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Kysyä (Verb type1)


  1. (intransitive) to ask, inquire/enquire (someone = ablative, about/for/of = elative)
    Kysyn häneltä Pekasta.
    I will ask her/him about Pekka.
    Kysyimme heiltä avusta, jota he lupasivat.
    We asked them about the help they promised.
  2. (transitive) to ask, inquire/enquire (someone = ablative, about/for/of = partitive)
    Kysyin sinulta tätä asiaa
    I asked you about/for this thing.
    Kysyimme heiltä apua
    We asked them for help.
  3. (figuratively, transitive + partitive) to take, require, necessitate, call for
    Synonym: vaatia
    Lapsen kasvattaminen kysyy kärsivällisyyttä.
    Raising a child requires patience.


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".