Verbs in Igbo

Welcome back! So today we will be looking at Verbs in Igbo.

Something that you should know is that Igbo has two types of verbs. One type of verb which I will refer to as the Standard Verbs, and the second type which is the infinitive form.

Because of this, it will make the long list of verbs twice as long, so I’m going to show you the most relevant verb form that will help you learn conversational Igbo.

The verb list consists of over 100 verbs in Igbo, it might seem like a lot now but don’t worry, there’s a software I will show you that will help you to learn lots of the verbs in a short space of time, I will reveal it at the end of the verb list.

So without further ado here are the verbs in Igbo.

Igbo Verbs

VerbInfinitive Form
To giveÍnyē
To takeÍwè/Íwèrè
To goỊ́gā
To comeỊ́bịā
To readỊ́gụ
To writeÍdē
To seeỊ́hụ
To washỊ́sā
To eatÍrī
To drinkỊ́ṅụ
To cookÍsī
To knowỊ́mā
To speakÍkwū
To workỊ́rụ
To thinkÍchè
To driveỊ́nyà
To searchỊ́chọ
To kickỊ́gbā
To liveÍbī
To buyỊ́zụ/Ígō
To sellÍrē
To stopỊ́kwụsị
To waitÍchē
To startÍbīdō
To hearỊ́nụ
To cryÍbē ákwá
To askỊ́jụ
To listenÍgè
To fallỊ́dà
To catchÍjìdè
To prayÍkpē èkpéré
To singỊ́gụ égwú
To fightỊ́lụ̀ ọ̀gụ̀
To quarrelÍsè ókwú
To growÍtō
To borrowÍbìtè
To lendÍbìnyè
To keepÍdōbē
To sendÍzìgà
To showÍgōsī
To swimÍgwù ḿmírī
To begỊ́rịọ
To callỊ́kpọ
To lookÍlē
To stealÍzū
To receiveỊ́nātā
To removeÍwēpù
To worshipÍfè
To praiseÍtò
To beatỊ́kụ
To cutÍgbūbì
To payỊ́kwụ
To explainỊ́kọwā
To tellỊ́gwā
To greetÍkèlè
To breakỊ́gbàjì
To study/learnỊ́mụ̀
To chewỊ́tā
To swallowÍlō
To closeÍmēchī
To openÍmēpē
To holdÍjìgìdè
To hideÍzō
To lickÍhīchā
To mixỊ́gwākọtā
To peelÍkpèchà
To poundỊ́sụ
To excreteỊ́nyụ (ǹsị́)
To urinateỊ́nyụ (mámịrị)
To combỊ́bọ (ísí)
To barberỊ́kpụ (ísí)
To plaitỊ́kpà (ísí)
To sweepỊ́zà
To cleanÍhīchā
To dress/wearÍyì
To rubÍtē
To flyÍfē
To runỊ́gbā ọ́sọ́
To walkỊ́gā íjè
To danceỊ́gbā égwú
To likeỊ́māsị
To loveỊ́hụ n’ányá
To killÍgbū
To buryÍlì
To burnÍrē (ọ́kụ́)
To agreeÍkwē
To refuseỊ́jụ
To carryÍbū
To doÍmē
To fryÍghē
To roastỊ́hụ (n’ọ́kụ́)
To boilÍghū (n’ọ́kụ́)
To sleepỊ́rāhụ ụ́rá
To wakeÍtētā
To swellÍkò
To packÍkpō
To spoilÍmēbì
To decayÍrē úré
To smellÍsì ísì
To pressỊ́pị̀
To suckỊ́mị̀
To blowỊ́fụ̀
To riseÍbìlì

Finally you’ve gotten to the end of the list, so here it is!

The special software that you can use to learn lots of words at a time is called Anki.

Anki Website https://apps.ankiweb.net/

If you’re looking for more Igbo lessons, make sure to check out our Igbo lessons list

Ka ọ dị!