Verbs in Estonian

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

Basic Estonian Verbs

to open in Estonianavama (avada)
to close in Estoniansulgema (sulgeda)
to sit in Estonianistuma (istuda)
to stand in Estonianseisma (seista)
to know in Estonianteadma (teada)
to think in Estonianmõtlema (mõtelda)
to win in Estonianvõitma (võita)
to lose in Estoniankaotama (kaotada)
to ask in Estonianküsima (küsida)
to answer in Estonianvastama (vastata)
to help in Estonianaitama (aidata)
to like in Estonianmeeldima (meeldida)
to kiss in Estoniansuudlema (suudelda)
to eat in Estoniansööma (süüa)
to drink in Estonianjooma (juua)

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Estonian Action Words

to take in Estonianvõtma (võtta)
to put in Estonianpanema (panna)
to find in Estonianleidma (leida)
to steal in Estonianvarastama (varastada)
to kill in Estoniantapma (tappa)
to fly in Estonianlendama (lennata)
to attack in Estonianründama (rünnata)
to defend in Estoniankaitsma (kaitsta)
to fall in Estoniankukkuma (kukkuda)
to choose in Estonianvalima (valida)
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Movements in Estonian

to run in Estonianjooksma (joosta)
to swim in Estonianujuma (ujuda)
to jump in Estonianhüppama (hüpata)
to pull in Estoniantõmbama (tõmmata)
to push in Estoniansuruma (suruda)
to throw in Estonianviskama (visata)
to crawl in Estonianroomama (roomata)
to fight in Estonianvõitlema (võidelda)
to catch in Estonianpüüdma (püüda)
to roll in Estonianveerema (veereda)

Estonian Business Verbs

to buy in Estonianostma (osta)
to pay in Estonianmaksma (maksta)
to sell in Estonianmüüma (müüa)
to study in Estonianõppima (õppida)
to call in Estonianhelistama (helistada)
to read in Estonianlugema (lugeda)
to write in Estoniankirjutama (kirjutada)
to calculate in Estonianarvutama (arvutada)
to measure in Estonianmõõtma (mõõta)
to earn in Estonianteenima (teenida)
to count in Estonianloendama (loendada)
to scan in Estonianskaneerima (skaneerida)
to print in Estonianprintima (printida)

Verbs in Estonian

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Estonian Vocabulary Books

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Learn Estonian - Quick / Easy / Efficient

This vocabulary book is a curated Estonian word frequency list with 2000 of the most common Estonian words and phrases. Following the Pareto principle (80/20 rule), this book is built to streamline the learning process by concentrating on the core words and sentence structures. The result is a unique book ideal for driven learners and language hackers.
Estonian Vocabulary Book

Estonian Vocabulary Book

This Estonian vocabulary book contains more than 3000 words and phrases and is organized by topic to make it easier for you to pick what to learn first. It is well suited for learners of all levels who are looking for an extensive resource to improve their vocabulary or are interested in learning vocabularies in one particular area of interest.

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