Common Levantine Arabic verbs

50 Levantine Arabic Verbs for beginners

Learn Levantine Arabic verbs with our list of 50 most common verbs used in daily life.

Today you will learn how to say; buy, make, work, sleep and many other most common verbs in Levantine Arabic. The list includes pronunciation of each Arabic word.

Levantine Arabic verbs

It is important to note, that Levantine Arabic is a broad term and includes many dialects. Pronunciation may vary a bit from city to city, but the pronunciation shown below can be considered a standard that will be understood throughout the region.

Under the list of verbs you will find a quiz to test your knowledge.

If you want to improve your Levantine Arabic speaking and listening skills check our suggestions of Arabic series in this dialect.

Levantine Arabic Verbs List

Important: Note that there is no infinitive in Arabic, so the following table contains Arabic past tense and present tense for he. For example: to ask – he asked (سَأَل) , he asks (بِسْأَل).

If you are not familiar with the conjugation check our conjugation tables for particular verbs.

EnglishArabic
he (past tense)
Arabic
he (present tense)
to have
*pseudo-verb
كانْ عِنْدُه
kaan 3indo
عِنْدُه
3indo
to askسَأَل
sa’al
بِسْأَل
bis’al
to do/ makeعِمِل
3imil or

سَوَّى
sawwa
بِعْمِل
bi3mil

بِسَوّي 
bisawwi
to work اِشْتَغَل
ishtaghal
بِشْتْغِل 
bishtghil
to getأَخَد
akhad
بْيَاخُد 
byaakhod
to goراح
raaH
بِروح
biruuH
to seeشاف
shaaf
بِشوف
bishuuf
to hear/ listenسِمِع
simi3
بِسْمَع
bisma3
to speak/ say / tellحَكَى
Hakaa
بِحْكي
biHki
to say/ talkقال
qaal
بِقول
biquul
to knowعِرِف
3irif
بِعْرَف
bi3raf
to like/ loveحَبّ
Habb
بِحِبّ
biHibb
to wantبِدُّه
biddo
كانْ بِدُّه
kaan biddo
to needاِحْتاج
iHtaaj
بِحْتاج
biHtaaj
to understandفِهِم
fihim
بِفْهَم
bifham
to thinkفَكَّر
fakkar
بِفَكِّر
bifakkir
to drinkشِرِب
shirib
بِشْرَب
bishrab
to eatأَكَل
akal
بِياكُل
byaakul
to sleepنام
naam
بِنام
binaam
to cookطَبَخ
Tabakh
بُطْبُخ
boTbokh
to openفَتَح
fataH
بِفْتَح
biftaH
to cleanنَظَّف
naDHDHaf
بِنَظِّف
binaDHDHif
to closeسَكَّر
sakkar
بِسَكِّر
bisakkir
to learnتْعَلَّم
ta3allam
بِتْعَلَّم
bit3allam
to teachعَلَّم
3allam
بِعَلِّم
bi3allim
to studyدَرَس
daras
بِدْرُس
bidros
to writeكَتَب
katab
بِكْتُب
biktob
to readقَرأ
qara’
بِقْرَأ
biqra’
to sendبَعَت
ba3at
بِبْعَت
bib3at
to buyاِشْتَرَى
ishtaraa
بِشْتِرِي
bishtrii
to sellباع
baa3
بِبِيع 
bibii3
to payدَفَع
dafa3
بِدْفَع
bidfa3
to startبَدأ
bada’ or

بَلَّش
ballash
بِبْدأ
bibda’

بِبَلِّش
biballish
to finishخَلَص
khalaS
بِخلَص 
bikhlaS
to travelسَافَر
saafar
بِسافِر
bisaafir
to visitزار
zaar
بِزور
bizuur
to driveساق
saaq
بِسوق
bisuuq
to putحَطّ
HaTT
بِحُطّ
biHoTT
to feelحَسّ
Hass
بِحِسّ
biHiss
to comeإجى
ijaa
بيجي
biijii
to giveأَعْطى
a3Taa
بِيَعْطي
biya3Tii
to waitاِسْتَنَّى
istannaa
بِسْتَنَّى
bistannaa
to rememberتْذَكَّر
tdhakkar
بِتْذَكَّر
bitdhakkar
to remain/ stayضَلّ
Dall
بِضَلّ
biDall
to let/ allowخَلّى
khallaa
بِخَلّي
bikhallii
to asked for /requestطَلَب
Talab
بِطْلُب
biTlob
to answer/ reply/ respondرَدّ
radd
بِرُدّ 
birodd
to forgetنِسِي
nisii
بِنْسَى
binsaa
to playلِعِب
li3ib
بِلْعَب
bil3ab
to arriveوِصِل
wiSil
بوصَل
buuSal
to becomeصار
Saar
بِصير
biSiir

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Levantine Arabic Verbs

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