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Verb type: 1


  1. (intransitive) to appear, put in/make an appearance, show up, show oneself, turn up
  2. (intransitive) to behave, act, conduct oneself
  3. (intransitive) to perform, act, play (in a theatrical role)
  4. (intransitive) to pose as, play the part/role of, pretend to be, impersonate (in a deceitful sense), purport oneself to be (as = essive)
    Hän esiintyy kansainvälisenä liikemiehenä.
    He purports himself to be an international man of affairs.
  5. (intransitive) to serve as, act as, appear as (+ essive)
    Hän esiintyy oikeudessa syyttäjänä.
    S/he acts as a prosecutor in court.
  6. (intransitive) to occur, appear
    Tämä sana esiintyy myös harvinaisemmissa sijamuodoissa.
    This word occurs also in rarer cases.
    Sana esiintyy kirjassa 300 (~ kolmesataa) kertaa.
    The word occurs 300 times in the book.
  7. (intransitive, impersonal + partitive) to be (to be) found, there are/were/have been/had been traces/deposits of
    Suomessa ei esiinny öljyä.
    There are no oil deposits in Finland.
    Haukea ei esiinny niissä järvissä.
    Pike is not found in those lakes.


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