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Verb type: 1


  1. to fold (bend over so that it comes in contact with itself)
    taittaa sivun kulma ― to dogear a page (in a book)
    taittaa rikki / taittaa palasiksi ― to snap (break into pieces by bending or folding)
  2. to fold (make the proper arrangement by bending)
    taittaa lautasliinat ― to fold serviettes
  3. to fold, fold up (make more compact by folding)
  4. to break, fracture (cause the bone in a limb in one's body to break or fracture)
  5. (physics) to refract (cause light to change direction as a result of entering a different medium)
  6. (printing, graphic design) to lay out (e.g. a page of a newspaper)
  7. (chromatics) to mute (mix a color with black, gray or white to create a shade, tone or tint)
  8. (idiomatic) to make a trip, cover a distance (with matka, taival, etc.)
    Purjevene taittaa matkan 2,5 tunnissa.
    The yacht makes the trip in 2.5 hours.
  9. to reap (e.g. grain)


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