Verbal nouns are really verbs, in the sense that they have the same types of prefixes and suffixes as verbs. However, verbal nouns function like nouns—they name people, places, things, qualities, events, etc. For example, the verbal noun hagęhjih literally means he is an old man. In this sense, it is like a verb or a sentence. However, hagęhjih can also just mean an old man.
There are five main types of verbal nouns:
verbs that describe human beings