Basic Arabic Verbs

Basic Arabic Verbs 2017-07-03T14:21:46+00:00

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 Arabic conversations.

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

Basic Words & Phrases: Verbs

Important verbs

EnglishArabicArabic
(Romanization)
Pronunciation
(Audio)
(to) be
كان
kan
(to) have
امتلك
emtalaka
(to) do / (to) make
فعل
صنع
fa'ala
sana'a

can / (to) know how to
استطاع
عرف كيف
estata'a
arifa kayfa

(to) know (how)
عرف (كيف)
arifa (kayfa)
(to) know / (to) be acquainted with
عرف
أحاط علمًا بـ […]
arifa
ahata 'elman bi […]

(to) understand
فهم
fahima
(to) speak / (to) talk
تحدث
تكلم
tahadatha
takalama

(to) listen to
إستمع إلي
istami'a ila
(to) hear
سمع
sami'a
(to) see
رأى
ra'a
(to) feel
شعر
sha'ara
(to) live
عاش
حييَ
aasha
hayeya

(to) want
أراد
arada
(to) need
احتاج
ehtaja
(to) like
أحب
أعجب بـ...
ahabba
o'jaba bi…

(to) love
أحب
عشق
ahabba
ashika

(to) give
أعطى
a'ata
(to) take
أخذ
akhadza
(to) play
لعب
la'eba
(to) laugh
ضحك
dahika
(to) come
جاء
حضر
ja'a
hadara

(to) go
ذهب
dzahaba
(to) go by […] (e.g. by car)
اِستقل […]
estaqal […]
(to) write
كتب
kataba
(to) read
قرأ
qara'a
(to) count
عد
adda
(to) pronounce
نطق
nataqa
(to) spell
تهجى
تهجأ
tahaja
tahaja'a

(to) conjugate
صرف الأفعال
sarfa al af'al
(to) remember
تذكر
tadzakara
(to) forget
نسى
naseya
(to) eat
أكل
akala
(to) try
حاول
haawala
(to) use
استعمل
استخدم
esta'amala
estakhdama

(to) open
فتح
fataha
(to) close
غلق
قفل
ghalaka
qafala

(to) greet / (to) welcome
حيا
رحب
hay-ya
rahaba

(to) begin
بدأ
bada'a
(to) end
أنهى
anha

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