The 500 most common Verbs in ­čçę­čç¬ German

sein

(verb)

to be

werden

(verb)

will, to be going , forms the future tense

haben

(verb)

to have

k├Ânnen

(verb)

to be able , to have the possibility of, can.

m├╝ssen

(verb)

to have to , must, to be obliged , to need .

geben

(verb)

to give

sollen

(verb)

should, to be obligated , ought, shall

kommen

(verb)

to come, to arrive

machen

(verb)

to make, produce, create

gehen

(verb)

to go, to walk

sehen

(verb)

to see, to have sight

sagen

(verb)

to say

lassen

(verb)

to allow, to permit, to let

finden

(verb)

to find, to discover

stehen

(verb)

to stand

stellen

(verb)

to put, to place, to position such that it stands upright

nehmen

(verb)

to take

bleiben

(verb)

to remain

wissen

(verb)

to know, to be aware of

liegen

(verb)

to lie

zeigen

(verb)

to show, make see

d├╝rfen

(verb)

to be allowed , to be permitted , may

bringen

(verb)

to bring, to fetch, to take, to convey, to bear

tun

(verb)

To do .

halten

(verb)

to hold

f├╝hren

(verb)

to lead

m├Âgen

(verb)

to like

sprechen

(verb)

to speak

schreiben

(verb)

to write, to write out

setzen

(verb)

to set, to put

denken

(verb)

to think

gelten

(verb)

to be valid, to count, to hold true

erhalten

(verb)

to receive

hei├čen

(verb)

to have a name, to be named, to be called, but implying that one ÔÇťownsÔÇŁ this name, not necessarily that one goes by it

bestehen

(verb)

to succeed, to pass

geh├Âren

(verb)

to belong to, be the property of

beginnen

(verb)

to begin, to commence, to be started

bekommen

(verb)

to receive, to get

versuchen

(verb)

to try, attempt

scheinen

(verb)

to shine, to gleam

spielen

(verb)

) to play

fallen

(verb)

to fall, to drop

glauben

(verb)

to believe something

brauchen

(verb)

to need, to be in need of, to require

fragen

(verb)

to ask

erreichen

(verb)

to reach, to catch, to accomplish

leben

(verb)

to live, to be alive

erkl├Ąren

(verb)

to explain , to make clear

verstehen

(verb)

to understand

bieten

(verb)

to offer, to present

arbeiten

(verb)

to work

meinen

(verb)

to opine, to think, to believe, to suppose

fahren

(verb)

to go at speed

schaffen

(verb)

to create, to produce, to make, to cause, to establish

nennen

(verb)

to name

kennen

(verb)

to know, to be acquainted with, to be familiar with

suchen

(verb)

to search, to look for

erscheinen

(verb)

to appear

treffen

(verb)

to meet, to encounter

lesen

(verb)

to read

tragen

(verb)

to carry, to bear , to wear

entwickeln

(verb)

to develop, to gain

handeln

(verb)

to act, to take action

h├Âren

(verb)

to hear through the ear)

legen

(verb)

to lay, to put, to place, to position, so that it afterwards lies as opposed to being gesetzt, gestellt

entstehen

(verb)

to come into being, to arise, to be produced

laufen

(verb)

to walk, to jog, to run

folgen

(verb)

to follow

treten

(verb)

to step, to walk

erkennen

(verb)

to recognize, perceive

verlieren

(verb)

to lose

helfen

(verb)

to help , to assist, to aid

bedeuten

(verb)

to imply, to mean, to signify, to indicate, to spell, to betoken

ziehen

(verb)

to pull , to drag

lernen

(verb)

to learn

fordern

(verb)

to demand, ask

befinden

(verb)

to occupy a place, to be located, to be situated

enthalten

(verb)

to contain, comprise, include

erwarten

(verb)

to expect, to consider likely

gewinnen

(verb)

to win, to be victorious

nutzen

(verb)

to make use of, to deploy, to exploit, to harness, to take

schlie├čen

(verb)

to shut, to close, to shut down

sitzen

(verb)

to sit, to perch

bilden

(verb)

to form, to train

entscheiden

(verb)

