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 Polish conversations.

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

Basic Words & Phrases: Verbs

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Important verbs

EnglishPolishPronunciation
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(to) be
być
(to) have
mieć
(to) do / (to) make
robić
can / (to) know how to
umieć
(to) know (how)
wiedzieć
(to) know / (to) be acquainted with
znać
(to) understand
rozumieć
(to) speak / (to) talk
mówić
(to) listen to
słuchać
(to) hear
słyszeć
(to) see
widzieć
(to) feel
czuć
(to) live
żyć
(to) want
chcieć
(to) need
potrzebować
(to) like
lubić
(to) love
kochać
(to) give
dawać
(to) take
brać
(to) play
grać
(to) laugh
śmiać się
(to) come
przychodzić
(to) go
iść
chodzić

(to) go by […] (e.g. by car)
jechać
jeździć

(to) write
pisać
(to) read
czytać
(to) count
liczyć
policzyć

(to) pronounce
wymawiać
(to) spell
przeliterować
(to) conjugate
koniugować
(to) remember
pamiętać
(to) forget
zapomnieć
(to) eat
jeść
(to) try
próbować
(to) use
używać
korzystać

(to) open
otwierać
(to) close
zamykać
(to) greet / (to) welcome
witać
(to) begin
zaczynać się
(to) end
kończyć się

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