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The Most Essential Spanish AR Verbs

All Spanish verbs in their infinitive form end in -ar, -er, or -ir. The ending will affect how the verb is conjugated.

-ar verbs are the most common verb type in Spanish, so you’ll encounter them a lot.

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To form AR verbs in the present form you remove the -ar and add the following endings depending on who is performing the verb's action.

Conjugate AR Verbs in the Present Tense

Add this ending hablar / to speak
yo -o hablo
-as hablas
él/ella/Ud. -a habla
nosotros -amos hablamos
vosotros -áis habláis
ellos/ellas/Uds. -an hablan

See how to conjugate other tenses.

The top 100 Spanish AR verbs you should know

Here are the 100 most common verbs in Spanish ending in -ar, listed in order of frequency of use. Use them to optimize your learning by starting with the most important verbs.

Click each verb to view the conjugations in different forms and tenses, and for quizzes to test your knowledge.

Irregular verbs are in red

No. Spanish English
26 resultar to turn out (to be)
27 cambiar to change
28 presentar to introduce
29 crear to create, to make
30 considerar to consider
31 acabar to finish, end
32 ganar to win, gain, earn, get, acquire
33 formar to form, shape, fashion, make
34 aceptar to accept, approve, to agree to
35 realizar to achieve, attain, accomplish
36 lograr to get, obtain, to achieve, attain
37 explicar to explain
38 preguntar to ask, inquire
39 tocar to touch, to play (an instrument)
40 estudiar to study
41 alcanzar to reach, catch up
42 utilizar to use, utilize
43 pagar to pay, pay for
44 ayudar to help
45 gustar to please, be pleasing
46 jugar to play (a game or sport)
47 escuchar to listen, hear
48 levantar to raise, to lift
49 intentar to try, attempt
50 usar to use