) to decide, to make a decision

unterst├╝tzen

(verb)

to support, to assist, to help, to aid

f├╝hlen

(verb)

to feel

berichten

(verb)

to relate, to tell, to give an account of

├╝bernehmen

(verb)

to take over

├Ąndern

(verb)

to change, to alter

rufen

(verb)

to call out, to shout, to cry, to shriek

erfahren

(verb)

to find out, learn, to come to know

verwenden

(verb)

to use, to employ, to apply

steigen

(verb)

to ascend, to climb, to rise

dienen

(verb)

to serve in public office or the military

erz├Ąhlen

(verb)

to tell, to narrate, to recount

wirken

(verb)

to function, to be effective, to work

gelingen

(verb)

to turn out well, to work out, to go smoothly, to succeed, to come off

darstellen

(verb)

to depict, represent

ergeben

(verb)

to yield, produce

schlagen

(verb)

to beat, to hit, to knock, to strike, to punch, to hammer, to pound

verlassen

(verb)

to leave, to abandon, to depart, to forsake

bitten

(verb)

to ask, to beg, to plead, to request

bezeichnen

(verb)

to name , to call, to designate, to denote

w├Ąhlen

(verb)

to choose, to select

modern

(verb)

to rot, to molder

geschehen

(verb)

to occur, to happen

fehlen

(verb)

to lack

erinnern

(verb)

+ accusative) to remind

einsetzen

(verb)

to put in, set in, insert

betrachten

(verb)

to look at, to consider, to behold

warten

(verb)

to wait

erfolgen

(verb)

to happen, occur, take place

beschreiben

(verb)

to describe

kaufen

(verb)

to buy, to purchase

sterben

(verb)

to die

leisten

(verb)

to perform , to accomplish , to achieve

bestimmen

(verb)

to determine

aufnehmen

(verb)

to pick up, lift up

sorgen

(verb)

to take care of, to care for, to look after

erm├Âglichen

(verb)

to make possible

reichen

(verb)

to reach

verbinden

(verb)

to join, to combine, to connect

besitzen

(verb)

to own, to possess

reden

(verb)

to talk, to speak, to orate

vorstellen

(verb)

to introduce , to present

beziehen

(verb)

to refer, relate to

├Âffnen

(verb)

to open

schauen

(verb)

to look

antworten

(verb)

to answer, to reply

werfen

(verb)

to throw

l├Âsen

(verb)

to loose, to loosen, to detach, to remove

besch├Ąftigen

(verb)

to occupy, to keep occupied, to employ, to engage

hoffen

(verb)

to hope

entsprechen

(verb)

to correspond

erleben

(verb)

to experience

annehmen

(verb)

to assume, to suppose

betreffen

(verb)

to concern, to have to do with or affect a business of

verhindern

(verb)

to prevent, to inhibit

weisen

(verb)

to point

vergessen

(verb)

to forget

stimmen

(verb)

to be right, to be correct, to be proper, to be true

h├Ąngen

(verb)

to hang, to be suspended

richten

(verb)

+ accusative) to direct, to point

passieren

(verb)

to happen

benutzen

(verb)

to use

feststellen

(verb)

to determine, to ascertain, to establish, to find, to see

bekennen

(verb)

to confess, to admit

w├╝nschen

(verb)

to wish for, to make a wish for, to want, to desire

ver├Ąndern

(verb)

to alter, to change

freuen

(verb)

to gladden, to make glad, to make pleased

verlangen

(verb)

to ask for, demand

zeihen

(verb)

to accuse, to blame somebody

bewegen

(verb)

to motivate, to persuade, to prompt , to make , to induce, to get

anbieten

(verb)

to offer, to provide

erf├╝llen

(verb)

to fill

bauen

(verb)

to build, to construct

vertreten

(verb)

to represent

verkaufen

(verb)

to sell

wachsen

(verb)

to grow

best├Ątigen

(verb)

to confirm, corroborate

ansehen

(verb)

to look at, to have a look

f├Ârdern

(verb)

to further, to foster

teilen

(verb)

to split, to share

z├Ąhlen

(verb)

to count

rechnen

(verb)

to count, reckon, calculate, compute

erlauben

(verb)

to allow, to permit

behaupten

(verb)

to claim, maintain, assert

unterscheiden

(verb)

to distinguish, differentiate

planen

(verb)

to plan

interessieren

(verb)

to interest

durchf├╝hren

(verb)

to perform, to conduct

entdecken

(verb)

to discover, to spot, to learn for the first time

behandeln

(verb)

to treat

ver├Âffentlichen

(verb)

to publish

erh├Âhen

(verb)

to heighten, raise

wenden

(verb)

to turn something so as to cook or roast it from both sides

melden

(verb)

to report, to inform about

funktionieren

(verb)

to work, function

verf├╝gen

(verb)

to decree, to order

liefern

(verb)

to supply, provide

beteiligen

(verb)

to let someone take part in something

besuchen

(verb)

to visit, to see

beobachten

(verb)

to watch, to observe

zahlen

(verb)

to pay

lieben

(verb)

