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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
76 representar to represent
77 mandar to order (give an order), to send
78 andar to walk
79 asegurar to assure, secure, insure
80 matar to kill, slaughter
81 entregar to deliver, hand over
82 colocar to locate, place
83 guardar to guard, protect, to keep
84 iniciar to initiate, begin, start
85 bajar to lower, go down, descend, download
86 notar to note, notice, observe
87 actuar to act, perform, operate
88 acordar to decide, resolve, agree (on)
89 cortar to cut
90 lanzar to throw, hurl, cast, fling
91 aprovechar to take advantage of
92 apoyar to support, hold up, to back
93 negar to deny, refuse
94 avanzar to advance, move forward
95 costar to cost
96 aumentar to increase, add to, rise
97 abandonar to abandon, leave behind, desert, to quit, give up
98 obligar to oblige
99 aplicar to apply
100 expresar to express, voice, state