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Pelätä (Verb type4)


  1. (transitive + partitive) to fear, dread, be afraid of (doing = first infinitive)
    pelätä kuollakseen ― to fear for one's life
    Norsut pelkäävät hiiriä.
    The elephants are afraid of mice.
    Pelkään katsella alas korkeilta paikoilta.
    I'm afraid of watching down from high places.


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".