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Tulla (Verb type3)


  1. to come
    Hän tulee.
    He comes.
  2. (elative + 3rd person singular + noun/adjective in nominative or partitive or personal + translative) to become, get, go, turn
    Hänestä tuli rikas.
    He became rich.
    Heistä tuli hulluja.
    They became crazy.
    He tulivat hulluiksi.
    They went crazy.
  3. (impersonal, genitive + third-person singular) to have to do, be to do, should do, be supposed to do (+ first infinitive)
    Minun tulee tehdä tämä huomiseksi.
    I have to do this by tomorrow.
  4. auxiliary verb for emphasized future tense; the present tense is usually used instead for the future tense
    Nimeni on Tapani ja tapani tulette tuntemaan.
    My name is Tapani and you will learn my ways.
  5. (+ passive past participle in translative) auxiliary verb for passive voice
    Hän tuli valituksi.
    He was chosen.
    Tapa tai tule tapetuksi.
    Kill or be killed.
  6. (+ passive past participle in partitive) auxiliary verb for passive voice, particularly if the action is less definite or in direct questions
    Mitä tuli sanottua?
    What did you say?
  7. (+ active past participle in translative) to manage to do (more or less unintentionally), to succeed in doing (more or less unintentionally)
    Hän tuli tehneeksi pahan virheen.
    She managed to make a big mistake.
  8. (+ illative) to come into, get (enter a state of being)
    tulla humalaan ― to get drunk
  9. (slang) to cum, orgasm


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".