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Verb type: 1


  1. (transitive) to feel, sense (sense by touch)
    tuntea pisto sydämessään ― to feel a sudden sense of guilt (literally, “to feel a sting in one's heart”)
    Tunnetko sykkeen?
    Do/Can you feel the heartbeat?
  2. (transitive, usually atelic) to feel (experience an emotion or other mental state)
    tuntea kipua ― to feel pain
    tuntea surua ― to feel sad
    tuntea pelkoa ― to feel fear
    tuntea iloa ― to feel happy
    tuntea janoa ― to feel thirsty
  3. (transitive) to feel (experience an emotion or other mental state (about))
    Tunnen itseni terveeksi.
    I feel (myself) healthy.
  4. (transitive) to know, be familiar with (implying deeper and more personal knowledge of someone, see the usage notes below)
    Tunnetko ketään, joka osaisi auttaa?
    Do you know anyone who could help?
  5. (transitive) to recognize, sense the identity of
    Synonym: tunnistaa
    Tunsin sinut heti äänestä.
    I recognized you right away by your voice.


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".