Learn Estonian Via Captions

Learn Estonian Via Captions

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Kas sa tahad olla minu tüdruk? Oled väga ilus tüdruk, kuigi sul on karvased käed.
Do you want to be my girlfriend? You are a very pretty girl although your hands are hairy.

#uselessEstonian

Learning Estonian from pictures around. Feel free to propose your photos and translations. You will be mentioned as an author of the post. I am not a native speaker, so feel free to correct if you see mistake;)

Operating as usual

19/06/2021

Plastik on vastik - Plastic is disgusting ♻️

Plastik - plastic
vastik - disgusting, nasty

Plastik on vastik - Plastic is disgusting ♻️

Plastik - plastic
vastik - disgusting, nasty

18/06/2021

M**d ja päkeist! - The sea and the sun! ⛵☀️

m**d - the sea (meri - sea 🌊, -d - partitive case (question "what?", "whom?", indefinite amount)
päikest - the sun (päike - sun 🌞, -t - partitive case (question "what?", "whom?", indefinite amount)

M**d ja päkeist! - The sea and the sun! ⛵☀️

m**d - the sea (meri - sea 🌊, -d - partitive case (question "what?", "whom?", indefinite amount)
päikest - the sun (päike - sun 🌞, -t - partitive case (question "what?", "whom?", indefinite amount)

14/06/2021

Me hoiame nõnda ühte
Kui heitunud mesilaspere
Me hoiame nõnda ühte
Ja läheme läbi mere

We hold together
As a discouraged bee family 🐝
We hold together
And go through the sea 🌊

hoiame - we hold, keep (hoidma - to hold, keep)
nõnda ühte - together ('so one') (nõnda - so, üks - one 1️⃣, -te - partitive form)
kui - as (also 'if' and 'how')
heitunud - discouraged (heidutada - to discourage)
mesilaspere - bee family (mesilane - bee🐝, mesi - honey🍯, pere - family👨‍👩‍👧‍👦)
läheme - we go (lähtuma - to proceed) läbi - through
mere - the sea (meri - sea 🌊, -e - singular partitive)

Today Estonia is commemorating the victims of Soviet deportation, which happened on this day 80 years ago. 🇪🇪 🕯️
Photo is from Maarjamäe Memorial in Tallinn.

Words are from the poem "Me hoiame nõnda ühte" (1964) by Estonian poet Paul-Eerik Rummo

Me hoiame nõnda ühte
Kui heitunud mesilaspere
Me hoiame nõnda ühte
Ja läheme läbi mere

We hold together
As a discouraged bee family 🐝
We hold together
And go through the sea 🌊

hoiame - we hold, keep (hoidma - to hold, keep)
nõnda ühte - together ('so one') (nõnda - so, üks - one 1️⃣, -te - partitive form)
kui - as (also 'if' and 'how')
heitunud - discouraged (heidutada - to discourage)
mesilaspere - bee family (mesilane - bee🐝, mesi - honey🍯, pere - family👨‍👩‍👧‍👦)
läheme - we go (lähtuma - to proceed) läbi - through
mere - the sea (meri - sea 🌊, -e - singular partitive)

Today Estonia is commemorating the victims of Soviet deportation, which happened on this day 80 years ago. 🇪🇪 🕯️
Photo is from Maarjamäe Memorial in Tallinn.

Words are from the poem "Me hoiame nõnda ühte" (1964) by Estonian poet Paul-Eerik Rummo

13/06/2021

Armastame Eesti loodust - We love Estonian nature 🇪🇪❤️🏞️

armastame - we love (armastama - to love, armastus - love ♥️)
loodust - the nature (loodus - nature 🏕️, -t - singular partitive case)

Armastame Eesti loodust - We love Estonian nature 🇪🇪❤️🏞️

armastame - we love (armastama - to love, armastus - love ♥️)
loodust - the nature (loodus - nature 🏕️, -t - singular partitive case)

Timeline Photos 12/06/2021

Jalgpalli harrastajad Eestis - Football enthusiasts in Estonia

jalg - leg 🦵
pall - ball ⚽
harrastus - hobby 🏃‍♂️

#EURO2020

⚽Täna algava jalgpalli EM ootuses avaldame statistika jalgpalli harrastajate kohta Eestis.

