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 Estonian conversations.

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

Basic Words & Phrases: Verbs

Important verbs

(to) beolema
(to) haveomama
(to) do / (to) maketegema
can / (to) know how toteadma
(to) know (how)teadma
(to) know / (to) be acquainted withteadma
(to) understandaru saama
(to) speak / (to) talkrääkima
(to) listen tokuulama
(to) hearkuulma
(to) seenägema
(to) feeltundma
(to) liveelama
(to) wanttahtma
(to) needvajama
(to) likemeeldima
(to) lovearmastama
(to) giveandma
(to) takevõtma
(to) playmängima
(to) laughnaerma
(to) cometulema
(to) gominema
(to) go by […] (e.g. by car)sõitma
(to) writekirjutama
(to) readlugema
(to) countloendama
(to) pronouncehääldama
(to) spelltähthaaval ütlema
(to) conjugatepöörama
(to) remembermäletama
(to) forgetunustama
(to) eatsööma
(to) tryproovima
(to) usekasutama
(to) openavama
(to) closesulgema
(to) greet / (to) welcometervitama
(to) beginalustama
(to) endlõpetama

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