Polish Verbs

This page contains a table including the following: Polish/ Polski Verbs and tenses. Try to memorize the way they're used because they're very important in communication, and might be very helpful to convey your most important expressions. Make sure to check our Learn Polish page, which contains several lessons that might help you in your learning process.

Polish Verbs


A verb in Polish is just like English used as a word that represents an action or a state of being. (go, strike, travel, and exist are examples of verbs). A verb is the essential part of the predicate of a sentence. The grammatical forms of verbs include number, person, and tense.
Polish verbs change quite a bit when used with different subjects. E.g. In English you have:

  • I do (and) We do
  • You do (and) You do
  • He/She/It does (and) They do

There is only one modification of the verb in the third singular form, in Polish much more changes occur:

  • I robię (and) We robimy
  • You robisz (and) You robicie
  • He/She/It robi (and) They robią
Quite a lot of dynamic, isn’t it? But as always don’t worry… you can learn this.

    

English Verbs Polish Verbs
 
my friend travels with his wifeMój przyjaciel podróżuje ze swoją żoną
my friends travel with their friendsMoi przyjaciele podrózują ze swoimi przyjaciółmi
I traveled with my friendsPodróżowałem ze swoimi przyjaciółmi
She will travel with her friendsOna będzie podróżować ze swoimi przyjaciółmi
I have to feed my catMuszę nakarmić kota
Do you speak Spanish?Czy mówisz po hiszpańsku?

As you can see, the table above shows the Polish verbs in the present tense, the past tense, and the future tense, and also as a question (interrogative form).

Present Tense in Polish


The present tense in Polish is the form of the verb that may be used to express: action at the present, a state of being; an occurrence in the (very) near future; or an action that occurred in the past and continues up to the present. Here is an example:

    

English Polish Present Tense
 
I speakJa mówię
You speakTy mówisz
He speaksOn mówi
She speaksOna mówi
It speaksOno mówi
We speakMy mówimy
They speakOni mówią

Past Tense in Polish


The past tense in Polish is a verb tense expressing action, activity, state or being in the past of the current moment (in an absolute tense system), or prior to some other event, whether that is past, present, or future (in a relative tense system). Here is an example:

English Polish Past Tense
 
I traveledJa podróżowałem
You traveledTy podróżowałeś
He traveledOn podróżował
She traveledOna podróżowała
It traveledOno podróżowało
We traveledMy podróżowaliśmy
They traveledOni podróżowali

Future Tense in Polish


In Polish, the future tense is a verb form that marks the event described by the verb as not having happened yet, but expected to happen in the future (in an absolute tense term), or to happen subsequent to some other event, whether that is past, present, or future (in a relative tense term). Here is an example:

English Polish Future Tense
 
I traveledJa pójdę
You traveledTy pójdziesz
He traveledOn pójdzie
She traveledOna pójdzie
It traveledTo pójdzie
We traveledMy pójdziemy
They traveledOni pójdą

Below is a Polish verbs list for your vocabulary training, try to memorize the verbs below, because they’re very important and used daily.

    

Vocaublary Polish Verbs
 
ArrivePrzybywać
AskPytać
BeByć
BecomeStawać się
BeginZaczynać
BreakPrzerywać
BringPrzynosić
BuildBudować
BurnPalić
BuyKupować
CallDzwonić
ChooseWybierać
CleanCzyścić
CloseZamykać
ComePrzyjść
CutCiąć
DanceTańczyć
DoRobić
DreamŚnić
DrinkPić
EatJeść
FallUpadać
FindZnaleźć
ForgetZapomnieć
GetDostać
GoIść
HearSłyszeć
HelpPomagać
KissCałować
KnowWiedzieć
LaughŚmiać się
LearnUczyć się
LikeLubić
LiveMieszkać
LookPatrzeć
LoveKochać
MakeRobić
MeanMieć na myśli
MeetSpotykać
NeedPotrzebować
OpenOtwierać
PlayGrać
PushNaciskać
ReadCzytać
RememberPamiętać
ReturnWracać
RunBiegać
SayPowiedzieć
SeeWidzieć
SellSprzedawać
SendWysyłać
SitSiedzieć
SleepSpać
SpeakMówić
TakeBrać
TalkMówić
TeachUczyć
TellMówić
ThinkMyśleć
UnderstandRozumieć
WaitCzekać
WantChcieć
WorkPracować

I hope the content of this page was useful to you, and that you learned some Polish Verbs such as present tense, past tense, and future tense..., try to memorize them to be able to use them in your daily conversation. Make sure to check our Learn Polish page, which contains several lessons that might help you in your learning process.