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.

No.SpanishEnglish
1 Play sound ser to be (essential/permanent quality)
2 Play sound estar to be (health, location, state)
3 Play sound tener to have
4 Play sound hacer to do, make
5 Play sound poder to be able, can
6 Play sound decir to say, tell
7 Play sound ir to go
8 Play sound ver to see
9 Play sound dar to give
10 Play sound saber to know (information)
11 Play sound querer to want, love
12 Play sound llegar to arrive, come, reach
13 Play sound pasar to pass, to pass on, to spend (time), to happen
14 Play sound deber to owe, must, should, ought to
15 Play sound poner to put, place, set
16 Play sound parecer to seem, appear
17 Play sound quedar to stay, remain
18 Play sound creer to believe
19 Play sound hablar to speak
20 Play sound llevar to carry, bring
21 Play sound dejar to leave, abandon, to let, allow
22 Play sound seguir to follow, continue
23 Play sound encontrar to find, encounter
24 Play sound llamar to call, to name
25 Play sound venir to come
26 Play sound pensar to think
27 Play sound salir to leave, go out
28 Play sound volver to return, go back
29 Play sound tomar to take, drink
30 Play sound conocer to know (people, places)
31 Play sound vivir to live
32 Play sound sentir to feel, regret
33 Play sound tratar to treat, handle
34 Play sound mirar to watch, look at
35 Play sound contar to count, relate, tell
36 Play sound empezar to begin, start
37 Play sound esperar to hope
38 Play sound buscar to search for, look for
39 Play sound existir to exist
40 Play sound entrar to enter, go in, come in
41 Play sound trabajar to work
42 Play sound escribir to write
43 Play sound perder to lose
44 Play sound producir to produce
45 Play sound ocurrir to occur, happen
46 Play sound entender to understand
47 Play sound pedir to request, ask for
48 Play sound recibir to receive, to welcome, greet
49 Play sound recordar to remember, remind
50 Play sound terminar to finish, end

See verbs 51-100

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