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The Allative (allatiivi) case is part of the external locative cases. It typically corresponds to the “to”, “on” or “onto” prepositions in English, and usually refers to a change or observation of “something going from outside to a closeby position”. In Finnish it is indicated by the -lle suffix.


  • When something is going to (but not necessarily into) something else, such as an open space.
  • When giving something to someone.


When going to something

When giving something to someone


When words end in a single vowel

When words end in -e

When words end in -nen

New Finnish words

Old Finnish words

Old Finnish words ending in -si