⚽Mõnusat jalgpallisuve!
#jalkaem

12/06/2021

Sööge mustikaid! - Eat blueberries! 🫐

sööge - eat (sööma - to eat, -ge - second person imperative plural form) 🍴
mustikaid - blueberries (mustikas - blueberry 🫐, must - black ◼️, -id - plural partitive case (indefinite amount))

Sööge mustikaid! - Eat blueberries! 🫐

sööge - eat (sööma - to eat, -ge - second person imperative plural form) 🍴
mustikaid - blueberries (mustikas - blueberry 🫐, must - black ◼️, -id - plural partitive case (indefinite amount))

11/06/2021

Good picture to learn grammar! 🙂 3 different endings in 3 words!

Suvel perega randa - In the summer with the family on the beach ⛱️

suvel - in the summer (suvi - summer ☀️, -l – at, on, upon (adessive case))
perega - with family (pere - family 👨‍👩‍👧‍👦, -ga – with (comitative case))
randa - in(to) the beach (rand - beach 🏖️, -a – short allative case)

Good picture to learn grammar! 🙂 3 different endings in 3 words!

Suvel perega randa - In the summer with the family on the beach ⛱️

suvel - in the summer (suvi - summer ☀️, -l – at, on, upon (adessive case))
perega - with family (pere - family 👨‍👩‍👧‍👦, -ga – with (comitative case))
randa - in(to) the beach (rand - beach 🏖️, -a – short allative case)

09/06/2021

Rõõmu südamesse - Joy to the heart 🥳➡️❤️

rõõmu - joy 🎊
südamesse - in(to) the heart (süda - heart ♥️, -sse - illative case (in, into))

Rõõmu südamesse - Joy to the heart 🥳➡️❤️

rõõmu - joy 🎊
südamesse - in(to) the heart (süda - heart ♥️, -sse - illative case (in, into))

08/06/2021

Lootus Usk Armastus - Hope Faith Love

lootus - hope 🕊️
usk - faith 🙏
armastus - love ❤️

P.S. I post these children's photos without their consent, so if you are against it, write me, I will delete it

Lootus Usk Armastus - Hope Faith Love

lootus - hope 🕊️
usk - faith 🙏
armastus - love ❤️

P.S. I post these children's photos without their consent, so if you are against it, write me, I will delete it

08/06/2021

Photos of children's paintings from Children's Day 🎨

Armastus on oluline elus - Love is important in life ❤️

armastus - love ♥️
on - is
oluline - important
elus - in life (elu - life 🌱)

Photos of children's paintings from Children's Day 🎨

Armastus on oluline elus - Love is important in life ❤️

armastus - love ♥️
on - is
oluline - important
elus - in life (elu - life 🌱)

07/06/2021

From last week's celebration of Children's Day 👶

Lase lapsel õues olla! - Let the child be outside!

lase - let (laskma - to let)
lapsel - on child (laps - child, -l - adessive case (on, at)) 👱‍♂️
õues - in the yard, outside (õu - yard) 🏞️
olla - to be

From last week's celebration of Children's Day 👶

Lase lapsel õues olla! - Let the child be outside!

lase - let (laskma - to let)
lapsel - on child (laps - child, -l - adessive case (on, at)) 👱‍♂️
õues - in the yard, outside (õu - yard) 🏞️
olla - to be

01/06/2021

Tartu linna lastekaitsepäev. Õues on mõnus - Tartu City Child protection Day. It's nice outside 👶

linna - city's (linn - city) 🏙️
laste - children's (laps - child) 👦👧
kaitse - protection 🛡️
päev - day ☀️
õues - outside, in the yard (õu - yard) 🏞️
on - is
mõnus - nice, enjoyable

Tartu linna lastekaitsepäev. Õues on mõnus - Tartu City Child protection Day. It's nice outside 👶

linna - city's (linn - city) 🏙️
laste - children's (laps - child) 👦👧
kaitse - protection 🛡️
päev - day ☀️
õues - outside, in the yard (õu - yard) 🏞️
on - is
mõnus - nice, enjoyable

30/05/2021

Eile nägin ma Eestimaad! - Yesterday I saw Estonia!

