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. Spanish English
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 llegar to arrive, come, reach
14 poner to put, place, set
15 parecer to seem, appear
16 creer to believe
17 seguir to follow, continue
18 encontrar to find, encounter
19 venir to come
20 pensar to think
21 salir to leave, go out
22 volver to return, go back
23 conocer to know (people, places)
24 sentir to feel, regret
25 contar to count, relate, tell