Verb type 3

Type 3 verbs have four ending patterns to follow and are subject to consonant gradation.


Verbs ending in -lla/-llä, -sta/-stä, -nna/-nnä, -ra/-rä. For example:


Finding the stem for type 3 verbs can be done by removing the last 2 letters from the verb then adding an -e. For example:

  • Tulla → Tule-
  • Nousta → Nouse-
  • Mennä → Mene-
  • Purra → Pure-

Examples of type 3 verb conjugations

Common type 3 verbs