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Verb type: 1


  1. (transitive) to know, be aware of (implying superficial knowledge, see the usage notes below)
    Tiedätkö ratkaisun?
    Do you know the solution?
    Tiesin sinun tulevan tänne.
    I knew you would come here.
    Tiesin sinun tulleen tänne.
    I knew you had come here.
  2. (transitive, usually atelic) to mean, spell, signify, presage
    Synonyms: merkitä, enteillä, ennustaa, varoittaa
    Peilin rikkominen tietää epäonnea.
    Breaking a mirror spells bad luck.


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