Ultimate List: The 45 Most Common Spanish Verbs (2023)

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In a separate post about the10 key principles for learning Spanish,we mentioned the 80/20 rule (or Pareto’s Principle, as it’s known) and how you can apply it to learning Spanish.

In you never heard of the 80/20 rule, the idea is that 80% of the results come from 20% of the inputs.

In the context of learning Spanish, you could say that 20% of Spanish verbs are used 80% of the time.

In this post, we will outline the 45 most common and important Spanish verbs that you need to know. For simplicity sake, we are going to list each verb in thesimple present tense, but keep in mind that these verbs are as important across all Spanish tenses.

Spanish verb English verb
1.EstarTo be
2.ComprarTo buy
3.PagarTo pay
4.IntentarTo try
5.CerrarTo close
6.HablarTo talk
7.CaminarTo walk
8.NecesitarTo need
9.BuscarTo search
10.QuedarseTo stay
11.JugarTo play
12.TocarTo play an instrument or to touch
13.ViajarTo travel
14.TrabajarTo work
15.AmarTo love
16.EstudiarTo study
17.CocinarTo cook
18.LimpiarTo clean
19.GuardarTo save
20.AhorrarTo save (money)
21.PerdonarTo forgive
22.TomarTo take
23.PoderTo be able to
24.TenerTo have
25.HacerTo do
26.QuererTo want
27.SaberTo know
28.PonerTo put
29.SerTo be
30.ComerTo eat
31.BeberTo drink
32.VerTo see
33.OlerTo smell
34.LeerTo read
35.AprenderTo learn
36.EntenderTo understand
37.IrTo go
38.VenirTo come
39.AbrirTo open
40.DormirTo sleep
41.OírTo hear
42.SentirTo feel
43.EscribirTo write
44.VivirTo live
45.MorirTo die

As mentioned before, all of these verbs are conjugated in the simple present tense.

Spanish Verbs Ending In AR

1.Estar (to be)

Personal pronoun SpanishEnglish
YoEstoyI am
EstásYou are
ÉlEstáHe is
EllaEstáShe is
NosotrosEstamosWe are
UstedesEstánYou (plural) are
EllosEstánThey are


  • Estamos felices por ti – We are happy for you
  • Estoy contigo pase lo que pase – I’m with you no matter what happens

2.Comprar (to buy)

Personal pronoun SpanishEnglish
YoComproI buy
ComprasYou buy
ÉlCompraHe buys
EllaCompraShe buys
NosotrosCompramosWe buy
UstedesCompranYou (plural) buy
EllosCompranThey buy


  • Ellos compran comida en el supermercado – They buy food in the supermarket
  • El mes que viene compramos el carro – Next month we buy the car

3.Pagar (to pay)

Personal pronoun SpanishEnglish
YoPagoI pay
PagasYou pay
ÉlPagaHe pays
EllaPagaShe pays
NosotrosPagamosWe pay
UstedesPaganYou (plural) pay
EllosPaganThey pay


  • Yo pago el desayuno – I pay for breakfast
  • Carlos paga la renta puntualmente – Carlos pays the rent on time

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4.Intentar (to try)

Personal pronoun SpanishEnglish
YoIntentoI try
IntentasYou try
ÉlIntentaHe tries
EllaIntentaShe tries
NosotrosIntentamosWe try
UstedesIntentanYou (plural) try
EllosIntentanThey try


  • Jesús y diego tratan de resolver el problema – Jesus and Diego try to solve the problem
  • Él trata de obtener el empleo – He tries to get the job

5.Cerrar (to close)

Personal pronoun SpanishEnglish
YoCierroI close
CierrasYou close
ÉlCierraHe closes
EllaCierraShe closes
NosotrosCerramosWe close
UstedesCierranYou (plural) close
EllosCierranThey close


  • Ellos cierran la puerta al salir – They close the door when they leave
  • Nosotros cerramos el libro al terminar – We close the book when finished

6.Hablar (to talk)

Personal pronoun SpanishEnglish
YoHabloI talk
HablasYou talk
ÉlHablaHe talks
EllaHablaShe talks
NosotrosHablamosWe talk
UstedesHablanYou (plural) talk
EllosHablanThey talk


  • Nosotros hablamos por Internet todos los fines de semana – We talk on the Internet every weekend
  • Ellos siempre hablan conmigo – They always talk to me

7.Caminar (to walk)

