Most Common Irregular Verbs in Spanish

Many of the most common verbs in Spanish are irregular meaning you have to learn the verb forms individually. In fact the 13 most common verbs are ALL irregular. The list below is ordered by frequency of use.

No.SpanishEnglish
1 serto be (essential/permanent quality)
2 estarto be (health, location, state)
3 tenerto have
4 hacerto do, make
5 poderto be able, can
6 decirto say, tell
7 irto go
8 verto see
9 darto give
10 saberto know (information)
11 quererto want, love
12 llegarto arrive, come, reach
13 ponerto put, place, set
14 parecerto seem, appear
15 creerto believe
16 seguirto follow, continue
17 encontrarto find, encounter
18 venirto come
19 pensarto think
20 salirto leave, go out
21 volverto return, go back
22 conocerto know (people, places)
23 sentirto feel, regret
24 contarto count, relate, tell
25 empezarto begin, start
26 buscarto search for, look for
27 escribirto write
28 perderto lose
29 producirto produce
30 entenderto understand
31 pedirto request, ask for
32 recordarto remember, remind
33 aparecerto appear, show up
34 conseguirto get, obtain
35 comenzarto begin, start, commence
36 servirto serve
37 sacarto take out, stick out
38 mantenerto maintain, get
39 leerto read
40 caerto fall
41 abrirto open
42 oírto hear
43 convertirto convert, change
44 traerto bring, to get, fetch, to carry
45 morirto die
46 realizarto achieve, attain, accomplish
47 suponerto suppose
48 explicarto explain
49 tocarto touch, to play (an instrument)
50 reconocerto recognize
51 alcanzarto reach, catch up
52 nacerto be born
53 dirigirto direct
54 utilizarto use, utilize
55 pagarto pay, pay for
56 jugarto play (a game or sport)
57 ofrecerto offer
58 descubrirto discover
59 repetirto repeat
60 valerto be worth
61 mostrarto show
62 moverto move
63 continuarto continue
64 referirto refer (to)
65 acercarto bring near
66 dedicarto dedicate
67 cerrarto close, shut
68 obtenerto obtain, get
69 indicarto indicate
70 solerto be accustomed to
71 detenerto stop, to hold up, delay, to arrest, detain
72 elegirto elect, choose
73 proponerto propose
74 demostrarto demonstrate, show
75 significarto signify, mean
76 reunirto gather, meet, collect
77 construirto build, construct
78 desaparecerto disappear
79 andarto walk
80 preferirto prefer
81 crecerto grow (up)
82 surgirto arise, emerge, spring up, come out
83 entregarto deliver, hand over
84 colocarto locate, place
85 establecerto establish
86 actuarto act, perform, operate
87 acordarto decide, resolve, agree (on)
88 romperto break
89 adquirirto obtain, acquire, buy
90 lanzarto throw, hurl, cast, fling
91 negarto deny, refuse
92 avanzarto advance, move forward
93 resolverto solve, to resolve, to settle (a debt, matter)
94 costarto cost
95 exigirto demand, require
96 recogerto pick up
97 imponerto impose, enforce
98 obligarto oblige
99 aplicarto apply
100 pertenecerto belong, pertain

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