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Verb type: 6


  1. (intransitive, physically) To advance, proceed, make headway, move/go ahead/forward, make strides, gain ground.
    Turkin joukot etenevät Pohjois-Irakissa.
    Turkish troops are advancing in Northern Iraq.
  2. (intransitive) To act, proceed.
    Olen avuton tietokoneiden kanssa enkä tiedä, miten edetä.
    I am helpless with computers and I don't know how to proceed.
  3. (intransitive) To progress, make progress, advance, get ahead, get on.
    Rikostutkinta etenee.
    The criminal investigation is progressing.
  4. (intransitive) To develop, improve, (become/get) better.


Indicative Conjugations

The present, imperfect, perfect, and pluperfect (past perfect) tenses in English correspond to "speaks", "spoke", "has spoken", and "had spoken".

Present tense conjugation chart

Past tense conjugation chart

Perfect tense conjugation chart

Pluperfect tense conjugation chart

Conditional Conjugations

The conditional present and perfect moods in English typically correspond to "would" and "would have".

Present tense conjugation chart

Perfect tense conjugation chart