Do you know German well? Check it out now! Here is a list of the 180 most important, basic German verbs.

Without them, it will be difficult for you to communicate in everyday speech. Start exploring the list, highlighting verbs that you weren’t familiar with before. Learn 10-20 verbs every day until you are fluent in all the verbs on the list.

A

1. anziehen — put on (clothing)
2. ausziehen — take off (clothing)
3. antworten — reply, answer
4. arbeiten — to work
5. atmen – to breathe
6. ärgern sich – to rage
7. aussehen – to look

B

8. backen – to bake
9. baden – to bathe
10. basteln – tinker
11. bauen – to build
12. bedeuten – to mean
13. bekommen – to get
14. besuchen – to visit
15. bewundern – to admire
16. bilden – to form
17. besichtigen – to view
18.beginnen – to start
19. befinden sich – to be located
20. bitten – to ask
21. bleiben – to stay
22. bringen – to bring
23. brauchen – to need
24. beschäftigen sich – to deal with

D

25. dauern – to last
26. decken – to cover
27. denken – to think
28. dürfen – to be allowed to
29. danken – to thank
30. einladen – to invite

E

31. entschuldigen – to apologize
32. entwickeln – to develop
33. erzählen – to tell
34. empfehlen – to recommend
35. essen – to eat
36. erfahren – to recognize
37. erfinden – to invent
38. erinnern – to remember
39. erreichen – to reach
40. erholen sich – to relax

F

41. fall – to fall
42. fahren – to go
43. finden – to find
44. fliegen – to fly
45. fehlen – to be absent
46. ​​feiern – to celebrate
47. fressen – to eat (like an animal)
48. fern sehen – to watch TV
49. fragen – to ask
50. freuen sich – to rejoice
51. führen – to lead
52. füttern – to feed
53. fühlen sich – to feel
54. frieren – to freeze

G

55. geben – to give
56. gehen – to go
57. gibt es – to have
58. gefallen – to like
59. gießen – to pour
60. gehören – to belong
61. grüßen – to welcome
62. gebären – to be born
63. glauben – to believe
64. gratulieren – to congratulate
65. gründen – to establish

H

66. haben – to have
67. halten – to stop
68. heilen – to heal
69. heißen – to call
70. helfen – to help
71. hören – to listen
72. hängen – to hang

I

73. irren sich – to be wrong

K

74. kaufen – to buy
75. kleiden – to dress
76. küssen – to kiss
77. kämmen sich – to comb your hair
78. kennen – to know
79. kennenlernen – to get acquainted
80. klettern – to climb
81. kommen – to come
82. können – to be able to
83. kosten – to cost

L

84. lachen – to laugh
85. laufen – to run
86. leben – to live
87. legen – to put
88. lernen – to learn
89. lesen – to read
90. lieben – to love
91. liegen – to lie
92. lassen – to leave
93. lüften – to ventilate

M

94. machen, tun – to do
95. meinen – to believe
96. malen – to draw
97. mögen – to love, to like, to feel the location
98. müssen – to be obliged, to be forced

N

99. nehmen – to take
100. nennen – to call
101. nutzen – to use
102. nähen – to sew

P

103. pflanzen – to plant
104. pflücken – to tear
105. putzen – to clean
106. pflegen – to care

R

107. rauchen – to smoke
108. rechnen – to decide
109. reisen – to travel
110. rodeln – to sledge
111. rufen – to shout
112. raten – to advise
113. retten – to save
114. reden – to talk

S

115. sagen – to speak
116. scheinen – to shine
117. schenken – to give
118. schicken – to send
119. schmücken – to decorate
120. schreiben – to write
121. schwimmen – to swim
122. sehen – to see, look
123. sein – to be
124. singen – to sing
125. sitzen – to sit
126. sollen – to be supposed to
127. sorgen – to take care
128. sparen – to save
129. spielen – to play
130. springen – to jump
131. stehen – to stand
132. spazieren – to walk
133. schießen – to shoot
134. schlafen – to sleep
135. schaffen – to create
136. suchen – to seek
137. sammeln – to collect
138. studieren – to study at the university
139. sprechen – to talk
140. schützen – to guard
141. stricken – to knit
142. sterben – to die
143. schätzen – to value
144. streiten sich – to quarrel

T

145. tanzen – to dance
146. tragen – to wear
147. trinken – to drink
148. träumen – to dream
149. treiben Sport – to go in for sports
150. treffen sich – to meet
151. tadeln – to scold
152. turnen – to do gymnastics
153. teilnehmen – to participate
154 . trainieren – to train

U (Ü)

155. übersetzen – to translate

V

156. verkaufen – to sell
157. vorbereiten – to prepare
158. vergessen – to forget
159. verbringen – to carry
160. verstehen – to understand
161. vorstellen – to represent
162. verdienen – to earn
163. vertrauen – to trust
164. verschmutzen – to pollute

W

165. waschen – to wash
166. weinen – to cry
167. werden – to become
168. wiederholen – to repeat
169. wissen – to know
170. wohnen – to live
171. wollen – to want
172. wünschen – to wish
173. wandern – to travel
174. wählen – to choose
175. wachsen – to grow
176. warten – to wait

Z

177. zählen – to count
178. zeigen – to show
179. zahlen – to pay
180. zerstören – to destroy

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