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Odottaa (Verb type1)


  1. (transitive + partitive) to wait (for), await, expect, anticipate
    Hän odottaa sinua.
    She is waiting for you.
    ~ innolla, mielenkiinnolla, jännityksellä etc. (+ partitive) = to look forward to (to anticipate, expect, or wait for, especially with a feeling of approval or pleasure)
  2. (transitive) to expect, to anticipate (someone = genitive, to do something = active present participle singular in genitive, -van/-vän)
    Hän odotti heidän tulevan.
    She expected them to come.
  3. (transitive + partitive) to be expecting, be pregnant
    Hän odottaa poikaa.
    She is expecting a boy.


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".