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Verb type: 1


  1. to knock/tip/turn over, overturn, upset, knock down
    kaataa ylösalaisin ― to turn upside down
    He kaatoivat veneen.
    They overturned the boat.
    Hänet kaadettiin.
    He was knocked down.
  2. to fell, cut/chop down (a tree), to cut (hay)
    Puuta kaadetaan.
    The tree is being felled.
  3. to fell, kill (a game animal)
  4. to dump, tip (a load)
  5. to pour (out); tip, spill (cause a liquid or similar fluid to flow in a stream out of a container by tilting it or turning it over, either intentionally or accidentally)
    Near-synonym: valuttaa
    Kaadan kahvia.
    I pour coffee.
    Kaadoin vesilasin.
    I spilled the glass of water.
  6. to overthrow
    Synonym: kukistaa
    Kapinalliset kaatoivat hallituksen.
    The insurgents overthrew the government.
  7. (figuratively) to beat, to prevail over
  8. (figuratively) to make fall in love with, to charm (a person or people)
  9. (nautical) to capsize (to cause to overturn)
  10. (computing) to crash, cause to crash
  11. (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".

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