See also: Englanti



See Englanti.


  • IPA(key): /ˈeŋlɑnti/, [ˈe̞ŋlɑn̪t̪i]
  • Rhymes: -eŋlɑnti
  • Syllabification(key): eng‧lan‧ti



  1. English (language).

Usage notesEdit

  • In a simple question such as what is your mother tongue where the verb is the auxiliary olla (to be) the answer is in the nominative case.
    • Mikä on sinun äidinkielesi?
      • Englanti. (Context distinguishes the meaning to be the language English and not the country England)
  • In a question Do you speak [a language]? (and in the answer to it), the name of the language is in partitive case because the verb of action (speaking) is irresultative.
    • Puhutteko englantia?
      • Do you speak English?
    • Puhun englantia vain vähän, mutta saksani on erinomaista.
      • I speak English only a little, but my German is excellent. (Note: saksani is nominative and not partitive because of the auxiliary verb olla)
  • The expression in [a language] is translated with translative case:
    • Miten tämä sanotaan suomeksi?
      • How do you say this in Finnish?
  • The adjectives indicating the language of a text or speech are formed by putting the name of the language in genitive case and adding -kielinen:
    • Onko teillä englanninkielisiä sanomalehtiä?
      • Do you have any English-language newspapers?


Inflection of englanti (Kotus type 5*J/risti, nt-nn gradation)
nominative englanti englannit
genitive englannin englantien
partitive englantia englanteja
illative englantiin englanteihin
singular plural
nominative englanti englannit
accusative nom. englanti englannit
gen. englannin
genitive englannin englantien
partitive englantia englanteja
inessive englannissa englanneissa
elative englannista englanneista
illative englantiin englanteihin
adessive englannilla englanneilla
ablative englannilta englanneilta
allative englannille englanneille
essive englantina englanteina
translative englanniksi englanneiksi
instructive englannein
abessive englannitta englanneitta
comitative englanteineen
Possessive forms of englanti (type risti)
possessor singular plural
1st person englantini englantimme
2nd person englantisi englantinne
3rd person englantinsa



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