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Verb type: 1


  1. (transitive) to separate
  2. (transitive) to divide
  3. (transitive) to fire, dismiss (to relieve of a duty)
  4. (transitive) to expel (to terminate the membership of)
    Hänet erotettiin järjestöstä.
    He was expelled from the organisation.
  5. (transitive) to tell apart, differentiate, distinguish
  6. (intransitive) to spot, notice, tell, make out, discern
    En pysty erottamaan, mitä hän sanoo.
    I can't tell what (s)he's saying.


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".