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Verb type: 2


  1. (transitive) to see
    Näetkö tuon rakennuksen?
    Do you see that building?
    Näin hänet eilen kaupassa, mutta hän ei nähnyt minua.
    I saw her/him at the supermarket yesterday but she/he didn't see me.
  2. (transitive) to see, meet
    Nähdään huomenna!
    Let's meet tomorrow!
    Näen Pekkaa ylihuomenna.
    I'll see Pekka the day after tomorrow.
  3. (transitive) to see, regard, view (as = translative or essive), consider (+ translative or essive)
    Synonym: kokea
    nähdä ratkaisuna ― to consider ... a solution / to see as a solution
  4. (transitive, usually atelic) to go through, experience
    Onneksi, Suomessa ei tarvitse nähdä nälkää.
    Fortunately, one doesn't have to experience hunger in Finland.


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