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 Dutch conversations.

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

Basic Words & Phrases: Verbs

Next lesson: Basic Dutch nouns

Important verbs

(to) bezijn
(to) havehebben
(to) do / (to) makedoen

can / (to) know how tokunnen
(to) know (how)weten
(to) know / (to) be acquainted withkennen
(to) understandbegrijpen
(to) speak / (to) talkspreken
(to) listen toluisterennaar
(to) hearhoren
(to) seezien
(to) feelvoelen
(to) liveleven
(to) wantwillen
(to) neednodighebben
(to) likeleukvinden
(to) loveliefhebben
(to) givegeven
(to) takenemen
(to) playspelen
(to) laughlachen
(to) comekomen
(to) gogaan
(to) go (by…)besturen
(to) writeschrijven
(to) readlezen
(to) counttellen
(to) pronounceuitspreken
(to) spellspellen
(to) conjugatevervoegen
(to) rememberzich herinneren
(to) forgetvergeten
(to) eateten
(to) tryproberen
(to) usegebruiken
(to) openopenen
(to) closesluiten
(to) greet / (to) welcomebegroeten
(to) beginbeginnen
(to) endbeëindigen
App2Brain vocabulary trainer

Use our free online vocabulary trainer to learn these and many other useful Dutch words and phrases

Vocabulary trainer: Basic verbs in Dutch

The free App2Brain vocabulary trainer is a fun and effective way to memorize vocabulary. It helps you learn hundreds of basic Dutch words and phrases quickly. Try it out now!

Next lesson: Basic Dutch nouns

Found this helpful? Share it with your friends:
Share on FacebookTweet about this on TwitterShare on Google+Email this to someone