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Voida (Verb type2)

Translations

  1. (transitive, auxiliary, + first infinitive) can, to be able to, to be capable
    En voinut olla nauramatta.
    I couldn't help laughing.
  2. (transitive, auxiliary, + first infinitive) can, to be possible
  3. (in the conditional mood) could
    Voisitko auttaa minua?
    Could you please help me?
    Voisin juosta, jos haluaisin.
    I could run if I wanted.
  4. (transitive, auxiliary, + first infinitive)(informal) may, to be allowed, to be permitted.(in negative sentences) should (not)Sen vaikutusta ei voi vähätellä.Its effect should not be underestimated.Hänen rooliaan perheen hyvinvoinnin edistämisessä ei voi myöskään aliarvioida.Neither should her role in improving the family’s wellbeing be belittled.
    Voinko avata ikkunan?
    May I open the window?
  5. (informal) may, to be allowed, to be permitted.
  6. (in negative sentences) should (not)
    Sen vaikutusta ei voi vähätellä.
    Its effect should not be underestimated.
    Hänen rooliaan perheen hyvinvoinnin edistämisessä ei voi myöskään aliarvioida.
    Neither should her role in improving the family's wellbeing be belittled.
  7. (intransitive) (to enquire or talk about wellbeing, or as a formal greeting) to be, feel, do, fare
    Kuinka voitte?
    How are you? / How are you doing?

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".