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Kirjoittaa (Verb type1)


  1. (transitive) to write
  2. to spell (write the letters of a word or which form words; compose a word (of letters))
    kirjoittaa väärin
    to misspell
    Kuinka kirjoitetaan ”onomatopoeettinen”?
    How do you spell ‘onomatopoeic’?
  3. (transitive, ~ + a subject at the Finnish lukio) to take an examination in
    Kirjoitin englannin/biologian/saksan/matematiikan viime keväänä.
    I took an examination in English/biology/German/mathematics last spring.
  4. (intransitive, ~ ylioppilaaksi) to take/pass the matriculation examination, graduate (from the Finnish lukio)
  5. Short for konekirjoittaa (“to type”).


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".