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Verb type: 1


  1. (transitive, usually atelic) to wait (for), await, expect, anticipate
    odottaa innolla ― to look forward (to), to anticipate with enthusiasm
    odottaa mielenkiinnolla ― to look forward (to), to anticipate with interest
    odottaa jännityksellä ― to look forward (to), to anticipate with excitement
    Hän odottaa sinua.
    She is waiting for you.
  2. (auxiliary) to expect, to anticipate (+ genitive, to do = present active participle in the genitive)
    Hän odotti heidän tulevan.
    She expected them to come.
  3. (transitive, usually atelic) 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".