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The Elative (elatiivi) case is part of the internal locative cases. It typically corresponds to the “from” preposition in English, and usually refers to a change or observation of “something going from inside to outside”. This is not always exact and depends on the context. In Finnish it is indicated by the -sta/-stä suffix.


Including, but not limited to:

  • When something comes from somewhere.
  • When giving an opinion.
  • When using certain verbs.


When something comes from somewhere

When giving an opinion

When using certain verbs


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