Appendix:Finnish participles

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Past participles[edit]

Finnish past participles are used when building indicative simple past tense negative, indicative perfect tense positive and negative and indicative past perfect tense positive and negative. It depends on the voice whether to use the active past participle or the passive past participle. The active past participles of Finnish intransitive verbs and passive past participles of Finnish transitive verbs have also an adjectival sense and, thus, lots of Finnish adjectives are actually past participles.

Examples of participles[edit]

Talo on:

Present Past
maalaava maalannut
maalattava maalattu

The house:

Present Past
can paint sth. has painted sth.
can be painted. is painted.