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
51 reconocer to recognize
52 alcanzar to reach, catch up
53 nacer to be born
54 dirigir to direct
55 utilizar to use, utilize
56 pagar to pay, pay for
57 jugar to play (a game or sport)
58 ofrecer to offer
59 descubrir to discover
60 repetir to repeat
61 valer to be worth
62 mostrar to show
63 mover to move
64 continuar to continue
65 referir to refer (to)
66 acercar to bring near
67 dedicar to dedicate
68 cerrar to close, shut
69 obtener to obtain, get
70 indicar to indicate
71 soler to be accustomed to
72 detener to stop, to hold up, delay, to arrest, detain
73 elegir to elect, choose
74 proponer to propose
75 demostrar to demonstrate, show