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Hävitä (Verb type5)

Translations

  1. (intransitive) to disappear, vanish
    Yhtäkkiä linnut hävisivät.
    Suddenly the birds disappeared.
  2. (intransitive) to get lost
    Minulta hävisi lompakko kotiin.
    I lost my wallet at home. (literally: From me the wallet (= my wallet) disappeared into home.)
  3. (intransitive) to disperse, dissipate, clear
    Sumu häviää.
    The fog is clearing.
  4. (intransitive) to die out, fade out/away, pass away, become extinct
    Vanhat tavat häviävät.
    Old customs die out.
  5. (transitive) to lose, suffer a defeat (to = allative)
    Napoleon hävisi taistelun johtuen huonosta ja kokemattomasta armeijastaan ja vihollisen ylivoimasta, minkä vuoksi hänen oli vetäydyttävä Ranskaan.
    Napoleon lost the battle because of his weak and unexperienced army and the enemy's superiority, which is why he had to return to France.

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".