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Verb type: 4


  1. to hit something repeatedly (as a nail with a hammer or a log with an axe)
  2. (forestry) to cut a tree, to fell trees
  3. to chop (to cut apart or into pieces, such as firewood, with an axe or similar tool)
    hakata irti ― to chop off
  4. to beat up (give a beating to)
  5. to beat (to win somebody with a considerable margin)
  6. to beat (to be better in something than somebody else)
    Matti hakkaa Pekan matematiikassa.
    Matti beats Pekka in mathematics.
  7. to beat (to play certain musical instruments, such as drums or piano, with a great fervor)


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