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Verb type: 1


  1. to play (act in a manner such that one has fun)
  2. to play with, treat like a toy
    Ruoalla ei saa leikkiä! ― No playing with food!
  3. to play (to give an appearance of being, contrary to fact)
    Synonyms: näytellä, tekeytyä
    Hän vain leikkii viisasta.
    He's just playing wise.
  4. to pretend (assume something is true for the sake of argument)
    Synonym: teeskennellä
    Leikitään nyt, että kenenkään ei tarvitsisi maksaa veroja.
    Let's pretend for a bit that nobody would have to pay taxes.


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