50 Common Arabic Regular Verbs

Common Arabic verbs are listed below. These verbs are regular because their root form does not change while adding suffixes or prefixes to them. Based on the letters they are composed of, verbs الأَفْعَال in Arabic are classified into regular and irregular. The regular are the verbs that do not include a weak letter (i.e. ا, و, or ي). When conjugated into the various verb forms, they do not violate the prescribed rules.

Common Arabic Verbs

The table below includes fifty common regular verbs. A possible completion / complement follows each verb to form a phrasal verb. The form of all these verbs is perfective مَاضِي with the third person masculine singular, that is هُوَ. Hence, جَلَسَ عَلَى الكُرْسِي, for example, literally translates as ‘he sat on the chair’; أكَل تُفَّاحَةً ‘he ate an apple’; خَلَعَ القَمِيْص ‘he took off the shirt’; and so forth.

Also, note that every verb in the list always ends in fatHah, and that this form is the basic form the Arabic verb, i.e. the root.

اِتَّصَلَ بِـ (صَدِيْقَهِ) called his friend

أَخَذَ (الكِتَاب) took the book

اِسْتَمَعَ إِلَى (الرَّادِيُو) listen to the radio

أَغْلَقَ (البَاب) closed the door

أَكَلَ (تُفَّاحَةً) ate an apple

اِنْتَظَرَ لـ (البَاص) waited for the bus

بَدَأ (الدَّرْسَ) started the lesson

تَكَلَّمَ مَعِي spoke with me

حَمَلَ (شَنْطَتُهُ) carried his bag

جَلَسَ عَلَى (الكُرْسِي) sat on (the chair

خَرَجَ مِنَ (البِيْت) went outside the house

خَلَعَ (القَمِيْص) took off the shirt

دَخَلَ (الغُرْفَة) entered the room

دَرَسَ (الرِّيَاضِيَّات) studied math

ذَهَبَ إِلَى (السُّوق) went to the market

رَبَطَ الحِذَاء tied the shoes

رَجِعَ إِلَى (البَيْت) returned home

رَفَضَ (الفِكْرَة) rejected the idea

رَقَدَ فِي (فِنْدُق) slept in a hotel

رَقَصَ مَعَ (صِدِيْقَتِه) danced with his girlfriend

سَاعَدَ (زَمِيْلَهُ) helped his classmate

سَافَرَ إِلَى (القَرْيَة) travel to the countryside

سَبَحَ فِي (البَحْر) swam in the sea

سَقَطَ مِنْ (السَمَاء) fell from the sky

سَكَنَ فِي (شَقَّة) lived in a flat

سَمِعَ (الخَبَر) heard the news

شَاهَدَ (التِّلْفَاز) watched the TV

شَرِبَ (العَصِيْر) drank the juice

شَرَحَ (الدَّرْس) explained the lesson

شَكَرَ (النَّادِل) thanked the waiter

صَعَدَ إِلَى (الطَّائِرَة) got on the plane

صَوَّرَ (الَحَفْلَة) filmed the party

ضَحِكَ عَلَى (صَدِيْقِهِ) laughed at his friend

طَبَخَ (العَشَاء) cooked the dinner

عَرَفَ (الإِجَابَة) knew the answer

عَطَسَ مِنْ (الفِلْفِل)  sneezed due to the pepper

عَمِلَ فِي (شَرِكَة) worked in a company

فَتَحَ (البَاب) opened the door

فَطَرَ (بَيْضًا) ate eggs for breakfast

فَقَدَ (المُفْتَاح) lost the key

قَابَل (المُدِيْر) met the boss

قَرَأَ (القُرْآن) read the Quran

قَطَعَ (الطَّمَاطِم) cut the tomatoes

قَطَعَ (الشَّارِع) crossed the street

قَفَزَ مِنْ (السَّيَّارَة) jumped from the car

كَتَبَ (الوَاجِب) wrote the homework

لَبَسَ (القَمِيْص) wore the shirt

لَعِبَ (كُرَة قَدَم) played football

نَزَلَ مِنَ (البَاص) got off the bus

نَظَّفَ (غُرْفَتَهُ) cleaned his room

دَفعَ الحِسَاب payed the bill

In the next post, we learn how to conjugate these verbs with nouns and other pronouns in the perfective form الفِعْل المَاضِي to create meaningful sentences.

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