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.

No.SpanishEnglish
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 poner to put, place, set
14 parecer to seem, appear
15 creer to believe
16 seguir to follow, continue
17 encontrar to find, encounter
18 venir to come
19 pensar to think
20 salir to leave, go out
21 volver to return, go back
22 conocer to know (people, places)
23 sentir to feel, regret
24 contar to count, relate, tell
25 empezar to begin, start