Spanish Verbs

Published on February 22, 2023 | Updated on February 28, 2023

As one of the most fundamental elements of the Spanish language, verbs are essential to communicating effectively in Spanish.

Spanish verbs have a variety of forms, tenses, and conjugations that can make them seem daunting at first, but with practice, they can become second nature.

In this post, we will explore the basics of Spanish verbs, including how to conjugate them, the different tenses and moods they can take, and some common irregularities.

Whether you are a beginner just starting to learn Spanish or an advanced learner looking to refine your skills, this post will provide you with a solid foundation for understanding Spanish verbs.

Tips for Learning Spanish Verbs

Here are three tips to help you learn Spanish verbs:

  • Use flashcards: Flashcards are a great tool for memorizing vocabulary, including verbs. Create flashcards with the infinitive form of the verb on one side and the conjugated forms on the other. Practice using the flashcards until you can conjugate the verbs without looking at the answers
  • Learn common verb phrases: In addition to individual verbs, there are many common verb phrases in Spanish that you will encounter frequently.
  • Use verbs in context: To truly master Spanish verbs, you need to practice using them in context. Read Spanish books, watch Spanish movies, and listen to Spanish music to expose yourself to different verb tenses and moods. Try to use the verbs you learn in your own writing and conversation to reinforce your knowledge.

List of Spanish Verbs

Here is a table of the 30 most common Spanish verbs, along with their English translations:

Spanish VerbEnglish Translation
Serto be
Estarto be
Tenerto have
Hacerto do/make
Decirto say/tell
Irto go
Verto see
Quererto want
Amarto love
Poderto be able/can
Venirto come
Pensarto think
Salirto go out/leave
Conocerto know
Darto give
Hablarto speak/talk
Llevarto carry
Usarto wear
Dejarto let
Sentirto feel
Vivirto live
Trabajarto work
Comerto eat
Tomarto take
Beberto drink
Jugarto play
Empezarto begin/start
Acabarto finish/end


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