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Verb type: 6


  1. to begin or start to do something (+ active third infinitive in illative, first infinitive or noun in illative)
    Rupeaa satamaan.
    It's beginning to rain.
    Milloin ruvetaan tositoimiin?
    When do we start the real action?
  2. to take up (to begin doing an activity on a regular basis) (+ active third infinitive in illative or first infinitive)
    Olen ruvennut ompelemaan.
    I've taken up knitting.
  3. to become or wish to become something in the future (+ translative)
    Rupean lääkäriksi.
    I will become a doctor.
    Hän aikoo ruveta tanssijaksi.
    He plans to become a dancer.


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