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Sarah
I have troubles with the preposition "for" in Finnish.Which case-ending or pre/postposition is used? I'm wondering how I should use "for" in the Finnish language. Is a particular case-ending or pre/postpositon used to imply "for"? Could you please help me with it? Thanks in advance! For example: I ate pasta for dinner/breakfast. I'm learning it just for fun. I've been living here for four years. You should have academic studies for getting a good job. You should be self-motivated for learning a new language. You need to buy new wheels for your car. I have to be well-prepared for my exam. I have to control my budget for buying a new car. I'd be extremely grateful, if you can help me. Could you please give me more examples of it as well?
Mar 7, 2014 6:10 PM
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No, there is not particular case(s) for the prepostion "for" in Finnish. I have translated your sentences to Finnish. I ate pasta for dinner/breakfast. Söin pastaa lounaaksi/aamiaiseksi. I'm learning it just for fun. Opiskelen huvin vuoksi. I've been living here for four years. Olen asunut täällä neljä vuotta. You should have academic studies for getting a good job. Sinulla pitäisi olla akateemisia opintoja (or koulutus) saadaksesi kunnon työpaikan. You should be self-motivated for learning a new language. Sinulla pitäisi olla motivaatiota oppiaksesi uuden kielen. You need to buy new wheels for your car. Sinun pitää ostaa uudet renkaat autoosi. I have to be well-prepared for my exam. Minun pitää olla valmistautunut hyvin tenttiä(ni) varten. I have to control my budget for buying a new car. Minun pitää kontrolloida budjettiani (or rahankäyttöäni) ostaakseni uuden auton.
March 7, 2014
Sarah
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