ Hello? (when answering the phone)

Timely Greetings:

Hyvää huomenta ➔ Good morning

Hyvää päivää ➔ Good afternoon

Hyvää iltaa ➔ Good evening

Goodbye in Finnish:

Hei, hei! ➔ Bye! (informal)

Moikka ➔ Goodbye

Näkemiin ➔ Goodbye (formal)

*Greetings last updated: March 29, 2018.


Can you answer these questions about Finnish greetings?

1. How do you say hello in Finnish?
2. How do you say bye in Finnish?
3. How do you say goodbye in Finnish?


As many of the translations in the list above are user submitted, it's quite possible for there to be mistakes on the page. If you speak Finnish and have a correction you'd like to share, feel free to leave a message below. Thanks again for any help you can provide.

The Fine Print

I don't speak Finnish myself, so there could be mistakes in the translations. Most of what is here is user-submitted, but I do try to check for accuracy and make corrections as I can. Thanks for your understanding.

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