Finnish translation services

Our native Finnish in-country linguists have decades of combined experience in a wide range of different domains, especially automotive, transport and engineering.

Your specialists in Finnish translation

  • Dedicated linguists based in the UK and Finland
  • Extensive trusted freelancer resources
  • In-country cultural proficiency
  • Translation from English, French, German and Swedish into Finnish
  • Translation from Finnish into English
  • Your own team of dedicated linguists available through our Account Linguist™ service

8m

words translated into Finnish per year

2

teams of dedicated in-house Finnish linguists

Finnish expertise in all sorts of domains

Financial services

Healthcare

Legal

Manufacturing

Marketing

Technology & software

Travel & hospitality

About Finnish

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.

Our Finnish language services

Translation

Finnish translation is the core of our offering. We can work in any translation environment or file format.

Machine translation post-editing

We can bring machine-translated content up to either usable or human translator level.

Revision

We can revise our own translation in-house, or you can ask for a revision of a third-party translation.

Terminology management

Allow us to maintain your Finnish terminology resources or create them from scratch.

Copy adaptation

We rework your copy in collaboration with you so it really hits home with your target geo.

Transcreation

We offer Finnish transcreation (creative translation) for when a simple translation just won’t do.

Multilingual SEO

When a website needs greater visibility in search results, we help by localising the target keywords and optimising the digital content.

Market-specific copywriting

Country-specific content that aligns perfectly with local customs, celebrations or cultural events.

ISO-certified

STP was the first company in the UK to achieve both ISO 17100 and ISO 18587 certification. Whether the translation is done by our in-house experts or one of our carefully sourced freelancers, you can be confident that a translation produced by STP will hit the mark.

Style guide

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.

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Read more about Finnish

Explore more on the Finnish language on our blog.