eile - yesterday
nägin - saw (nägema - to see, -in ending - past singular) 👀
ma - me, I
Eestimaad - Estonia ('Eesti maa' - Estonian land, -d - singular nominative noun) 🇪🇪

"Eile nägin ma Eestimaad!" is a poem by Estonian poet Juhan Liiv (1864-1913)

Eile nägin ma Eestimaad! - Yesterday I saw Estonia!

eile - yesterday
nägin - saw (nägema - to see, -in ending - past singular) 👀
ma - me, I
Eestimaad - Estonia ('Eesti maa' - Estonian land, -d - singular nominative noun) 🇪🇪

"Eile nägin ma Eestimaad!" is a poem by Estonian poet Juhan Liiv (1864-1913)

27/05/2021

Caption and translation in same place!

erinevate - different (erinev - different)
tubade - room (tuba - room) 🚪🛋️
(-te/-de - plural genitive)

klubi - club 🕺
korrus - floor 🪜

Caption and translation in same place!

erinevate - different (erinev - different)
tubade - room (tuba - room) 🚪🛋️
(-te/-de - plural genitive)

klubi - club 🕺
korrus - floor 🪜

25/05/2021

Mõtle suurelt! - Think big! 💭

mõtle - think (mõtlema - to think) 🤔
suurelt - big (suur - big, -lt - ablative case meaning 'off big', 'from big') 📈

Mõtle suurelt! - Think big! 💭

mõtle - think (mõtlema - to think) 🤔
suurelt - big (suur - big, -lt - ablative case meaning 'off big', 'from big') 📈

17/05/2021

Kohv ja armastus maitsevad kõige paremini kuumalt! - Coffee and love taste best hot!

kohv - coffee ☕
armastus - love ♥️
maitsevad - taste (3rd person (-vad) of 'maitsta' - to taste) 👅
kõige paremini - best (kõige - the most, paremini - better) 🥇
kuumalt - hot, hotly (kuum - hot) ♨️

Kohv ja armastus maitsevad kõige paremini kuumalt! - Coffee and love taste best hot!

kohv - coffee ☕
armastus - love ♥️
maitsevad - taste (3rd person (-vad) of 'maitsta' - to taste) 👅
kõige paremini - best (kõige - the most, paremini - better) 🥇
kuumalt - hot, hotly (kuum - hot) ♨️

14/05/2021

May 14th 📅

Is it Friday today? Yes 😀

kas - if, whether
täna - today
on - is
reede - Friday

May 14th 📅

Is it Friday today? Yes 😀

kas - if, whether
täna - today
on - is
reede - Friday

Timeline Photos 11/05/2021

Interesting post from Mother's Day

🌷Emadepäeval väärivad erilist tähelepanu kõik meie kallid emad. Statistikaameti vaatas selle olulise päeva puhul, mida räägib statistika naiste kohta, kel on Eestis elavad lapsed. Loe lähemalt meie blogiloost👉 https://bit.ly/3eqxBRa
🌷Ilusat emadepäeva meie tublidele emadele!🌷

09/05/2021

Kallile emale! - Dear Mother! (Or 'To Dear Mother!') 👩‍👧‍👦

Happy Mother's Day to all mothers! 👩‍👧‍👧

I erased the other text from picture, because it was an advertisement in the shop 😀

kallile - dear (kallis - dear, -le - allative case)
emale - to mother (ema - mother) 🤰

Kallile emale! - Dear Mother! (Or 'To Dear Mother!') 👩‍👧‍👦

Happy Mother's Day to all mothers! 👩‍👧‍👧

I erased the other text from picture, because it was an advertisement in the shop 😀

kallile - dear (kallis - dear, -le - allative case)
emale - to mother (ema - mother) 🤰

09/05/2021

Tähista Euroopa päeva! - Celebrate Europe Day! 🇪🇺
Minu Euroopa - My Europe 🇪🇺

tähista - mark, celebrate (imperative from 'tähistama' - to mark, celebrate) 🥳
Euroopa - Europe 🌍
päev - day 📆
minu - mine, my

