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Verb type: 4


  1. (transitive) to meet (with), encounter (a person)
    Synonym: tavata
    kohdata ohimennen ― to run into, meet by chance
    kohdata syvällisesti ― to connect up with
  2. (transitive, figuratively) to undergo, experience, suffer; to face, be confronted with
    kohdata kuolema ― to face one's death
    kohdata koettelemuksia ― to undergo trials or tribulations
  3. (transitive, figuratively) to befall, happen, occur
    Minua kohtasi hirveä onnettomuus.
    A terrible accident befell me.


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