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Päättää (Verb type1)

Translations

  1. (transitive, auxiliary, + first infinitive) to decide (to do something); to choose (to do something)
    Yritä päättää, mitä haluat.
    Try to decide what you want.
    Päätimme lähteä teatteriin.
    We decided to go to the theatre.
  2. (transitive) to judge, infer, conclude
  3. (transitive) to end, conclude, terminate, finish, bring to a close
    Päättää koulunkäynti.
    To finish schooling.
    Presidentti päätti puheensa.
    The president ended their speech.
    Neuvottelut päätettiin tältä päivältä.
    The negotiations were concluded for this day.
  4. (transitive) to tie off, fasten (a thread)

Conjugations

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".