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Verb type: 3


  1. (transitive) to swallow (continuously or more slowly, compare nielaista and nieleskellä)
    Nielin Huijauspillerin™, ja keuhkosyöpäni parani heti!
    I swallowed the Scam Pill™, and my lung cancer was instantly cured!
  2. (transitive, figurative) to swallow, accept
    Puoluejohtaja ei niele kritiikkiä.
    The party leader does not accept criticism.
    niellä kiukkunsa ― to swallow one's anger


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".