Our native Finnish in-country linguists have decades of combined experience in a wide range of different domains, especially automotive, transport and engineering.
words translated into Finnish per year
teams of dedicated in-house Finnish linguists
Finnish (suomi or suomen kieli) is the language spoken by the majority of the population in Finland. It is one of the two official languages of Finland (the other one being Swedish) and an official minority language in Sweden. Finnish is a member of the Baltic-Finnic subgroup of the Finno-Ugric group of languages, which in turn is a member of the Uralic family of languages. The Baltic-Finnic subgroup also includes Estonian and other minority languages spoken around the Baltic Sea.
The word count in any Finnish text will be significantly lower than in the corresponding English text. The reason for this is that the Finnish language has fifteen grammatical cases as well as an elaborate system of possessive suffixes, infinitives, particles and enclitic particles. These allow for sophisticated ideas to be expressed in the form of a few long, morphologically complex words.
This is also why the same word will appear in many different forms in a Finnish text – all nouns, pronouns, adjectives and numerals are inflected in 15 cases. Finnish has no prepositions or articles.
The Finnish alphabet has 29 letters, including three that do not feature in the English alphabet: å, ä and ö.
STP has its own comprehensive style guide for Finnish to which all our translators adhere in their work, unless a client-specific or project-specific style guide takes precedence.
Find out more about how we can we work with you on your next Finnish project.
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