100 Most Common Spanish Verbs

This is a good place for beginners to find the most common Spanish verbs to learn. The order of the list is an approximation based on a variety of sources.

For more verbs, all with full conjugations, see the full list of Spanish verbs

Irregular verbs are in red.

1 ser to be (essential/permanent quality)
2 estar to be (health, location, state)
3 tener to have
4 hacer to do, make
5 poder to be able, can
6 decir to say, tell
7 ir to go
8 ver to see
9 dar to give
10 saber to know (information)
11 querer to want, love
12 llegar to arrive, come, reach
13 pasar to pass, to pass on, to spend (time), to happen
14 deber to owe, must, should, ought to
15 poner to put, place, set
16 parecer to seem, appear
17 quedar to stay, remain
18 creer to believe
19 hablar to speak
20 llevar to carry, bring
21 dejar to leave, abandon, to let, allow
22 seguir to follow, continue
23 encontrar to find, encounter
24 llamar to call, to name
25 venir to come
26 pensar to think
27 salir to leave, go out
28 volver to return, go back
29 tomar to take, drink
30 conocer to know (people, places)
31 vivir to live
32 sentir to feel, regret
33 tratar to treat, handle
34 mirar to watch, look at
35 contar to count, relate, tell
36 empezar to begin, start
37 esperar to hope
38 buscar to search for, look for
39 existir to exist
40 entrar to enter, go in, come in
41 trabajar to work
42 escribir to write
43 perder to lose
44 producir to produce
45 ocurrir to occur, happen
46 entender to understand
47 pedir to request, ask for
48 recibir to receive, to welcome, greet
49 recordar to remember, remind
50 terminar to finish, end

See verbs 51-100

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