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Käydä (Verb type2)

Translations

  1. (intransitive, archaic) to walk
    käyden
    on foot (as an old synonym to jalan)
    käypä
    one who walks (archaic)
    Synonym: kävellä
  2. (intransitive + inessive or adessive) to visit, go to (and return), attend (a place)
    Kävin eilen Madridissa.
    I visited Madrid yesterday.
    Milloin tulet käymään luonamme?
    When will you visit us?
    käydä kirkossa, sunnuntaijumalanpalveluksessa ― to attend church, the Sunday service
    Tänään meidän pitää käydä kaupassa.
    We must go to the grocery store today.
    Odota hetki, käyn vessassa.
    Wait a moment while I go to the toilet.
    Kävin läheisessä metsässä.
    I visited a nearby forest.
    Käyn katsomassa.
    I'll go take a look.
  3. (intransitive + inessive) to go do (gathering, collecting, harvesting)
    Tänään kävimme kalassa, ja huomenna aiomme käydä marjassa.
    Today we went fishing, and tomorrow we will do some berry picking.
  4. (intransitive + adessive) to go do
    Mennään käymään kahvilla.
    Let's go get some coffee.
    Osaako pikku-Pekka käydä itse kakalla?
    Is little Pekka able to go poo by himself?
    Kävin metsällä.
    I went to hunt (in a forest).
  5. (intransitive + partitive or transitive + accusative) to go to school (form chosen depends on the completeness of the action)
    Käyn lukiota.
    I'm attending high school.
    Kävin lukion Jyväskylässä.
    I went to high school in Jyväskylä.
    Kävin kaksi vuotta lukiota.
    I was in high school for two years.
  6. (intransitive, now mostly in set phrases) to step, tread, pace, stride
    käy peremmälle!
    Come on in! (lit. "step further to the back")
  7. (intransitive, monopersonal, (inessive or adessive) + 3rd-pers. sg. + an adverb) to happen, go (often in English with subject it)
    Miten siinä kävi (sinulle)?
    How did it go (for you)?
  8. (genitive + 3rd-pers. sg. + an adverb) to happen (to somebody)
    Minun kävi huonosti.
    Things went badly for me.
  9. (+ partitive for agent, + allative for target) to happen (to something)
    Mitä sinun jaloillesi on käynyt?
    What has happened to your feet?
  10. (intransitive + allative) to please, suit, make content, be okay (with)
    Meidän siitä tapaamisesta, miten sinulle kävisi sunnuntai?
    About our meeting, would Sunday work for you?
    Minulle käy se hyvin.
    I am okay with that.
  11. (intransitive + illative) to suit, fit
    Avaimeni käy tähän lukkoon.
    My key fits into this lock.
    Se pala ei käy siihen.
    That piece does not go there.
  12. (intransitive + elative) to pass (for)
    Tämä varmaan käy ruoasta.
    This could probably pass for food.
  13. (intransitive) to run, operate, work
    Moottori käy.
    The motor is running.
    Ovi käy.
    The door swings (open and shut).
    Pienoismallien moottorit käyvät risiiniöljyllä ja metanolilla.
    The motors/engines of the miniature models run on castor oil and methanol.
  14. (intransitive, of time) to go by
    Aika käy hitaasti.
    Time goes by slowly.
    Synonyms: kulua, kulkea
  15. (intransitive, of a clock) to go, run
  16. (intransitive + translative) to get, grow, become
    Vaikeudet kävivät hänelle liian suuriksi.
    The difficulties got too big for her.
  17. (intransitive, chemistry) to ferment, become fermented, yeast
  18. (transitive) used in many collocations with nouns and with more or less idiomatic value, translated often into “engage in”, “have”, “do”, “transact”, “pursue”, “keep up”, “maintain” etc.
    käydä kauppaa ― to do business
    käydä keskustelu ― to have a conversation
    käydä neuvotteluja ― to negotiate
    käydä vuoropuhelua ― to maintain a dialogue

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".