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Käydä (Verb type2)

Translations

  1. (intransitive, archaic) to walk
    Synonym: kävellä
    käyden ― on foot (as an old synonym to jalan)
    käypä ― one who walks (archaic)
  2. (intransitive + inessive or adessive) to visit, go to (and return), attend (a place)(intransitive + adessive) to go dokäydä kakalla ― to pookäydä kusella ― to urinateMennään käymään kahvilla.Let’s go get some coffee.(intransitive + inessive or adessive) to go do (gathering, collecting, harvesting)käydä metsällä ― to hunt, to go huntingkäydä kalassa ― to fish, to go fishingkäydä marjassa / sienessä ― to gather berries/mushrooms, to go gathering berries/mushroomskäydä heinässä ― to gather hay(intransitive + partitive or transitive + accusative) to go to school (form chosen depends on the completeness of the action)käydä koulua ― to attend schoolKävin kaksi vuotta lukiota.I was in high school for two years.
    käydä kirkossa ― to attend church
    käydä katsomassa ― to take a look
    käydä luona, käydä kylässä ― to visit (someone's house)
    Kävin eilen Madridissa.
    I visited Madrid yesterday.
  3. (intransitive + adessive) to go do
    käydä kakalla ― to poo
    käydä kusella ― to urinate
    Mennään käymään kahvilla.
    Let's go get some coffee.
  4. (intransitive + inessive or adessive) to go do (gathering, collecting, harvesting)
    käydä metsällä ― to hunt, to go hunting
    käydä kalassa ― to fish, to go fishing
    käydä marjassa / sienessä ― to gather berries/mushrooms, to go gathering berries/mushrooms
    käydä heinässä ― to gather hay
  5. (intransitive + partitive or transitive + accusative) to go to school (form chosen depends on the completeness of the action)
    käydä koulua ― to attend school
    Kävin kaksi vuotta lukiota.
    I was in high school for two years.
  6. (intransitive, now mostly in set phrases) to step, tread, pace, stride
    Synonyms: astua, saapastella, tulla
    Käy peremmälle! ― Come on in! (literally, “step further to the back”)
  7. (intransitive, monopersonal, (inessive or adessive) + 3rd-pers. sg. + an adverb) to happen, go (often in English with subject it)
    Synonym: tapahtua
    käydä kalpaten ― to end badly
    Miten siinä kävi (sinulle)?
    How did it go (for you)?
    Miten siinä niin kävi?
    How did it turn out that way?
  8. (genitive + 3rd-pers. sg. + an adverb) to happen (to somebody)(+ partitive for agent, + allative for target) to happen (to something)Synonym: tapahtuaMitä sinun jaloillesi on käynyt?What has happened to your feet?
    Minun kävi huonosti.
    Things went badly for me.
  9. (+ partitive for agent, + allative for target) to happen (to something)
    Synonym: tapahtua
    Mitä sinun jaloillesi on käynyt?
    What has happened to your feet?
  10. (intransitive + allative) to please, suit, make content, be okay (with)(intransitive + illative) to suit, fit (into)Avaimeni käy tähän lukkoon.My key fits into this lock.Se pala ei käy siihen.That piece does not go there.(intransitive + elative) to pass (for)Tämä varmaan käy ruoasta.This could probably pass for food.
    Meidän siitä tapaamisesta, miten sinulle kävisi sunnuntai?
    About our meeting, would Sunday work for you?
    Minulle käy se hyvin.
    I am okay with that.
    Synonyms: kelvata, sopia
  11. (intransitive + illative) to suit, fit (into)
    Avaimeni käy tähän lukkoon.
    My key fits into this lock.
    Se pala ei käy siihen.
    That piece does not go there.
  12. (intransitive + elative) to pass (for)
    Tämä varmaan käy ruoasta.
    This could probably pass for food.
  13. (intransitive) to run, operate, work(intransitive, of a clock) to go, run(intransitive, of time) to go bySynonyms: kulua, kulkeaAika käy hitaasti.Time goes by slowly.
    ovi käy ― door swings (open/close)
    Moottori käy.
    The motor is running.
    Pienoismallien moottorit käyvät risiiniöljyllä ja metanolilla.
    The motors/engines of the miniature models run on castor oil and methanol.
  14. (intransitive, of a clock) to go, run
  15. (intransitive, of time) to go by
    Synonyms: kulua, kulkea
    Aika käy hitaasti.
    Time goes by slowly.
  16. (intransitive + translative) to get, grow, become
    Vaikeudet kävivät hänelle liian suuriksi.
    The difficulties got too big for her.
  17. (intransitive + illative of third infinitive) to begin (to do)
  18. (intransitive, chemistry) to ferment, become fermented, yeast
  19. (transitive) used in many collocations with nouns and with more or less idiomatic value, translated often into “engage in”, “have”, “do”, “transact”, “pursue”, “keep up”, “maintain” etc.
    Synonym: pitää
    käydä kauppaa ― to do business
    käydä keskustelu ― to have a conversation
    käydä neuvotteluja ― to negotiate
    käydä vuoropuhelua ― to maintain a dialogue

Conjugations

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".