to love, to have a strong affection for

holen

(verb)

to get, to fetch

verschwinden

(verb)

to disappear, to vanish, to move out of view

beschlie├čen

(verb)

to conclude, end, to terminate

bezahlen

(verb)

to pay for

geraten

(verb)

to turn out, succeed

verfolgen

(verb)

to pursue, to follow, to hunt

empfehlen

(verb)

to propose, to advise in favor of

stecken

(verb)

to stick, to put, to insert, to pin

stattfinden

(verb)

to take place, to happen

sch├╝tzen

(verb)

to defend, to protect, to shelter, to guard

diskutieren

(verb)

to discuss

greifen

(verb)

to grab, to grasp, to grip

verbessern

(verb)

to improve , to enhance

dauern

(verb)

to last, to continue, to persist

reagieren

(verb)

+ accusative) to react, to respond

betonen

(verb)

to emphasize

informieren

(verb)

to inform, to update

gr├╝nden

(verb)

to build

organisieren

(verb)

to organize

ben├Âtigen

(verb)

to need, to require

k├Ąmpfen

(verb)

to fight, to struggle

passen

(verb)

to fit

starten

(verb)

to start

sichern

(verb)

to secure

wohnen

(verb)

to live, reside, dwell

verdienen

(verb)

to make money, to earn

brechen

(verb)

to break

leiden

(verb)

to suffer, to experience pain, sorrow, etc.

zwingen

(verb)

to force, to compel, to make

vermitteln

(verb)

to mediate

essen

(verb)

to eat

aufbauen

(verb)

to build, to construct, to erect

erheben

(verb)

to raise, lift

sto├čen

(verb)

to push, to shove, to thrust

erw├Ąhnen

(verb)

to mention

stammen

(verb)

to descend, to originate, to be derived

ausgehen

(verb)

to go out

kosten

(verb)

to cost

├Ąu├čern

(verb)

to utter, to say, to express

pr├Ąsentieren

(verb)

to present, to showcase

untersuchen

(verb)

to examine, investigate

merken

(verb)

to notice

existieren

(verb)

to exist

betragen

(verb)

to amount to, to be

anfangen

(verb)

to begin, to commence

bemerken

(verb)

to notice, to perceive

ber├╝cksichtigen

(verb)

to consider, regard, take into account or consideration

treiben

(verb)

to drive , to propel, to force

verzichten

(verb)

to give up, go without, live without, make do without, do without, formal: forgo, dispense with

fassen

(verb)

to gird, to surround, to confine into a form

erstellen

(verb)

to create

vermeiden

(verb)

to avoid

schicken

(verb)

to send

gelangen

(verb)

to get to a place

drehen

(verb)

to turn

betreiben

(verb)

to run, to operate

einstellen

(verb)

to hire

verpflichten

(verb)

to oblige somebody, make somebody promise

beweisen

(verb)

to prove

er├Âffnen

(verb)

to open

gestalten

(verb)

to form, to shape, to create

ersetzen

(verb)

) to replace, to substitute

klingen

(verb)

to ring, to clink

erweisen

(verb)

) to prove, to show

ausschlie├čen

(verb)

to exclude, to debar,

versprechen

(verb)

to promise

fangen

(verb)

to catch

herstellen

(verb)

to produce, manufacture

begr├╝nden

(verb)

to make an argument for something, to justify, to give a reason

lauten

(verb)

to read

enden

(verb)

to end

verbieten

(verb)

to forbid, prohibit

zerst├Âren

(verb)

to destroy, demolish, devastate, eliminate

├╝bertragen

(verb)

to transfer, transmit

pr├╝fen

(verb)

to examine

beitragen

(verb)

to contribute to

geb├Ąren

(verb)

to give birth, referring to labour, or to labour and pregnancy as a whole

verweisen

(verb)

to refer

t├Âten

(verb)

to kill

produzieren

(verb)

to produce

erzeugen

(verb)

to produce

dr├╝cken

(verb)

to press, to push

durchsetzen

(verb)

to establish, to enforce, to cause to become prevalent, accepted, or effective

ankommen

(verb)

to arrive

verletzen

(verb)

to hurt, to injure

schlafen

(verb)

to sleep

erzielen

(verb)

to achieve, to obtain, to attain, to reach, to arrive, to realize

kritisieren

(verb)

to criticize, to criticise

akzeptieren

(verb)

to accept, to approve, to take, to agree to

drohen

(verb)

to threaten

genie├čen

(verb)

to enjoy , to relish, to savor

beenden

(verb)

to finish, to complete, to end

umsetzen

(verb)

