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Verb type: 1


  1. to explain (to = allative)
  2. to explicate (to explain meticulously or in great detail; to elucidate; to analyze)
    Minulla on kotitehtävänä selittää runo.
    My homework is to explicate a poem.


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".