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 Bosnian conversations.

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

Basic Words & Phrases: Verbs

Important verbs

EnglishBosnianPronunciation
(Audio)
(to) be
biti
(to) have
imati
(to) do / (to) make
raditi
praviti

can / (to) know how to
moći
znati

(to) know (how)
znati (kako)
(to) know / (to) be acquainted with
znati
poznavati

(to) understand
razumjeti
(to) speak / (to) talk
pričati
govoriti

(to) listen to
slušati
(to) hear
čuti
(to) see
vidjeti
(to) feel
osjetiti
(to) live
živjeti
(to) want
htjeti
željeti

(to) need
trebati
(to) like
sviđati se
(to) love
voljeti
(to) give
dati
davati

(to) take
uzeti
uzimati

(to) play
igrati (se)
svirati

(to) laugh
smijati se
(to) come
doći
stići

(to) go
ići
(to) go by […] (e.g. by car)
putovati
(to) write
pisati
(to) read
čitati
(to) count
brojati
(to) pronounce
izgovoriti
(to) spell
spelovati
(to) conjugate
konjugirati
(to) remember
sjetiti se
zapamtiti

(to) forget
zaboraviti
(to) eat
jesti
(to) try
pokušati
probati

(to) use
koristiti
upotrijebiti

(to) open
otvoriti
(to) close
zatvoriti
(to) greet / (to) welcome
pozdraviti
poželjeti dobrodošlicu

(to) begin
početi
(to) end
završiti

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