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Verb type: 1


  1. (transitive) to poke, thrust
  2. (transitive) to stick, prick, stab, puncture; (of insects) to bite, sting
  3. (transitive) to inject (administer an injection)
  4. (transitive, informal) to put, place, make, leave.
    Tontin koko ja talon mitättömyys pistivät tytön hiljaiseksi.
    The size of the lot and the nullity of the house left the girl silent.
  5. (intransitive, impersonal + illative) to smart
    Käteeni pistää.
    My arm smarts.
  6. (transitive, colloquial) to give, make
    Pistä yksi olut.
    Give me one beer. (I'll take one beer.)
  7. (transitive, vulgar, rare) to fuck


Indicative Conjugations

The present, imperfect, perfect, and pluperfect (past perfect) tenses in English correspond to "speaks", "spoke", "has spoken", and "had spoken".

Present tense conjugation chart

Past tense conjugation chart

Perfect tense conjugation chart

Pluperfect tense conjugation chart

Conditional Conjugations

The conditional present and perfect moods in English typically correspond to "would" and "would have".

Present tense conjugation chart

Perfect tense conjugation chart