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Katsoa (Verb type1)


  1. (transitive + partitive) to look, have a look, take a look (+ at)
    Katsoin sitä.
    I looked at it.
  2. (transitive) to watch
    Katsoin elokuvaa. (incomplete action)
    I was watching a movie.
    Katsoin elokuvan. (completed action)
    I watched a movie.
  3. (transitive) to choose, look for
    Katson itselleni uutta kotia.
    I'm looking for a new home for myself.
  4. (intransitive) to see (to determine by trial or experiment; to find out)
    Tulen käymään myöhemmin ja katson, osaanko korjata tietokoneesi.
    I'll come over later and see if I can fix your computer.
    Katsotaan, toimisiko tämä.
    Let's see if this would work.
  5. (gambling, transitive) to see; to call (to match another player's bet)
  6. (intransitive) to see, deem, regard, perceive (as = translative)
    Katson parhaaksi poistua paikalta.
    I regard it as best to leave.
  7. (transitive + partitive) to care for something, to mind; to make sure of something
    Olen viikonloppuna katsomassa siskoni lapsia.
    I'm minding my sister's children this weekend.
    Katsokin, ettet myöhästy!
    See to it that you're not late!


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".