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Ehtiä (Verb type1)


  1. (intransitive) to make it, arrive or reach (in time or before something else happens) (to/at/in = allative or illative)
    En ehtinyt junaan, koska nukuin pommiin.
    I missed my train because I slept late.
    Pojat olivat juuri ehtineet käydä syömään, kun Suvi tuli pyykkituvasta.
    The boys had just started to eat when Suvi came from the laundry room.
    Synonyms: keritä, (dialectal) kerjetä, joutaa, (in a hurry) ennättää
  2. (intransitive, auxiliary) to have/find time (to do something) (modified verb in the first infinitive or the illative case of the third infinitive)
    En ehtinyt edes kiittää häntä!
    I didn't even have the time to thank him!
    Ehdimme hyvin käydä elokuvissa ennen junan lähtöä.
    We have enough time to go to movies before the train leaves.
    Synonyms: keritä, joutaa, (in a hurry) ennättää


Indicative Conjugations

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

Conditional Conjugations

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