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Verb type: 6


  1. (intransitive) to differ from, be different from, depart, deviate, diverge (+ elative) (not to have the same traits, characteristics)
  2. (intransitive) to deviate, stray, wander; to diverge, swerve, veer, divert (+ elative) (to change course or plan; to go off course; to fall outside, e.g. of a norm)
    Hän poikkeaa suunnasta. Seuratkaa!
    He's deviating from the course. Follow him!
  3. (intransitive) to digress, deviate (+ elative) (to turn aside from the main subject of attention, or course of argument)
  4. (intransitive) to drop by, drop in (+ inessive/adessive) (to visit without an appointment)
    Poikkea kaupassa hakemassa maitoa, kun tulet kotiin.
    On your way home, please drop in at the shop to get some milk.


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