The 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.

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1 ser to be (essential/permanent quality)
2 haber to have (to do something, auxiliary verb)
3 estar to be (health, location, state)
4 tener to have
5 hacer to do, make
6 poder to be able, can
7 decir to say, tell
8 ir to go
9 ver to see
10 dar to give
11 saber to know (information)
12 querer to want, love
13 poner to put, place, set
14 parecer to seem, appear
15 seguir to follow, continue
16 encontrar to find, encounter
17 venir to come
18 pensar to think
19 salir to leave, go out
20 volver to return, go back
21 conocer to know (people, places)
22 sentir to feel, regret
23 contar to count, relate, tell
24 empezar to begin, start
25 escribir to write
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