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Verb type: 3


  1. (intransitive) to believe, think, suppose, guess (something that one does not know to be true)
  2. (transitive, usually atelic) to mistake, take (for = translative)
    Luulin häntä suomalaiseksi.
    I mistook him/her for a Finn.


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".