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Tehdä (Verb type2)


  1. (transitive) to do, perform, execute
    Mitä sinä teet?
    What are you doing?
    Meidän täytyy tehdä biopsia selvittääksemme oireiden syyn.
    We need to perform a biopsy in order to find out the cause of the symptoms.
    Mitä menit tekemään?
    What did you do? / What have you done? (scolding tone); literally "What did you go (to) do?"
  2. (transitive) to make, manufacture
    Tein äidilleni kakun.
    I made a cake for my mom.
  3. (transitive) to commit, perpetrate, carry out, conduct (to do, as a crime, sin, or fault)
    ~ itsemurha ― to commit suicide
    ~ rikos ― to commit a crime, perpetrate an offense
    ~ virhe ― to commit a mistake, make an error
    ~ koe, ~ testi ― to carry out, conduct a test
    tehdä huorin ― to commit adultery
  4. (transitive) to make, render (somebody: accusative, adjective: translative or somebody: elative, noun: accusative)
    (with translative adjective describing the end result) Hän teki minut iloiseksi.
    She made me happy.
    (with an elative noun describing the end result) He tekivät minusta presidentin.
    They made me President.
  5. (transitive, informal) to make, cost (said often by the salesperson to the customer)
    Se tekee viisikymmentäyhdeksän euroa.
    That makes fifty-nine euros.
    Synonym: olla yhteensä
  6. (transitive, informal) to do a, pull a (copy or emulate the actions or behaviour that is associated with the person or thing mentioned)


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".