Estonian language resources – Language Links Database

Estonian – is the official language of Estonia, spoken natively by about 1.1 million people in Estonia and tens of thousands in various migrant communities. It belongs to the Finnic branch of the Uralic language family.

One distinctive feature that has caused a great amount of interest among linguists is what is traditionally seen as three degrees of phonemic length: short, long, and “overlong”, such that /sɑdɑ/, /sɑˑdɑ/ and /sɑːdɑ/ are distinct. In actuality, the distinction is not purely in the phonemic length, and the underlying phonological mechanism is still disputed. 

More informationWikipedia

Native speakers: 1.29 million (date missing)

Official language in: Estonia, European Union

Estonian Grammar and Pronunciation

  • - Estonian Language Course
  • Learn101 - “Learn Estonian, by going step by step. All the lessons contain audio and are all offered for free. We will learn the alphabet together. We will also review some simple grammar rules, practice common phrases, and we will have fun memorizing many important vocabulary lists”
  • MyLanguages - courses about adjectives, adverbs, articles, gender (feminine, masculine…), negation, nouns, numbers, phrases, plural, prepositions, pronouns, questions, verbs, vocabulary, excercises… to help you with your Estonian grammar
  • - website offers a wide range of materials. Pick up some basic phrases, expand your vocabulary, or discuss language questions in the forums
  • - An Online Course – requires registration
  • ILanguages - “This site is designed to teach you and help you learn Estonian for free through vocabularyphrasesgrammar and flashcards (vocabulary trainer). You can actually learn Estonian very quickly and easily through our lessons because we teach you only what you need to learn. We think that people can learn better when they’re presented with simple words that they’re likely to use daily.”
  • Wikipedia - Pronunciation and Vocabulary

Digitized Grammar Books

Estonian Vocabulary

Estonian Reading Materials

Estonian Dictionaries

Estonian Listening and Video Resources



  • - A List of Over 30 Radio Stations

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