Common arabic verbs

30 common Arabic verbs for beginners

Learning common Arabic verbs is crucial in the early stages of learning. Without knowing them, it is impossible to communicate in an understandable way.

Learn basic Arabic verbs useful for beginners. Today you are going to learn verbs such as: to do, to go, to eat, to sleep and many more.

You can check how well you know the basic Arabic verbs by taking our quick quiz at the end of this lesson.

Common arabic verbs

Common Arabic Verbs

Below you will find a table with 30 common Arabic verbs for beginners. There is no infinitive in Arabic, so the following verbs are past tense for he; to do – he did, to write – he wrote, to go – he went etc.

If you don’t know the Arabic alphabet yet check our post Arabic alphabet – All you need to know to write in Arabic

See also: basic Arabic adjectives for beginners.

EnglishArabic
to doفَعَلَ
fa3ala
to writeكَتَبَ
kataba
to workعَمِلَ
3amila
to goذَهَبَ
dhahaba
to eatأَكَلَ
akala
to learnتَعَلَّمَ
ta3allama
to studyدَرَسَ
darasa
to understandفَهِمَ
fahima
to readقَرَأَ
qara’a
to speakتَكَلَّمَ
takallama
to askسَأَلَ
sa’ala
to seeرَأَى
ra’aa
to takeأَخَذَ
akhadha
to comeجاءَ
jaa’
to drinkشَرِبَ
shariba
to knowعَرَفَ
3arafa
to findوَجَدَ
wajada
to hearسَمِعَ
sami3a
to giveأَعْطَى
a3Taa
to openفَتَحَ
fataHa
to stopوَقَفَ
waqafa
to playلَعِبَ
la3iba
to enterدَخَلَ
dakhala
to wantأَرادَ
araada
to arriveوَصَلَ
waSala
to beكانَ
kaana
to walk مَشَى
mashaa
to sitجَلَسَ
jalasa
to cookطَبَخَ
Tabakha
to rememberتَذَكَّرَ
tadhakkara

Arabic Verbs Quiz

Common Arabic verbs Quiz for beginners

Check how well you know basic, common Arabic verbs such as to give, to sleep, to walk etc. 

! Remember, that the following verbs are in past tense for ‘he

Let’s get started!

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