Tähista Euroopa päeva! - Celebrate Europe Day! 🇪🇺
Minu Euroopa - My Europe 🇪🇺

tähista - mark, celebrate (imperative from 'tähistama' - to mark, celebrate) 🥳
Euroopa - Europe 🌍
päev - day 📆
minu - mine, my

08/05/2021

Meie kodune keel olgu rahumeel - Let our home language be peaceful ✌️

On 8th of May the Second World War in Europe ended 🕊️

meie - our
kodune - homely, domestic (kodu - home) 🏠
keel - language (or tongue 👅)
olgu - to be
rahumeel - peaceful (or 'peace of mind (head)', rahu - peace, meel - mind, head) ☮️🌍

Meie kodune keel olgu rahumeel - Let our home language be peaceful ✌️

On 8th of May the Second World War in Europe ended 🕊️

meie - our
kodune - homely, domestic (kodu - home) 🏠
keel - language (or tongue 👅)
olgu - to be
rahumeel - peaceful (or 'peace of mind (head)', rahu - peace, meel - mind, head) ☮️🌍

07/05/2021

Before - After 😐 🌞

enne - before, until 😐
pärast - after, since 🙂

Before - After 😐 🌞

enne - before, until 😐
pärast - after, since 🙂

06/05/2021

Not a caption, but I found a page in Instagram, with translations of different Estonian words.
🇪🇪
They recently posted a video, and I think it's really good.

05/05/2021

Lambavillatooted - Sheep wool products 🐑

lamba- — sheep's (lammas - sheep, lambad - sheep (plural)) 🐏
villa - wool's (vill - wool)
tooted - products, goods (toote - product) 📦

Lambavillatooted - Sheep wool products 🐑

lamba- — sheep's (lammas - sheep, lambad - sheep (plural)) 🐏
villa - wool's (vill - wool)
tooted - products, goods (toote - product) 📦

02/05/2021

Aga homme peab midagi juhtuma - But tomorrow something must happen

aga - but
homme - tomorrow
peab - must (2nd person plural)
midagi - something
juhtuma - happen 😮

Tomorrow - ease of restrictions in Estonia happens 🎉🙂

Aga homme peab midagi juhtuma - But tomorrow something must happen

aga - but
homme - tomorrow
peab - must (2nd person plural)
midagi - something
juhtuma - happen 😮

Tomorrow - ease of restrictions in Estonia happens 🎉🙂

30/04/2021

Õhtuti käin tantsupidudel - In the evenings I go to dance parties 👯‍♀️

õhtuti - in the evenings (õhtul - evening, -i - plural partitive) 🌃
käin - I go (käima - to go, -n - singular first person noun) 🚶
tantsupidudel - to dance parties (tants - dance, pidu(d) - party(-ies), festival(s), -l - adessive case (at, on)) 🕺

Õhtuti käin tantsupidudel - In the evenings I go to dance parties 👯‍♀️

õhtuti - in the evenings (õhtul - evening, -i - plural partitive) 🌃
käin - I go (käima - to go, -n - singular first person noun) 🚶
tantsupidudel - to dance parties (tants - dance, pidu(d) - party(-ies), festival(s), -l - adessive case (at, on)) 🕺

27/04/2021

Mets suletud. Mine merele! - Forest is closed. Go to the sea!

#dontbarkintheforest
#parkisnotaforest

mets - forest 🌲🐺
suletud - closed (sulgema - to close) 🔒
mine - go (minema - to go) 🚶‍♂️
merele - to the sea (meri - sea, -le means allative case (towards, onto)) 🌊
röökima - to growl, bellow, roar, bawl 🙀
park - park 🌳

Mets suletud. Mine merele! - Forest is closed. Go to the sea!

