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 Italian conversations.

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

Basic Words & Phrases: Verbs

Important verbs

(to) beessere
(to) haveavere
(to) do / (to) makefare
creare costruire

can / (to) know how topuò
(to) know (how)sapere
(to) know / (to) be acquainted withconoscere
essere a conoscenza

(to) understandcapire
(to) speak / (to) talkparlare

(to) listen toascoltare
(to) hearsentire
(to) seevedere
(to) feelsentire
(to) livevivere
(to) wantvolere
(to) needavere bisogno
(to) likepiacere
(to) loveamare
(to) givedare
(to) takeprendere
(to) playgiocare
(to) laughridere
(to) comevenire
(to) goandare
(to) go (by…)passare
(to) writescrivere
(to) readleggere
(to) countcontare
(to) pronouncepronunciare
(to) spelldettare
(to) conjugateconiugare
(to) rememberricordare
(to) forgetdimenticare
(to) eatmangiare
(to) tryprovare
(to) useusare
(to) openaprire
(to) closechiudere
(to) greet / (to) welcomesalutare
dare il benvenuto

(to) begininiziare
(to) endfinire
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