The Most Important Verbs in Chinese

The heart of every language lies in its verbs. If you can correctly recognize and form verbs, you have already mastered the most important aspect of grammar.
To immediately start expressing a lot in Chinese, you only need five verbs in the beginning.
These are:
  1. to have
  2. to be
  3. to go
  4. can
  5. to do
Learn these five Chinese verbs in the present tense in all six conjugated forms by heart: I go, you go, he/she/it goes, we go, you (plural) go, they go.
Also learn the past and future forms of the verbs to have, to be, to go, and to do.
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to have
有 yǒu
I have
我有 wǒ yǒu
you have
你有 nǐ yǒu
he has
他 有 tā yǒu
we have
我们 有 wǒmen yǒu
you have
你们 有 nǐmen yǒu
they have
他们 有 tāmen yǒu
to be
是 shì
I am
我 是 wǒ shì
you are
你 是 nǐ shì
he is
他 是 tā shì
we are
我们 是 wǒmen shì
you are
你们 是 nǐmen shì
they are
他们 是 tāmen shì
to go
去 qù
I go
我去 wǒ qù
you go
你去 nǐ qù
he goes
他去 tā qù
we go
我们 去 wǒmen qù
you go
你们 去 nǐmen qù
they go
他们 去 tāmen qù
会 huì
I can
我会 wǒ huì
you can
你会 nǐ huì
he can
他会 tā huì
we can
我们 会 wǒmen huì
you can
你们 会 nǐmen huì
they can
他们 会 tāmen huì
you can (formal)
您 会 nín huì
to do
做 zuò
I do
我做 wǒ zuò
you do
你做 nǐ zuò
he does
他做 tā zuò
we do
我们 做 wǒmen zuò
you do
你们 做 nǐmen zuò
they do
他们 做 tāmen zuò
I had
我曾有 wǒ céng yǒu
you had
你曾有 nǐ céng yǒu
he had
他曾有 tā céng yǒu
we had
我们曾有 wǒmen céng yǒu
they had
他们曾有 tāmen céng yǒu
I was
我曾是 wǒ céng shì
you were
你曾是 nǐ céng shì
he was
他曾是 tā céng shì
we were
我们曾是 wǒmen céng shì
you were
你们曾是 nǐmen céng shì
I went
我曾去 wǒ céng qù
you went
你曾去 nǐ céng qù
he went
他曾去 tā céng qù
we went
我们曾去 wǒmen céng qù
you went
你们曾去 nǐmen céng qù
they went
他们曾去 tāmen céng qù
you did
你曾做 nǐ céng zuò
he did
他曾做 tā céng zuò
we did
我们曾做 wǒmen céng zuò
you did
你们曾做 nǐmen céng zuò
they did
他们曾做 tāmen céng zuò
I will have
我将有 wǒ jiāng yǒu
you will have
你将有 nǐ jiāng yǒu
he will have
他将有 tā jiāng yǒu
we will have
我们将有 wǒmen jiāng yǒu
you will have
你们将有 nǐmen jiāng yǒu
they will have
他们将有 tāmen jiāng yǒu
I will be
我将是 wǒ jiāng shì
you will be
你将是 nǐ jiāng shì
he will be
他将是 tā jiāng shì
we will be
我们将是 wǒmen jiāng shì
you will be
你们将是 nǐmen jiāng shì
they will be
他们将是 tāmen jiāng shì
I will go
我将去 wǒ jiāng qù
you will go
你将去 nǐ jiāng qù
he will go
他将去 tā jiāng qù
we will go
我们将去 wǒmen jiāng qù
you will go
你们将去 nǐmen jiāng qù
they will go
他们将去 tāmen jiāng qù
I will do
我将做 wǒ jiāng zuò
you will do
你将做 nǐ jiāng zuò
he will do
他将做 tā jiāng zuò
we will do
我们将做 wǒmen jiāng zuò
you will do
你们将做 nǐmen jiāng zuò
they will do
他们将做 tāmen jiāng zuò
Is there ... ?
有...? yǒu...?
May I ... ?
我可以吗?Wǒ kěyǐ ma?
I need ...
我需要... Wǒ xūyào...
Where is ... ?
...在哪里?zài nǎlǐ? ODER ...在哪儿?zài nǎr?
What is ... ?
这是什么? Zhè shì shénme? (=Was ist das?)
How much is ... ?
... 多少钱? ... duōshao qián?
I would like to have ...
我想要... Wǒ xiǎng yào...
Can you ... ?
你能...? nǐ néng...?
Can you (formal) ... ?
您能... ?nín néng?

The verb forms will also be taught to you in the language course from Sprachenlernen24 right in the first few days with the help of a verb trainer, as they are essential in any language.
If you learn just 100 words in addition to these verbs at the beginning, you can already have basic conversations after only about three hours of study time.
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