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Taistella (Verb type3)


  1. (intransitive) To fight, struggle (to contend in physical conflict; with weapons; if the enemy is mentioned, it is in the partitive case, followed by the postposition vastaan).
    Isoisäni taisteli sodassa.
    My grandfather fought in the war.
    Suomi taisteli Neuvostoliittoa vastaan toisessa maailmansodassa.
    Finland fought the Soviet Union in the Second World War.
  2. (intransitive, figuratively) To fight, compete, contest (usually followed by the goal, e.g. voitosta, "for the victory").
    Hän taisteli voitosta.
    S/he fought for the victory.
  3. (intransitive, figuratively, + partitive + vastaan) To combat, fiercely counteract.
    Poliisi taistelee järjestäytynyttä rikollisuutta vastaan.
    The police are combatting organized crime.


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".