Personal pronoun SpanishEnglish
YoCaminoI walk
CaminasYou walk
ÉlCaminaHe walks
EllaCaminaShe walks
NosotrosCaminamosWe walk
UstedesCaminanYou (plural) walk
EllosCaminanThey walk


  • Juan camina al trabajo todos los días – Juan walks to work every day
  • Ellos caminan en el parque – They walk in the park

8.Necesitar (to need)

Personal pronoun SpanishEnglish
YoNecesitoI need
NecesitasYou need
ÉlNecesitaHe needs
EllaNecesitaShe needs
NosotrosNecesitamosWe need
UstedesNecesitanYou (plural) need
EllosNecesitanThey need


  • Ella necesita ayuda – She needs help
  • Ustedes no necesitan ir – You do not need to go

9.Buscar (to search)

Personal pronoun SpanishEnglish
YoBuscoI search
BuscasYou search
ÉlBuscaHe searches
EllaBuscaShe searches
NosotrosBuscamosWe search
UstedesBuscanYou (plural) search
EllosBuscanThey search


  • María busca la dirección en internet – María searches for the address on the internet
  • Nosotros buscamos en el diccionario – We search in the dictionary

10.Quedar (to stay)

Personal pronoun SpanishEnglish
YoMe quedoI stay
Te quedasYou stay
ÉlSe quedaHe stays
EllaSe quedaShe stays
NosotrosNos quedamosWe stay
UstedesSe quedanYou (plural) stay
EllosSe quedanThey stay

Sidenote: As you can see, this verb looks a bit different, since it may or may not be used as a reflexive verb and each form can change its meaning . In this post, we will use one of its most common meanings, but it can also be used to say something like: “Hoy quedo con Sofia para charlar un poco” – “Today I meet Sofia to chat a little bit”. This use of quedar is more commonly found in Spain, than Latin America.


  • Nos quedamos aquí hasta mañana – We stay here until tomorrow
  • Laura y yo nos quedamos despiertos – Laura and I stay awake

11.Jugar (to play)

Personal pronoun SpanishEnglish
YoJuegoI play
JuegasYou play
ÉlJuegaHe plays
EllaJuegaShe plays
NosotrosJugamosWe play
UstedesJueganYou play
EllosJueganThey play


  • Tu juegas basquetbol muy bien – You play basketball very well
  • Mi familia y yo jugamos cartas los fines de semana – My family and I play cards on weekends

12.Tocar (To play an instrument, or to touch)

Personal pronoun SpanishEnglish
YoTocoI play/touch
TocasYou play/touch
ÉlTocaHe plays/touches
EllaTocaShe plays/touches
NosotrosTocamosWe play/touch
UstedesTocanYou play/ touch
EllosTocanThey play/touch


  • Mario y Diana tocan en la orquesta nacional – Mario and Diana play in the national orchestra
  • Yo toco guitarra, es mi pasatiempos favorito – I play guitar, is my favorite hobby

13.Viajar (to travel)

Personal pronoun SpanishEnglish
YoViajoI travel
ViajasYou travel
ÉlViajaHe travels
EllaViajaShe travels
NosotrosViajamosWe travel
UstedesViajanYou (plural) travel
EllosViajanThey travel


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  • Ellos no viajan en avión – They do not travel by plane
  • Nosotros viajamos en tren, es muy divertido – We travel by train, it’s very fun

14.Trabajar (to work)

Personal pronoun SpanishEnglish
YoTrabajoI work
TrabajasYou work
ÉlTrabajaHe works
EllaTrabajaShe works
NosotrosTrabajamosWe work
UstedesTrabajanYou work
EllosTrabajanThey work


  • No trabajo los fines de semana – I do not work on weekends
  • Tú trabajas en una oficina muy interesante – You work in a very interesting office

15.Amar (to love)

Personal pronoun SpanishEnglish
YoAmoI love
AmasYou love
ÉlAmaHe loves
EllaAmaShe loves
NosotrosAmamosWe love
UstedesAmanYou (plural) love
EllosAmanThey love


  • Nosotros amamos esa banda – We love that band
  • Yo amo ese lugar – I love that place

16.Estudiar (to study)

Personal pronoun SpanishEnglish
YoEstudioI study
EstudiasYou study
ÉlEstudiaHe studies
EllaEstudiaShe studies
NosotrosEstudiamosWe study
UstedesEstudianYou (plural) study
EllosEstudianThey study


