Perfect and Imperfect Verbs Table

Here’s a list of vidski par with 

  • infinitive form of Imperfect verb – Nedovršni glagol
  • infinitive form of Perfect verb – Dovršni glagol

For easier learning, I’ve put the Imperfect on the left and the Perfect on the right with their respective translation.

IMPERFECT – Nedovršni glagol PERFECT – Dovršni glagol
barvati (to paint) pobarvati (to paint)
brati (to read) prebrati (to read, to read through)
čakati (to wait) počakati (to wait)
čutiti (to feel) začutiti (to feel)
dajati (to give) dati (to give)
delati (to do, to work) narediti (to do, to make)
dobivati (to get many times) dobiti (to get)
dodajati (to add) dodati (to add)
dohitevati (to be catching up) dohiteti (to catch up)
dolivati (to add liquid by pouring) doliti (to add liquid by pouring liquid)
dopuščati (to allow) dopustiti (to allow)
dosegati (to reach) doseči (to reach)
dovoljevati (to allow) dovoliti (to allow)
doživljati (to experience) doživeti (to experience)
dvigati (to lift, to raise) dvigniti (to lift, to raise)
gledati (to watch) / videti videti / pogledati (to see / to look at)
govoriti (to speak) reči /povedati (to say / to tell)
hoditi (to walk) shoditi (to start to walk)
iskati (to look for, to search) poiskati (to look up)
izgubljati (to lose) izgubiti (to lose)
izrezovati (to cut out) izrezati (to cut out)
jemati (to take) vzeti (to take)
jesti (to eat) pojesti (to eat up)
kupovati (to buy, to purchase) kupiti (to buy, to purchase)
kuriti (to heat) zakuriti (to heat)
metati (to throw) vreči (to throw)
nagibati (to incline) nagniti (to incline)
najemati (to hire) najeti (to hire)
namigovati (to allude) namigniti (to allude)
nakupovati (to buy) nakupiti (to buy)
nositi (to carry), nesti (to carry)  
obiskovati (to attend, to visit) obiskati (to visit)
objavljati (to publish) objaviti (to publish)
oblačiti (to dress) obleči (to dress up)
obljubljati (to promise) obljubiti (to promise)
odgovarjati (to answer) odgovoriti (to answer)
odhajati (to be leaving) oditi (to do, to leave)
odkupovati (to buy off) odkupiti (to buy off)
odločati se (to decide) odločiti se (to decide)
odpirati (to open) odpreti (to open)
odpuščati (to forgive) odpustiti (to forgive)
opazovati (to observe) opaziti (to notice)
padati (to fall) pasti (to fall)
peči (to bake, to roast) speči (to bake)
pihati (to blow) pihniti (to blow)
pikati (to sting) pičiti (to sting)
pisati (to write) napisati (to write down)
plačevati (to be paying) plačati (to pay)
početi (to do) storiti (to do)
podirati (to pull down) podreti (to pull down)
podpisovati (to sign) podpisati (to sign)
pogovarjati se (to talk) pogovoriti se (to talk)
ponavljati (to repeat many times) ponoviti (to repeat)
ponujati (to offer) ponuditi (to offer)
posojati (to lend) posoditi (to lend)
postajati (to become) postati (to become)
potapljati (to sink) potopiti (to sink)
povzročati (to be causing) povzročiti (to cause)
prebujati se (to awaken) prebuditi se (to awaken)
prebadati (to pierce) prebosti, predreti (to pierce)
prejemati (to receive) prejeti (to receive)
preoblačiti (to change clothes) preobleči (to change clothes)
prepletati (to weave) preplesti (to weave)
prepovedovati (to forbid) prepovedati (to forbid)
prevajati (to translate) prevesti (to translate)
preverjati (to check, to verify) preveriti (to check, to verify)
prihajati (to arrive, to come) priti (to come)
pričakovati (to expect) pričakati (to expect)
pripravljati (to prepare) pripraviti (to prepare)
pritoževati se (to complain) pritožiti se (to complain)
prodajati (to sell) prodati (to sell)
razkrivati (to reveal) razkriti (to reveal)
razstavljati (to exhibit) razstaviti (to exhibit)
raztezati se (to stretch) raztegniti se (to stretch)
rediti (to fatten) zrediti (to fatten)
reševati (to solve, to rescue) rešiti (to solve to rescue)
segati (to reach to) seči (to reach)
skakati (to jump) skočiti (to jump)
sklepati (to conclude) skleniti (to conclude)
slačiti (to undress) sleči (to undress)
spati (to sleep) zaspati (to fall asleep)
spominjati (se) (to remember) spomniti (se) (to remember, to remind)
spraševati se (to ask) vprašati se (to ask)
starati se (to age) postarati se (to age)
svariti (to warn) posvariti (to warn)
udarjati (to strike) udariti (to strike)
ugašati (to turn off) ugasniti (to turn off)
ugotavljati (to ascertain) ugotoviti (to ascertain)
umikati (to withdraw) umakniti (to withdraw)
umivati (to wash) umiti (to wash)
vabiti (to invite) povabiti (to invite)
varovati (to protect) zavarovati (to protect)
večati (to increase) povečati (to increase)
vračati (to return) vrniti (to return)
vstajati (to rise) vstati (to rise, to stand up)
začenjati (to start, to begin) začeti (to start, to begin)
zamujati (to be late) zamuditi (to miss, to be late)
zapirati (to close, to shut) zapreti (to close, to shut)
zaposlovati (to employ) zaposliti (to employ)
zavijati (to wrap, to turn) zaviti (to wrap, to turn)
zbujati (to rouse, to wake) zbuditi (to wake)
zreti (to look at) ozreti se (to look at)

There is obviously more “pairs”. If there are verbs you would want to inquiry about, leave me a comment or a message and I will try my best to add them. 

Please note that some verbs are only perfect or imperfect, while others are perfect and imperfect.

2 thoughts on “Perfect and Imperfect Verbs Table

  1. Hi! I have an essay in linguistics and I have to compare the verb “to investigate” with his translations in slovenian but I don’t know how and what to do… Can you help me please?


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