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Kaataa (Verb type1)


  1. to pour (out); to spill
    Kaadan kahvia.
    I pour coffee.
    Kaadoin vesilasin.
    I spilled the glass of water.
  2. to knock/tip/turn over, overturn, upset
    He kaatoivat veneen.
    They overturned the boat.
    kaataa ylösalaisin ― to turn upside down
  3. to dump, tip (a load)
  4. to fell, cut/chop down (a tree), to cut (hay)
    Puuta kaadetaan.
    The tree is being felled.
  5. to fell, kill (a game animal)
  6. to knock down
    Hänet kaadettiin.
    He was knocked down.
  7. to overthrow
    Kapinalliset kaatoivat hallituksen.
    The insurgents overthrew the government.
  8. (figuratively) to beat, to prevail over
  9. (figuratively) to make fall in love with, to charm (a person or people)
  10. (nautical) to capsize (to cause to overturn)
  11. (computing) to crash, cause to crash
  12. (slang) to drink (alcohol), booze
    Menetkö kaatamaan (viinaa) tänään?
    Will you go to booze today?


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".