to implement, to realize

singen

(verb)

to sing

begleiten

(verb)

to accompany

definieren

(verb)

to define

vorbereiten

(verb)

to prepare

abschlie├čen

(verb)

to end, to finish or complete

aussehen

(verb)

to look, seem

belegen

(verb)

to cover

herrschen

(verb)

to rule, to reign, to have dominion

sammeln

(verb)

to gather, to assemble, to collect

eingehen

(verb)

to enter, to go inside

hinweisen

(verb)

to portend

sp├╝ren

(verb)

to sense, to detect, to perceive

fliegen

(verb)

to fly, to travel by air

reduzieren

(verb)

to reduce

vergleichen

(verb)

to compare

einf├╝hren

(verb)

to introduce, to begin

beschr├Ąnken

(verb)

to limit, to restrict

empfinden

(verb)

to feel, to sense, to perceive something through the sense organs.

teilnehmen

(verb)

to participate

ablehnen

(verb)

to decline, refuse, reject, turn down

bestellen

(verb)

to order

trinken

(verb)

to drink by mouth)

feiern

(verb)

to celebrate, to party, applicable from the most solemn to the most revelrous forms

heben

(verb)

to lift, to raise

konzentrieren

(verb)

to concentrate, focus

auftreten

(verb)

to occur, appear, arise

wahrnehmen

(verb)

to sense, to perceive, to apprehend, to notice

pr├Ągen

(verb)

to mint

anwenden

(verb)

to use, apply, utilize or deploy

wechseln

(verb)

to change, to exchange

lachen

(verb)

to laugh

retten

(verb)

+ dative) to save, to rescue

senden

(verb)

to broadcast, to transmit

festlegen

(verb)

to set, to determine

danken

(verb)

to thank

beantworten

(verb)

to answer

begreifen

(verb)

to grasp fully, to comprehend, to conceive, to fathom

beeinflussen

(verb)

to influence

verteilen

(verb)

to distribute

sinken

(verb)

to sink, to submerge, to set, to fall from the sky

laden

(verb)

to load e.g. into a container or onto a vehicle, to load up

beachten

(verb)

to note, notice, observe

trennen

(verb)

to separate, sever, part, disunite, uncouple, segregate, unjoin, disjoin

k├╝mmern

(verb)

to take care, to look after

├╝berzeugen

(verb)

to convince

warnen

(verb)

to warn, to caution, to admonish

behalten

(verb)

to keep

sch├Ątzen

(verb)

to estimate, to guess, to suppose, to assume

bem├╝hen

(verb)

to make an effort

begegnen

(verb)

to meet, to encounter, to come across

umfassen

(verb)

to encompass

verursachen

(verb)

to cause, to induce

├╝berpr├╝fen

(verb)

to check

achten

(verb)

to care about, to pay attention to

verbringen

(verb)

to spend, to pass

anerkennen

(verb)

to acknowledge

erfassen

(verb)

to grasp, grip

studieren

(verb)

to study at university or college level, to be a student

verhalten

(verb)

to behave

formulieren

(verb)

to frame, formulate

einrichten

(verb)

to establish

umgehen

(verb)

to avoid, bypass, to go around

gefallen

(verb)

to please, to appeal to

verbreiten

(verb)

to put about, spread, circulate, disseminate sth.

zitieren

(verb)

to cite, to quote

st├Âren

(verb)

to disturb, to interfere, to bother

vorsehen

(verb)

to look from behind something

begr├╝├čen

(verb)

to welcome

zeichnen

(verb)

to draw

ansprechen

(verb)

to speak to, to address

unternehmen

(verb)

to undertake

verfassen

(verb)

to write, to compose, to draft, to prepare

verurteilen

(verb)

to convict, condemn, sentence

anzeigen

(verb)

to display, to show

lehnen

(verb)

to lean

angeben

(verb)

to indicate, specify

vermuten

(verb)

to assume, suppose, presume, suspect, guess

erwerben

(verb)

to earn, gain, acquire

kontrollieren

(verb)

to control

zulassen

(verb)

to allow

erfordern

(verb)

to necessitate, to require

anlegen

(verb)

to create

springen

(verb)

to spring, to leap, to bounce

scheitern

(verb)

to fail, to conclude unsuccessfully

pflegen

(verb)

Providing care or service for someone/something.

ausf├╝hren

(verb)

to take out

aufgeben

(verb)

to give up on

├╝ben

(verb)

to practise, to drill, to train

f├╝rchten

(verb)

to fear

eintreten

(verb)

to enter, to come into

vornehmen

(verb)

to undertake

blicken

(verb)

to look