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Verb type: 2


  1. (transitive) to create (bring into existence; make, produce)
    • 1933/1938, “1. Mooseksen kirja 1:1 [Book of Genesis 1:1]”, in Raamattu [The Bible], Helsinki: Suomen Pipliaseura:
      Alussa loi Jumala taivaan ja maan.
      In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth.
  2. (transitive) to shovel (move with a shovel)
    luoda lunta ― to shovel snow
  3. (transitive, usually atelic) to shed (radiate, cast, give off light)
    luoda katseensa (+ illative) ― to set eyes on
    Lamppu luo sinistä valoa.
    The lamp sheds blue light.
  4. (transitive, always with an object) to moult/molt, exuviate, slough (to shed or cast off a covering, especially a skin)
    Käärme alkoi luoda nahkaansa.
    The snake began to moult.
    Kun hummeri kasvaa, se luo kuorensa.
    As it grows, a lobster will exuviate.
  5. (weaving, transitive) to warp (arrange so that they run lengthwise in weaving)
  6. (archaic, transitive) to begin, start[1]


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