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 Turkish conversations.

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

Basic Words & Phrases: Verbs

Important verbs

EnglishTurkishPronunciation
(Audio)
(to) beolmak
(to) havesahip olmak
(to) do / (to) makeyapmak
can / (to) know how toyapabilmek
(to) know (how)bilmek
(to) know / (to) be acquainted withbilmek / aşina olmak
(to) understandanlamak
(to) speak / (to) talkkonuşmak
(to) listen todinlemek
(to) hearduymak
(to) seegörmek
(to) feelhissetmek
(to) liveyaşamak
(to) wantistemek
(to) needihtiyacı olmak
(to) likesevmek
(to) lovesevmek / aşık olmak
(to) givevermek
(to) takealmak
(to) playoynamak
(to) laughgülmek
(to) comegelmek
(to) gogitmek
(to) go (by…)sürmek (gitmek)
(to) writeyazmak
(to) readokumak
(to) countsaymak
(to) pronouncetelafuz etmek
(to) spellhecelemek
(to) conjugateçekimlemek
(to) rememberhatırlamak
(to) forgetunutmak
(to) eatyemek
(to) trydenemek
(to) usekullanmak
(to) openaçmak
(to) closekapatmak
(to) greet / (to) welcomekarşılamak
(to) beginbaşlamak
(to) endbitmek
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