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  1. (transitive) To cause someone to wait.


Inflection of odotuttaa (Kotus type 53/muistaa, tt-t gradation)
indicative mood
present tense perfect
person positive negative person positive negative
1st sing. odotutan en odotuta 1st sing. olen odotuttanut en ole odotuttanut
2nd sing. odotutat et odotuta 2nd sing. olet odotuttanut et ole odotuttanut
3rd sing. odotuttaa ei odotuta 3rd sing. on odotuttanut ei ole odotuttanut
1st plur. odotutamme emme odotuta 1st plur. olemme odotuttaneet emme ole odotuttaneet
2nd plur. odotutatte ette odotuta 2nd plur. olette odotuttaneet ette ole odotuttaneet
3rd plur. odotuttavat eivät odotuta 3rd plur. ovat odotuttaneet eivät ole odotuttaneet
passive odotutetaan ei odotuteta passive on odotutettu ei ole odotutettu
past tense pluperfect
person positive negative person positive negative
1st sing. odotutin en odotuttanut 1st sing. olin odotuttanut en ollut odotuttanut
2nd sing. odotutit et odotuttanut 2nd sing. olit odotuttanut et ollut odotuttanut
3rd sing. odotutti ei odotuttanut 3rd sing. oli odotuttanut ei ollut odotuttanut
1st plur. odotutimme emme odotuttaneet 1st plur. olimme odotuttaneet emme olleet odotuttaneet
2nd plur. odotutitte ette odotuttaneet 2nd plur. olitte odotuttaneet ette olleet odotuttaneet
3rd plur. odotuttivat eivät odotuttaneet 3rd plur. olivat odotuttaneet eivät olleet odotuttaneet
passive odotutettiin ei odotutettu passive oli odotutettu ei ollut odotutettu
conditional mood
present perfect
person positive negative person positive negative
1st sing. odotuttaisin en odotuttaisi 1st sing. olisin odotuttanut en olisi odotuttanut
2nd sing. odotuttaisit et odotuttaisi 2nd sing. olisit odotuttanut et olisi odotuttanut
3rd sing. odotuttaisi ei odotuttaisi 3rd sing. olisi odotuttanut ei olisi odotuttanut
1st plur. odotuttaisimme emme odotuttaisi 1st plur. olisimme odotuttaneet emme olisi odotuttaneet
2nd plur. odotuttaisitte ette odotuttaisi 2nd plur. olisitte odotuttaneet ette olisi odotuttaneet
3rd plur. odotuttaisivat eivät odotuttaisi 3rd plur. olisivat odotuttaneet eivät olisi odotuttaneet
passive odotutettaisiin ei odotutettaisi passive olisi odotutettu ei olisi odotutettu
imperative mood
present perfect
person positive negative person positive negative
1st sing. 1st sing.
2nd sing. odotuta älä odotuta 2nd sing. ole odotuttanut älä ole odotuttanut
3rd sing. odotuttakoon älköön odotuttako 3rd sing. olkoon odotuttanut älköön olko odotuttanut
1st plur. odotuttakaamme älkäämme odotuttako 1st plur. olkaamme odotuttaneet älkäämme olko odotuttaneet
2nd plur. odotuttakaa älkää odotuttako 2nd plur. olkaa odotuttaneet älkää olko odotuttaneet
3rd plur. odotuttakoot älkööt odotuttako 3rd plur. olkoot odotuttaneet älkööt olko odotuttaneet
passive odotutettakoon älköön odotutettako passive olkoon odotutettu älköön olko odotutettu
potential mood
present perfect
person positive negative person positive negative
1st sing. odotuttanen en odotuttane 1st sing. lienen odotuttanut en liene odotuttanut
2nd sing. odotuttanet et odotuttane 2nd sing. lienet odotuttanut et liene odotuttanut
3rd sing. odotuttanee ei odotuttane 3rd sing. lienee odotuttanut ei liene odotuttanut
1st plur. odotuttanemme emme odotuttane 1st plur. lienemme odotuttaneet emme liene odotuttaneet
2nd plur. odotuttanette ette odotuttane 2nd plur. lienette odotuttaneet ette liene odotuttaneet
3rd plur. odotuttanevat eivät odotuttane 3rd plur. lienevät odotuttaneet eivät liene odotuttaneet
passive odotutettaneen ei odotutettane passive lienee odotutettu ei liene odotutettu
Nominal forms
infinitives participles
active passive active passive
1st odotuttaa present odotuttava odotutettava
long 1st2 odotuttaakseen past odotuttanut odotutettu
2nd inessive1 odotuttaessa odotutettaessa agent1, 3 odotuttama
instructive odotuttaen negative odotuttamaton
3rd inessive odotuttamassa 1) Usually with a possessive suffix.

2) Used only with a possessive suffix; this is the form for the third-person singular and third-person plural.
3) Does not exist in the case of intransitive verbs. Do not confuse with nouns formed with the -ma suffix.

elative odotuttamasta
illative odotuttamaan
adessive odotuttamalla
abessive odotuttamatta
instructive odotuttaman odotutettaman
4th nominative odotuttaminen
partitive odotuttamista
5th2 odotuttamaisillaan