German Verbs

Verbs are a key part of any language. Below you find a list of some of the most important German verbs to get started with. Together with other basic nouns and adjectives, this will quickly allow you to express basic things in German. For even more verbs, take a look at our learning resources for German at the end of the page.

EnglishGerman
to knowwissen (wusste, gewusst)
to thinkdenken (dachte, gedacht)
to comekommen (kam, gekommen)
to putlegen (legte, gelegt)
to takenehmen (nahm, genommen)
to findfinden (fand, gefunden)
to listenzuhören (hörte zu, zugehört)
to workarbeiten (arbeitete, gearbeitet)
to talksprechen (sprach, gesprochen)
to givegeben (gab, gegeben)
to likemögen (mochte, gemocht)
to helphelfen (half, geholfen)
to lovelieben (liebte, geliebt)
to waitwarten (wartete, gewartet)
to standstehen (stand, gestanden)
to sitsitzen (saß, gesessen)
to closeschließen (schloss, geschlossen)
to openöffnen (öffnete, geöffnet)
to loseverlieren (verlor, verloren)
to wingewinnen (gewann, gewonnen)
to diesterben (starb, gestorben)
to liveleben (lebte, gelebt)
to drinktrinken (trank, getrunken)
to eatessen (aß, gegessen)
to walkgehen (ging, gegangen)
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