How to say water in Finnish: vesi


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How to say water in Finnish: vesi

Learning Finnish for travel or study? Let’s try this term:

To say water in Finnish: vesi
Say it out loud: “veh sih

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Some more helpful words in our Finnish Dining Basics,Drinks category:

...a glass of – lasillinen…  (lah sill lih nehn)
...a liter of – litra…  (lit rah) – …olutta  (oh lut tah) wine – …puna/valkoviiniä  (poh nah / vahl koh vee nia)
beer / wine – olut / viini  (oh lut / vee ni)
beverage – juoma  (yu oh mah)
bottled water – pullovesi  (pull loh veh sih)
business hours – aukioloajat  (ow kih oh loh ayat)
carbonated water – kivennäisvesi  (kih vehn nice veh sih)
casual restaurant – ravintola  (rah ven toh lah)
check – lasku  (lahs kuh)
coffee / tea – kahvi / tee  (kahh vih / teh eh)
grocery store – ruokakauppa  (ruh oh kah cowp pah)
hot water – kuuma vesi  (coo mah veh sih)
marketplace – tori  (toh rih)
menu – ruokalista  (ruh oh kah list ah)
no ice – ei jäitä  (ay yai tah)
service charge – palvelumaksu  (pahl veluh mah xu)
table for two – pöytä kahdelle  (poe ta kahh dell leh)
tip – tippi  (tip pe)
water – vesi  (veh sih)
… a bottle of – pullollinen…  (pull lol lih nehn)
….house wine – …talon viiniä  (tah lohn vee nia)

And here’s how to say water in other languages!

Arabic–Maa'  (maah)
Chinese–Shuǐ  (Shway)
Croatian–voda  (vō duh)
Czech–voda  (VOE dah)
Finnish–vesi  (veh sih)
French–eau  (oh)
German–wasser  (vah suhr)
Italian–acqua  (ah kwuh)
Japanese–Mizu  (Mee Zoo)
Korean–Mul  (Mool)
Polish–woda  (vo da)
Portuguese–Água  (ah goo-ah)
Russian–voda  (vah dah)
Spanish–agua  (ah gwah)
Swahili–maji  (ma jee)
Thai–Nam Plao  (nahm plao)
Turkish–su  (suh)
Vietnamese–Nước  (Nuu-Uhk)

"water" (vesi), either for bathing, cleaning or drinking is one of those phrases you will want to learn in Finnish. Other phrases are included in our instant access to the Finnish Language Set.


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