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Verb type: 1


  1. (intransitive) to live, be alive
    Synonym: olla elossa
    Elän kuin viimeistä päivää.
    I live as if this were the last day [of my life].
  2. (intransitive) to live (somewhere)
    Synonym: asua
    Olen elänyt koko ikäni tässä kaupungissa.
    I have lived in this town for all my life.
  3. (transitive) to live (spend as one's life)
  4. (transitive, usually atelic) to breathe (to be very passionate about something)
    Synonym: elää ja hengittää


Indicative Conjugations

The present, imperfect, perfect, and pluperfect (past perfect) tenses in English correspond to "speaks", "spoke", "has spoken", and "had spoken".

Conditional Conjugations

The conditional present and perfect moods in English typically correspond to "would" and "would have".