Type 1 verbs
(-Va/ -Vä, e.g. lukea, puhua, etc.)




These types of verbs end in 2 vowels (-aa, -ea, -eä, -ia, -iä, -oa, -ua, -yä, -ää, -öä). To find this type of verb's infinitive stem, remove the -a or , thus lukea's infinitive stem is luke-.  Remember that Type 1 verbs undergo consonant gradation if it is possible, which is why it is laajennan and not *laajentan.

Examples of some common Type 1 verbs:


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