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Verb type: 1


  1. to slide (to move in continuous contact with a surface)
    Synonyms: liirata, luisua
    Lumi liukuu alas vuorenrinnettä.
    Snow slides down the side of a mountain
  2. to slide, glide (to pass along smoothly or unobservedly)
    Synonym: lipua
    Laivaa liukuu veden halki.
    A ship slides through the water.
  3. (music) to slide (to smoothly pass from one note to another by bending the pitch upwards or downwards)
  4. (music) to segue (to make a smooth transition from one theme to another)
    Beethovenin sinfoniat liukuvat vaivattomasti teemasta toiseen.
    Beethoven’s symphonies effortlessly segue from one theme to the next.
  5. (nautical) to plane, hydroplane (of a boat, to move in a way that lifts the bow out of the water)
    Synonym: plaanata


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