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 Ukrainian conversations.

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

Basic Words & Phrases: Verbs

Important verbs

EnglishUkrainianUkrainian
(Romanization)
Ukrainian
(Stress)
(to) beбутиbutybuty
(to) haveматиmatymaty
(to) do / (to) makeробитиrobytyrobyty
can / (to) know how toмогтиmohtymohty
(to) know (how)знати (як)znaty (iak)znaty (iak)
(to) know / (to) be acquainted withзнайомитисяznaĭomytysiaznaĭomytysia
(to) understandрозумітиrozumityrozumity
(to) speak / (to) talkговоритиhovorytyhovoryty
(to) listen toслухатиslukhatyslukhaty
(to) hearчутиchutychuty
(to) seeбачитиbachytybachyty
(to) feelвідчуватиvidchuvatyvidchuvaty
(to) liveжитиzhytyzhyty
(to) wantхотітиkhotitykhotity
(to) needпотребуватиpotrebuvatypotrebuvaty
(to) likeподобатисьpodobatys'podobatys'
(to) loveлюбитиliubytyliubyty
(to) giveдаватиdavatydavaty
(to) takeбратиbratybraty
(to) playгратиhratyhraty
(to) laughсміятисьsmiiatys'smiiatys'
(to) comeприходитиprykhodytyprykhodyty
(to) goітиityity
(to) go (by…)проходитиprokhodytyprokhodyty
(to) writeписатиpysatypysaty
(to) readчитатиchytatychytaty
(to) countлічитиlichytylichyty
(to) pronounceвимовлятиvymovliatyvymovliaty
(to) spellвимовлятиvymovliatyvymovliaty
(to) conjugateвідмінюватиvidminiuvatyvidminiuvaty
(to) rememberпам'ятатиpam'iatatypam'iataty
(to) forgetзабуватиzabuvatyzabuvaty
(to) eatїстиïstyïsty
(to) tryпробуватиprobuvatyprobuvaty
(to) useвикористовуватиvykorystovuvatyvykorystovuvaty
(to) openвідкриватиvidkryvatuvidkryvaty
(to) closeзакриватиzakryvatyzakryvaty
(to) greet / (to) welcomeвітатиvitatyvitaty
(to) beginпочинатиpochynatypochynaty
(to) endкінчатисьkinchatys'kinchatys'
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