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Verb type: 1


  1. (transitive) to give; to allow; to present, donate (to = allative)
    Annoin Liisalle kukat.
    I gave Liisa flowers.
    Anna minulle mahdollisuus.
    Give me a chance.
  2. (+ genitive, auxiliary + first infinitive) to let, allow, permit
    Anna hänen mennä.
    Let him go.
  3. (transitive) to issue (announce a legal statute; deliver by authority)
    antaa käsky ― to issue an order
    Valtioneuvosto antoi asetuksen.
    The Cabinet issued a decree. (in Finland)
  4. (transitive) to distribute, hand/pass out
  5. (transitive) to grant, confer
    Synonym: myöntää
  6. (transitive) to give, yield, produce, bring
    Huono pelto antaa pienen sadon.
    A bad field yields a poor harvest.
    Antaakohan se tänään ahvenia?
    I wonder whether I will catch any perch today? (lit. "whether it will give some perch (to me)")
  7. (transitive) to submit, leave, offer (often with a translative to represent action)
    Synonym: jättää
    antaa myytäväksi ― to offer for sale
  8. (intransitive + illative or allative) to face, point (towards)
    Ikkuna antaa itään.
    The window faces east.
  9. (auxiliary + first infinitive) to have (do) (used as a causative or curative auxiliary verb)
    antaa tehdä ― to have (something) done
  10. (colloquial) to consent to have sex (with = allative), put out (to/for = allative)


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