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Uskoa (Verb type1)


  1. (intransitive) to believe, have faith (in = illative) (someone's abilities, chances etc.; someone's existence; the power, value etc. of something; the existence of something)
    Uskotko häneen? ― Do you believe/have faith in her?
    Uskotko kuriin? ― Do you believe in discipline? / Are you a believer in discipline?
    Uskotko enkeleihin? ― Do you believe in angels?
    Uskotko pystyväsi siihen? / Uskotko, että pystyt siihen? ― Do you believe you can do it?
    Antonym: epäillä
  2. (transitive + partitive) to believe (someone, in something someone says/does), trust
    Uskon sinua tässä asiassa. ― I trust you in this matter.
    En usko sinua. ― I don't believe you.
  3. (transitive) to believe (something to be true)
    Uskon sen. ― I believe it.
    En usko sitä. ― I don't believe it.
  4. (transitive) to entrust, to confide (to = allative)
    Uskon nämä avaimet sinulle. ― I entrust these keys to you.
    Voinko uskoa sinulle salaisuuksiani? ― Can I confide my secrets to you?
    Synonym: luottaa


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".