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Verb type: 1


  1. (intransitive, impersonal + illative) to hurt, be sore (physically or mentally)
    Mihin sattuu?
    Where does it hurt?
    Minun jalkoihini sattuu.
    My legs are sore.
    Minua sattuu käteen.
    My arm hurts.
    Minuun sattui, kun sanoit noin.
    It hurt me when you said that.
  2. (intransitive) to happen, to be (with "there"), occur, come about, come up
    Maantiellä sattui onnettomuus.
    An accident happened on the highway. / There was an accident on the highway.
    Kohdalleni sattui hyvä tilaisuus.
    A good opportunity came up for me.
  3. (auxiliary) to happen (to do = illative of the third infinitive) (do or occur by chance or unexpectedly)
    Hän vain sattuu olemaan sinua parempi.
    He just happens to be better than you.
    Jos (vaikka) sattuisi satamaan, ota sateenvarjo mukaan.
    Should it rain, take your umbrella with you.
    Satuitko kuulemaan mitä aiemmin tänään tapahtui?
    Incidentally, did you hear what happened earlier today?
  4. (intransitive) to hit, strike (+ illative)
    Mihin se sattui?
    Where did it strike?
  5. (intransitive) to touch (+ illative) (to come involuntarily into contact with)
    Kun hän istui penkillä, hänen hameensa helma sattui lattiaan.
    Sitting on the bench, the hem of her skirt touched the ground.


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