#dontbarkintheforest
#parkisnotaforest

mets - forest 🌲🐺
suletud - closed (sulgema - to close) 🔒
mine - go (minema - to go) 🚶‍♂️
merele - to the sea (meri - sea, -le means allative case (towards, onto)) 🌊
röökima - to growl, bellow, roar, bawl 🙀
park - park 🌳

25/04/2021

Palun, täna on uus päev - Please, today is a new day 📆

palun - please
täna - today
on - is
uus - new 🆕
päev - day

Palun, täna on uus päev - Please, today is a new day 📆

palun - please
täna - today
on - is
uus - new 🆕
päev - day

22/04/2021

Kaasav eelarve - Inclusive budget 🏘️💶

kaasav - inclusive (kaasa - with, -v - adjective from 'kaasa', kaasa arvama - to include (arvama - to presume, consider, account)
eelarve - budget ('eel' - before, ahead of, 'arve' - invoice, bill) 💰

Btw, you can propose your idea for Inclusive budget in Tartu until May 2. More info here: https://facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=10159356504974208&id=170821139207 :)

Kaasav eelarve - Inclusive budget 🏘️💶

kaasav - inclusive (kaasa - with, -v - adjective from 'kaasa', kaasa arvama - to include (arvama - to presume, consider, account)
eelarve - budget ('eel' - before, ahead of, 'arve' - invoice, bill) 💰

Btw, you can propose your idea for Inclusive budget in Tartu until May 2. More info here: https://facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=10159356504974208&id=170821139207 :)

19/04/2021

Ilu on silmas - beauty is in the eye 👁️

ilu - beauty 🌼
on - is
silmas - in the eye (silm - eye, -s means 'in') 👁️‍🗨️

Also:
Ilu on vaataja silmades - Beauty is in the eye(s) of the beholder (vaataja - viewer, vaata - to look, silmad - eyes)

Ilu on silmas - beauty is in the eye 👁️

ilu - beauty 🌼
on - is
silmas - in the eye (silm - eye, -s means 'in') 👁️‍🗨️

Also:
Ilu on vaataja silmades - Beauty is in the eye(s) of the beholder (vaataja - viewer, vaata - to look, silmad - eyes)

18/04/2021

Igaüks on oluline - Everyone is important

igaüks - everyone, everybody, each (iga - every (each), üks - one)
on - is
oluline - important, essential

Igaüks on oluline - Everyone is important

igaüks - everyone, everybody, each (iga - every (each), üks - one)
on - is
oluline - important, essential

16/04/2021

Peole tuleb jõuda õigeks ajaks (Ajax🧴) - You have to come (to reach) the party on time

peole - to the party (peo - festival, party 🎆, laulupeo - song festival🎶🎆, -le - allative case, meaning 'towards, onto')
tuleb - comes (tulema - to come)
jõuda - reach (jõudma - to reach)
õigeks ajaks - on time (õige - right, aeg - time 🕒, -ks ending means 'turning to, becoming')

Peole tuleb jõuda õigeks ajaks (Ajax🧴) - You have to come (to reach) the party on time

peole - to the party (peo - festival, party 🎆, laulupeo - song festival🎶🎆, -le - allative case, meaning 'towards, onto')
tuleb - comes (tulema - to come)
jõuda - reach (jõudma - to reach)
õigeks ajaks - on time (õige - right, aeg - time 🕒, -ks ending means 'turning to, becoming')

15/04/2021

Kooli tuleb jõuda õigeks ajaks (Ajax🧴) - You have to come (to reach) school on time

kooli - to school (kool - school 🏫)
tuleb - comes (tulema - to come)
jõuda - reach (jõudma - to reach)
õigeks ajaks - on time (õige - right, aeg - time 🕒, -ks ending means 'turning to, becoming')

Kooli tuleb jõuda õigeks ajaks (Ajax🧴) - You have to come (to reach) school on time

kooli - to school (kool - school 🏫)
tuleb - comes (tulema - to come)
jõuda - reach (jõudma - to reach)
õigeks ajaks - on time (õige - right, aeg - time 🕒, -ks ending means 'turning to, becoming')

13/04/2021

Jälg - trace, print, trail 👣 (not to confuse with 'jalg' - foot 🦶)

Jälg - trace, print, trail 👣 (not to confuse with 'jalg' - foot 🦶)

10/04/2021

Linnal on lugu! - City has a story! 🌇📰

Linn - city, town 🏙️ (-al(-l) ending - adessive case (means 'at, on, upon', -l together with 'on' means possession of something)
lugu - story (lugema - to read) 📖

Linnal on lugu! - City has a story! 🌇📰

Linn - city, town 🏙️ (-al(-l) ending - adessive case (means 'at, on, upon', -l together with 'on' means possession of something)
lugu - story (lugema - to read) 📖

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