Numbers in Finnish

What I found/find really hard was separate kahdeksan and yhdeksän, because cmon, they are pretty similar!

English – basic – genitivi

One – yksi – yhden
Two – kaksi – kahden
Three – kolme – kolmen
Four – neljä – neljän
Five – viisi – viiden
Six – kuusi – kuuden
Seven – seitsemän – seitsemän
Eight – kahdeksan – kahdeksan
Nine – yhdeksän – yhdeksän
Ten – Kymmenen – kymmenän

But then I got this great tip the other day:

yhdeksän on yksi minus kymmenen
nine is one minus ten

kahdeksan on kaksi minus kymmenen
eight is two minus ten
And as I hope you can see, the genitive form of the numbers one and two are basically what is the beginning of nine and eight!

Happy numbering!

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