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Verb type: 6


  1. (intransitive) to whiten, blanch, bleach (to become lighter or whiter in color)
  2. (intransitive) to dawn (with the subject aamu (“morning”), which is translated into the English impersonal subject it)
    Aamu valkenee.
    It is dawning.
  3. (intransitive, e.g. of the sky) to light up, brighten
    Taivas valkenee.
    The sky is lighting up.
  4. (intransitive, figuratively) to dawn on, become clear, become apparent
    Vihdoin minulle valkeni, miksi niin tapahtui.
    Finally it dawned on me why it happened.


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