Verbs in Afrikaans

Verbs are a key part of any language. The Afrikaans verbs list below will help you learn common Afrikaans verbs in no time. Together with other basic nouns and adjectives, this will quickly allow you to express basic things in Afrikaans. For even more Afrikaans verbs, take a look at our learning resources for Afrikaans at the end of the page.
Basic Afrikaans Verbs
Afrikaans Action Words
Movements in Afrikaans
Afrikaans Business Verbs

Basic Afrikaans Verbs

to openoopmaak (oopmakende, oopgemaak)
to closetoemaak (toemakende, toegemaak)
to sitsit (sittende, gesit)
to standstaan (staande, gestaan)
to knowweet (wetende, geweet)
to thinkdink (denkende, gedink)
to winwen (wennende, gewen)
to loseverloor (verlorende, verloor)
to askvra (vraende, gevra)
to answerantwoord (antwoorde, geantwoord)
to helphelp (helpende, gehelp)
to likevan te hou (houende van, gehou van)
to kisssoen (soenende, gesoen)
to eateet (etende, geëet)
to drinkdrink (drinkende, gedrink)

Afrikaans Action Words

to takeneem (nemende, geneem)
to putsit (sittende, gesit)
to findvind (vindende, gevind)
to stealsteel (stelende, gesteel)
to killdood te maak (doodmakende, dood gemaak)
to flyvlieg (vlieënde, gevlieg)
to attackaan te val (aanvallende, aangeval)
to defendverdedig (verdedigende, geverdedig)
to fallval (vallende, geval)
to choosekies (kiesende, gekies)

Movements in Afrikaans

to runhardloop (hardlopende, gehardloop)
to swimswem (swemmende, geswem)
to jumpspring (springende, gespring)
to pulltrek (trekkende, getrek)
to pushstoot (stotende, gestoot)
to throwgooi (gooiende, gegooi)
to crawlkruip (kruipende, gekruip)
to fightveg (vegtende, geveg)
to catchvang (vangende, gevang)
to rollrol (rollende, gerol)

Afrikaans Business Verbs

to buykoop (kopende, gekoop)
to paybetaal (betalende, betaal)
to sellverkoop (verkopende, verkoop)
to studystudeer (studerende, gestudeer)
to callbel (belende, gebel)
to readlees (lesende, gelees)
to writeskryf (skrywende, geskryf)
to calculatebereken (berekende, bereken)
to measuremeet (metende, gemeet)
to earnverdien (verdienende, verdien)
to counttel (tellende, getel)
to scanskandeer (skanderende, geskandeer)
to printdruk (drukkende, gedruk)

Verbs in Afrikaans

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Learn Afrikaans - Quick / Easy / Efficient

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