  • Yo estudio español todas las semanas – I study Spanish every week
  • Pedro y Ana estudian en la universidad – Pedro and Ana study at the university

17.Cocinar (to cook)

Personal pronoun SpanishEnglish
YoCocinoI cook
CocinasYou cook
ÉlCocinaHe cooks
EllaCocinaShe cooks
NosotrosCocinamosWe cook
UstedesCocinanYou (plural) cook
EllosCocinanThey cook


  • Ellos cocinan en el restaurante – They cook in the restaurant
  • Ella no cocina muy bien – She doesn’t cook very well

18.Limpiar (to clean)

Personal pronoun SpanishEnglish
YoLimpioI clean
LimpiasYou clean
ÉlLimpiaHe cleans
EllaLimpiaShe cleans
NosotrosLimpiamosWe clean
UstedesLimpianYou (plural) clean
EllosLimpianThey clean


  • Él limpia su habitación todas las mañanas – He cleans his room every morning
  • Si ustedes limpian su habitación pueden salir a jugar – If you clean your room you can go out and play

19.Guardar(to save)

Personal pronoun SpanishEnglish
YoGuardoI save
GuardasYou save
ÉlGuardaHe saves
EllaGuardaShe saves
NosotrosGuardamosWe save
UstedesGuardanYou (plural) save
EllosGuardanThey save


  • Carlos guarda la comida para mañana – Carlos saves the food for tomorrow
  • Ellos guardan el archivo al terminar – They save the file when finished

20.Ahorrar (to save money)

Personal pronoun SpanishEnglish
YoAhorroI save
AhorrasYou save
ÉlAhorraHe saves
EllaAhorraShe saves
NosotrosAhorramosWe save
UstedesAhorranYou (plural) save
EllosAhorranThey save


  • Yo guardo dinero para mi graduación – I save money for my graduation
  • Nosotros guardamos dinero para las vacaciones – We save money for the holidays

21.Perdonar (To forgive)

Personal pronoun SpanishEnglish
YoPerdonoI forgive
PerdonasYou forgive
ÉlPerdonaHe forgives
EllaPerdonaShe forgives
NosotrosPerdonamosWe forgive
UstedesPerdonanYou (plural) forgive
EllosPerdonanThey forgive


  • Perdonamos todo menos eso– We forgive everything but that
  • No te preocupes, te perdono – Do not worry, I forgive you

22.Tomar (to take)

Personal pronoun SpanishEnglish
YoTomoI take
TomasYou take
ÉlTomaHe takes
EllaTomaShe takes
NosotrosTomamosWe take
UstedesTomanYou (plural) take
EllosTomanThey take


  • Juan toma un taxi al aeropuerto – Juan takes a taxi to the airport
  • Nosotros tomamos el examen ahora – We take the exam now

Spanish Verbs Ending In ER

23. Poder (to be able to)

Personal pronoun SpanishEnglish
YoPuedoI can
PuedesYou can
ÉlPuedeHe can
EllaPuedeShe can
NosotrosPodemosWe can
UstedesPuedenYou (plural) can
EllosPuedenThey can


  • Daniela y yo podemos venir mañana – Daniela and I can come tomorrow
  • No puedes hacer eso – You can not do that

24. Tener (to have)

Personal pronoun SpanishEnglish
YoTengoI have
TienesYou have
ÉlTieneHe has
EllaTieneShe has
NosotrosTenemosWe have
UstedesTienenYou (plural) have
EllosTienenThey have


  • No tenemos dinero en casa – We do not have money at home
  • Tengo el dinero en el banco, es una precaución – I have the money in the bank, it is a precaution

(related: read our ultimate guide to the Spanish verb Tener)

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25.Hacer (To do/make)

Personal pronoun SpanishEnglish
YoHagoI do/make
HacesYou do/make
ÉlHaceHe does/makes
EllaHaceShe does/makes
NosotrosHacemosWe do/make
UstedesHacenYou (plural) do/make
EllosHacenThey do/make


  • Ustedes hacen ejercicio los domingos – You (plural) exercise on Sundays
  • Hacemos más ejercicios? – Do we do more exercises?

