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Ottaa (Verb type1)


  1. (transitive) to take
    Ota lasi pöydältä.
    Take the glass from the table.
  2. (transitive, periphrase) to take, ingest or drink (such as medicine, alcohol or drugs)
    Oletko ottanut jotakin?
    Have you been drinking/taking something?
  3. (transitive) to deprive of, bereave of
    Hallitus otti meiltä kaikki vapaudet.
    The government deprived us of all the liberties.
  4. (intransitive + illative) to touch, reach down/up to, hang down to
    Hame ottaa lattiaan.
    The skirt hangs down to the floor.
  5. (transitive + translative or long first infinitive) to take on, assume
  6. (transitive + long first infinitive) to take on, take as one's task or responsibility to (do)
    Otin asian hoitaakseni.
    I took on taking care of the matter.
  7. (~ + ja + another verb, informal) Used to suggest that the action is sudden or impulsive.
    Kone otti ja hajosi.
    The machine (just) broke.


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".