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Verb type: 1


  1. (transitive) to light, kindle, ignite, set on fire, set fire to, burn, inflame, set ablaze, torch
  2. (transitive) to ignite (to activate a spark plug in an internal combustion engine)
  3. (transitive) to switch on, turn on (the lights)
  4. (transitive) to turn on (attract, give pleasure, encourage)
  5. (transitive) to detonate, to trigger
  6. (colloquial, impersonal + adessive) to be grasped, comprehended, "get it"
    Annanko vielä vihjeen vai sytyttääkö jo?
    Should I give another hint or do you get it?


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