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.

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No. Verb English
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 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
51 permitir to permit, allow
52 aparecer to appear, show up
53 conseguir to get, obtain
54 comenzar to begin, start, commence
55 servir to serve
56 sacar to take out, stick out
57 necesitar to need, require
58 mantener to maintain, get
59 resultar to turn out (to be)
60 leer to read
61 caer to fall
62 cambiar to change
63 presentar to introduce
64 crear to create, to make
65 abrir to open
66 considerar to consider
67 oír to hear
68 acabar to finish, end
69 convertir to convert, change
70 ganar to win, gain, earn, get, acquire
71 formar to form, shape, fashion, make
72 traer to bring, to get, fetch, to carry
73 partir to divide, to leave
74 morir to die
75 aceptar to accept, approve, to agree to
76 realizar to achieve, attain, accomplish
77 suponer to suppose
78 comprender to understand, comprehend
79 lograr to get, obtain, to achieve, attain
80 explicar to explain
81 preguntar to ask, inquire
82 tocar to touch, to play (an instrument)
83 reconocer to recognize
84 estudiar to study
85 alcanzar to reach, catch up
86 nacer to be born
87 dirigir to direct
88 correr to run
89 utilizar to use, utilize
90 pagar to pay, pay for
91 ayudar to help
92 gustar to please, be pleasing
93 jugar to play (a game or sport)
94 escuchar to listen, hear
95 cumplir to fulfil, carry out
96 ofrecer to offer
97 descubrir to discover
98 levantar to raise, to lift
99 intentar to try, attempt
100 usar to use