Verbs describe movement or action. You’ll need them whenever you want to talk about what you, somebody or something else does, did or wants to do. Essential stuff. Memorize the verbs below and you’ll be well equipped for most basic Arabic conversations.

This lesson is part of the chapter “Learning Arabic“.

Basic Words & Phrases: Verbs

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Vocabulary

Important verbs

EnglishArabicArabic
(Romanization)
Pronunciation
(Audio)
(to) beالكينونةal kaynona
(to) haveامتلكemtalaka
(to) do / (to) makeفعل / صنعfa'ala / sana'a
can / (to) know how toعلبةolba
(to) know (how)عرف )كيف(arifa (kayfa)
(to) know / (to) be acquainted withعرف / مطلع علىarifa / motatali'a
(to) understandفهمfahema
(to) speak / (to) talkتكلم / تحدثtakalama / tahadata
(to) listen toإستمع إلىistami'a ila
(to) hearsami'a
(to) seeرأىra'a
(to) feelشعرsha'ara
(to) liveعاشacha
(to) wantأرادarada
(to) needاحتاجehtaja
(to) likeأحبahabba
(to) loveعشقachika
(to) giveأعطىa'ata
(to) takeأخذakhada
(to) playلعبlaeba
(to) laughضحكdahika
(to) comeقدمkadima
(to) goذهبdahaba
(to) go (by…)مرmarra
(to) writeكتبkataba
(to) readقرأkara'a
(to) countعدadda
(to) pronounceنطقnataka
(to) spellتهجىtahaja
(to) conjugateصرف الأفعالsarf al af'al
(to) rememberتذكرtadakarra
(to) forgetنسىnassa
(to) eatأكلakala
(to) tryحاولhawala
(to) useاستعملesta'amala
(to) openفتحfataha
(to) closeغلقghalaka
(to) greet / (to) welcomeحيا / رحبhaya / rahaba
(to) beginبدأbada'a
(to) endأنهىanha
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