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Verb type: 1


  1. (transitive) to read
    Luen kirjaa. ― I am reading a book.
  2. (impersonal + inessive or + adessive) to read, say (to consist of certain written text)
    Kyltissä lukee "pääsy kielletty". ― The sign reads "no entry."
    Kirjan sivulla 105 lukee... ― On page 105 of the book, it says...
  3. (transitive, academic) to study (review materials; take a course)
    Mitä luet yliopistossa?
    What are you studying at the university?
    Minun pitää lukea kokeeseen.
    I have to study for an exam.
  4. (obsolete outside expressions) to count, reckon (still used in some expressions like mukaan luettuna, mukaan lukien, lukea tiilenpäitä, lukematon)
    Synonym: laskea
    Yhtä puuttuu, sanoi piru kun kusiaisia luki.
    There's one missing, said the Devil counting fire ants.
  5. (intransitive) to consider (as); to count (as); to include (+ translative)
    Kahvitauko luetaan työaikaan kuuluvaksi.
    A coffee break is considered to be included in the working time.
    Sitä ei lueta.
    It doesn't count.
  6. (transitive) to scan (a paper document, QR code, etc.)
    Synonym: skannata


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