How to say what is that? in Finnish: mikä tuo on?

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How to say what is that? in Finnish: mikä tuo on?

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

To say what is that? in Finnish: mikä tuo on?
Say it out loud: “mi kah t uh oh on

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Some more helpful words in our Finnish Courtesy/Questions category:

...the bathroom – …kylpyhuone  (kil pih hu oh neh)
come with me – tule mukaan  (tuh leh mu kaan)
do you speak english? – puhutko englantia?  (poh whot koh engl un tia)
excellent – erinomainen  (eh rin om ah ih nen)
excuse me – anteeksi  (an teh ex ih)
good / bad – hyvä / huono  (hih vah / who oh noh)
how do you say…? – miten sanotaan…?  (mi ten son oh taan)
how much is this? – kuinka paljon tämä maksaa?  (kuin kah pahlyon tah mah xaah)
may I? (point at chair, door) – voinko?  (vo in koh?)
maybe – ehkä  (eh kah)
no problem – Ei mitään  (ay me taan)
please – kiitos  (kee eh tos)
thanks – kiitti  (kee eh tih)
what is that? – mikä tuo on?  (mi kah t uh oh on)
where is… – missä on…  (miss ah on)
yes / no – kyllä / ei  (kil lah / ay)
you are welcome – Ole hyvä  (oh leh hih vah)

And here’s how to say what is that? in other languages!

Arabic–Ma Haza?  (ma ha za)
Chinese–Nà Shì Shénme?  (Na Shr Shuh Muh?)
Croatian–što je to?  (shtoe yay toe?)
Czech–co to je?  (so toy eh?)
Finnish–mikä tuo on?  (mi kah t uh oh on)
French–Qu'est que c'est  (kehs kuh say)
German–was ist das?  (vahst is dahs?)
Italian–che cos'è?  (chay koh say?)
Japanese–Are Ha Nandesuka?  (Ah Reh Wah Nahnn Dess Kah?)
Korean–Jeogeoneun Mwoyeyo?  (Jo Go Nun Mo Ae Yo?)
Polish–Co to jest?  (Tzo to yest?)
Portuguese–Que É Isso?  (kay eh ee-soo?)
Russian–chto eto takoe?  (shto etah tah koh ye?)
Spanish–¿qué es eso?  (kay ess essō?)
Swahili–nini hiyo  (nee nee hee yo)
Thai–Nan Arai?  (NAHN ah-rai?)
Turkish–bu ne?  (boo nay?)
Vietnamese–Cái Gì Vậy?  (Kay Yee Vuhy)

Dining? On Safari? See something strange? Then you want to ask "what is that?" (mikä tuo on?) to your host or tour guide in Finnish before deciding whether you want to engage or take a run! That is the fun part of experiencing other cultures. For more fun phrases, get instant access to the Finnish Language Set.

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Biography: Born in Helsinki in the golden 70's. I've been interested in languages ever since I learned how to read at the age of 4. Done teaching, office work, bartending, sales work, IT help, computer repairs, accounting, just name it. Love science fiction and fantasy as well as travelling and outdoors. I'm also an avid RPer and gamer.
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