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Index of German Verbs

Verb-Lexikon • An Alphabetical List

Conjugating German Verbs

This alphabetical index lists over 500 common German verbs, some with a complete conjugation in all tenses. For more about conjugating German verbs see our main German Verbs page, the German Verb Conjugator, and the Verbs & Conjugation grammar page.

SYMBOL KEY: D = Dative verb, M = Modal verb, .s = sich Reflexive verb, S = Strong verb (irregular verb), C = Stem-changing verb (in pres. tense), an|fangen = Verb with separable prefix

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German Verbs
Alphabetical List
Part 1 (A-K) | Part 2 (L-Z)
A-D E-G H-K

A

achten to pay attention to, respect
an|erkennen S to recognize, acknowledge
an|fangen C/S to begin
   See Verb prefixes (an-, aus- )
angeln to fish, angle
an|kommen S to arrive
ändern to change, alter
an|greifen S to attack
an|haben S to have on, wear
an|nehmen S to accept; assume
an|rufen S to call up (tel)
antworten D to answer
s. an|ziehen S to get dressed
arbeiten to work
ärgern to annoy, irritate
atmen to breathe
auf|fallen S to stand out, attract attention
aus|kommen S to come out, have enough of, make do, get along with
aus|machen - 10 meanings!
aus|stellen to exhibit
s. aus|ziehen to undress

B

backen S to bake
baden to bathe, swim
bauen to build
beben to quake, tremble
bedeuten to mean
s. bedienen to serve oneself
befehlen S to command
s. befinden S to be, find oneself
befreien to set free
begegnen D to meet
beginnen S to begin
begleiten to accompany
behalten S to keep
beissen S to bite
bekommen S to get, receive
beleben to enliven, cheer
beleidigen to insult
bellen to bark
belohnen to reward
bergen S to recover, salvage
berichten to report
bersten S to burst
besitzen S to own
bestellen to order
besuchen to visit
beten to pray
betrügen S to deceive, cheat
bewegen to move
bezahlen to pay
biegen S to bend
bieten to offer, bid
binden S to tie
bitten S to request, ask for
blasen C/S to blow
bleiben S to stay
blicken to look, glance
blitzen to flash
blühen to bloom
bluten to bleed
braten C/S to fry, roast
brauchen to need
brauen to brew
brausen to shower; roar
brechen C/S to break
brennen S to burn
bringen S to bring
brüllen to roar, shout
bürsten to brush

D

darf See dürfen
dämmen to dam, check, curb
dämmern to dawn, fall (dusk); doze
dampfen to steam
dämpfen to muffle, damp
danken D to thank
dar|stellen to show, portray
dämmen to dam, check, curb
dauern to last, endure
decken to cover, set (table)
dehnen to stretch
demonstrieren to demonstrate
denken S to think
deuten to point, indicate
dichten to caulk; write poetry
dienen to serve
dringen S to urge, pierce
drucken to print
drücken to push, press; oppress
ducken to stoop, duck; humble
dürfen to be permitted, allow
dürsten to thirst, be thirsty
 

E

ehren to honor
ein|atmen to breathe in
ein|bauen to install, put in
s. ein|bilden to imagine, get the idea
empfangen C/S to receive
empfehlen C/S to recommend
empfinden to feel, sense
entbehren to do without; lack, miss
   See Verb prefixes (emp-, ent- )
entdecken to discover
entfernen to remove
entführen to abduct, kidnap
entgegenen to reply, retort
enthalten C/S to contain
entkommen to escape, get away
entschuldigen to excuse, apologize
erfinden to invent
erhalten C/S to obtain, receive, preserve
s. erinnern to remember
s. erkälten to catch a cold
erklären to explain, declare
erlöschen to be extinguished, dim
errichten to erect, establish
erschöpfen to exhaust, drain
erschrecken S to be frightened
ersticken to choke, smother
erwägen to consider, ponder
erwähnen to mention
erzählen to tell, recount, relate
essen S to eat

German Verb Conjugator

F

fahren S to travel, drive
fallen S to fall
fällen to cut down
falten to fold
fangen S to catch, capture
fassen to grasp, seize, conceive
fechten to fence, fight
feststellen to ascertain, establish
finden S to find
flicken to patch, repair
fliegen S to fly
fliehen S to flee, avoid
fließen S to flow, run
fluchen to curse, swear
fluten to flood, overflow
folgen D to follow
fragen to ask
fressen C/S to eat, feed, devour
s. freuen to be glad, rejoice
frieren S to freeze, feel cold
frühstücken to eat breakfast
fühlen to feel, perceive
führen to lead
füllen to fill
fürchten to fear

G

gähnen to yawn
gären to ferment
gebären to give birth to
geben C/S to give
gebrauchen to use
gedeihen S to thrive, prosper
gefallen C/S to be pleasing, like
gehen S to go
gelingen S to succeed
gelten S to be valid
genesen to recover, convalesce
s. genieren to feel embarrassed/awkward
genießen S to enjoy
geraten to get into, fall into
geschehen C/S to happen
gewinnen S to win, gain
s. gewöhnen to get used to, accustomed to
gießen S to pour, cast
glänzen to glitter, shine
glauben to believe
gleichen S to be like, resemble
gleiten to glide
glotzen to gape, stare
glühen to glow
graben S to dig
greifen S to grasp, grab, seize
grollen to be angry, grumble
grüßen to greet
gucken to look, peep
 

H

haben S to have
halten C/S to hold, stop, keep
hämmern to hammer, pound
handeln to act, trade, deal
hängen to hang
hassen to hate
hauen to hit, hew
heben S to lift, raise
heiraten to marry
heißen S to be named
heilen to heal
heizen to heat
helfen C/S to help
heraus|bekommen S to get out; find out, figure out
heraus|fordern to challenge
hetzen to rush about, incite
heulen to howl, bawl
hindern to hamper, impede
hoffen to hope
hören to hear
hüpfen to hop, jump
husten to cough

I

identifizieren to identify
immatrikulieren to register (univ)
impfen to vaccinate, inoculate
imponieren to impress, make an impression
importieren to import
informieren to inform
s. interessieren to be interested (in)
irren to wander, stray; be mistaken
irritieren to confuse; irritate
isolieren to insulate; isolate

J

jagen to hunt; chase, drive
jammern to wail, moan, yammer
jauchzen to rejoice, cheer
jaulen to howl
jobben to work, have a job
jodeln to yodel
joggen to jog
jucken to itch
justieren to adjust, justify (type

K

kämmen to comb
kämpfen to fight, struggle
kauen to chew
kaufen to buy
kehren to turn; sweep
kennen S to know, be familiar with
kennenlernen to get to know, become acquainted with
klagen to lament, complain
kleben to paste, stick
klingen S to ring, sound
klopfen to knock, beat
kneifen S to pinch, squeeze, crimp
knüpfen to tie, knot, fasten
kochen to cook, boil, seethe
kommen S to come
können M to be able, can
kosten to cost
kotzen to vomit, puke
krächzen to caw, croak
kratzen to scratch, scrape, claw
kriechen S to crawl, creep
kriegen to get, obtain
kühlen to cool, refresh
kürzen to shorten, abbreviate

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