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Levantine Arabic Essential Verbs List

VerbTransliterationArabic

Arrivewiṣelوصل

Ask (a question)sa’alسأل

Ask (for something)ṭalabطلب

Be (used only in past or future)kānكان

Be able toqiderقدر

Becomeṣārصار

Beginballašبلّش

Break (something else)kasarكسر

Bringjābجاب

Buyištaraإشترى

Call (on the phone)ittasalاتّصل مع\في\ب

Choose (between abstract alternatives)iħtārاختار

Choose (between tangible things)naqqaنقّى

Closesakkarسكّر

Comeījaإجى

Diemātمات

Doʿimelعمل

Drinkširebشرب

Drivesāqساق

Eatakalأكل

Enterfātفات

Fallwiqeʿوقع

Findlaqaلقى

Forgetnasiنسي

Give‘aʿṭaاعطى

Gorāḥراح

Go downnazalنزل

Go upṭileʿطلع

Hearsimeʿسمع

Hopetamannaتمنى

Killqatalقتل

Knowʿirefعرف

Learntʿallamتعلم

Leave (to depart)rāḥراح

Look fordawwar ʿalaدوّر على

Loveḥabbحب

Openfataḥفتح

Paydafaʿدفع

Putḥattحط

Readqara’قرأ

Remembertazakkarتذكر

Return (from somewhere)rijeʿرجع

Sitqaʿadقعد

Standwaqqafوقََف

Stopwaqqafوقََف

Studydarasدرس

Takeaħazأخذ

Taste (something)dāqداق

Teachdarrasدرّس

Thinkfakkarفكّر

Try (to do something)jarrabجرَّب

Understandfihemفهم

Useistaħdamاستخدم

Visitzārزار

Waitistannaاستنى

Walkmišiمشى

Want—— not a verb (uses the word بدّ)

Watchtafarrajتفرج

Wear/put onlibesلبس

Workištaġalاشتغل

Writekatabكتب

All verbs are written in the past tense 3rd person as is standard in Arabic verb table - ex: He ate, he drank

 

For simplicity’s sake however, on the table they will just be written as drink, eat, etc.

 

Note: Arabic has many different ways of saying the same thing. The words included in this chart are those most often heard but many of them can be said in other ways.