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Tarttua (Verb type1)

Translations

  1. (transitive + illative or elative) to catch, grab, seize
    Isä tarttuu minua vaatteista.
    Dad grabs me by my clothes.
    Hän tarttui minua kädestä.
    She/he grabbed me by my hand.
    Hauet tarttuivat syöttiin.
    The pikes caught the bait.
    Tartu puhelimeen ja soita minulle.
    Grab the phone and call me.
    Maijan pitää tarttua tilaisuuteen.
    Maija must seize the opportunity.
  2. (intransitive, of a disease) to be transmitted; to be infectious, be contagious
    Hepatiitti A tarttuu saastuneen ruoan välityksellä.
    Hepatitis A is transmitted via contaminated food.
    Olen huomannut, että Jennan nauru tarttuu.
    I've noticed that Jenna has a contagious laugh.
  3. (intransitive + illative) to adhere, stick
    Haju tarttuu herkästi vaatteisiin.
    The smell easily sticks to clothes.

Conjugations

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".