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 English conversations.

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

Basic Words & Phrases: Verbs

Important verbs

(to) be
(to) have
(to) do / (to) make
can / (to) know how to
(to) know (how)
(to) know / (to) be acquainted with
(to) understand
(to) speak / (to) talk
(to) listen to
(to) hear
(to) see
(to) feel
(to) live
(to) want
(to) need
(to) like
(to) love
(to) give
(to) take
(to) play
(to) laugh
(to) come
(to) go
(to) go (by…)
(to) write
(to) read
(to) count
(to) pronounce
(to) spell
(to) conjugate
(to) remember
(to) forget
(to) eat
(to) try
(to) use
(to) open
(to) close
(to) greet / (to) welcome
(to) begin
(to) end

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