26.Querer (to want)

Personal pronoun SpanishEnglish
YoQuieroI want
QuieresYou want
ÉlQuiereHe wants
EllaQuiereShe wants
NosotrosQueremosWe want
UstedesQuierenYou (plural) want
EllosQuierenThey want


  • No queremos trabajar hoy – We do not want to work today
  • Quiero esa comida para mi cumpleaños – I want that food for my birthday

27.Saber (to know)

Personal pronoun SpanishEnglish
YoI know
SabesYou know
ÉlSabeHe knows
EllaSabeShe knows
NosotrosSabemosWe know
UstedesSabenYou (plural) know
EllosSabenThey know


  • No sabemos qué hacer – We do not know what to do
  • Tu sabes la contraseña de la computadora? – Do you know the password of the computer?

28.Poner (to put)

Personal pronoun SpanishEnglish
YoPongoI put
PonesYou put
ÉlPoneHe puts
EllaPoneShe puts
NosotrosPonemosWe put
UstedesPonenYou (plural) put
EllosPonenThey put


  • Yo pongo la música en la reunión – I put the music in the meeting
  • Ellos ponen el dinero para los materiales – They put the money for the materials

29.Ser (to be)

Personal pronoun SpanishEnglish
YoSoyI am
EresYou are
ÉlEsHe is
EllaEsShe is
NosotrosSomosWe are
UstedesSonYou (plural) are
EllosSonThey are


  • Nosotros somos buenos amigos – We are good friends
  • Él es un chico muy inteligente – He is a very smart boy

(related: read our ultimate guide to Ser v Estar here)

30.Comer (to eat)

Personal pronoun SpanishEnglish
YoComoI eat
ComesYou eat
ÉlComeHe eats
EllaComeShe eats
NosotrosComemosWe eat
UstedesComenYou (plural) eat
EllosComenThey eat


  • Yo como ensalada todos los días – I eat salad every day
  • Nosotros comemos de manera saludable – We eat healthily

31.Beber (to drink)

Personal pronoun SpanishEnglish
YoBeboI drink
BebesYou drink
ÉlBebeHe drinks
EllaBebeShe drinks
NosotrosBebemosWe drink
UstedesBebenYou (plural) drink
EllosBebenThey drink


  • Yo bebo vino luego de almorzar – I drink wine after lunch
  • Noris y yo bebemos agua en el gimnasio – Noris and I drink water in the gym

32.Ver (to see)

Personal pronoun SpanishEnglish
YoVeoI see
VesYou see
ÉlVeHe sees
EllaVeShe sees
NosotrosVemosWe see
UstedesVenYou (plural) see
EllosVenThey see


  • Nosotros vemos que podemos hacer – We see what we can do
  • Si no lo veo, no lo creo – If I do not see it, I do not believe it

33.Oler (to smell)

Personal pronoun SpanishEnglish
YoHueloI smell
HuelesYou smell
ÉlHueleHe smells
EllaHueleShe smells
NosotrosOlemosWe smell
UstedesHuelenYou (plural) smell
EllosHuelenThey smell


  • Tú hueles muy bien – You smell very good
  • Nosotros olemos las flores en el jardín – We smell the flowers in the garden

34.Leer (to read)

Personal pronoun SpanishEnglish
YoLeoI read
LeesYou read
ÉlLeeHe reads
EllaLeeShe reads
NosotrosLeemosWe read
UstedesLeenYou (plural) read
EllosLeenThey read


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  • Usted lee muy bien – You read very well
  • Ustedes leen el libro para aprender el idioma – You read the book to learn the language

35.Aprender (to learn)

Personal pronoun SpanishEnglish
YoAprendoI learn
AprendesYou learn
ÉlAprendeHe learns
EllaAprendeShe learns
NosotrosAprendemosWe learn
UstedesAprendenYou (plural) learn
EllosAprendenThey learn


  • Ustedes aprenden muy rápido – You learn very fast
  • Ella aprende a controlar sus emociones – She learns to control her emotions

36. Entender (to understand)

Personal pronoun SpanishEnglish
YoEntiendoI understand
EntiendesYou understand
ÉlEntiendeHe understands
EllaEntiendeShe understands
NosotrosEntendemosWe understand
UstedesEntiendenYou (plural) understand
EllosEntiendenThey understand


  • Entiendes la lección? – You understand the lesson?
  • No entiendo nada, lo siento – I do not understand anything, I’m sorry

Spanish Verbs Ending In IR

37.Ir (to go)

Personal pronoun SpanishEnglish
YoVoyI go
VasYou go
ÉlVaHe goes
EllaVaShe goes
NosotrosVamosWe go
UstedesVanYou (plural) go
EllosVanThey go


  • Ellos van a tu casa en la tarde – They go to your house in the afternoon
  • Nosotros vamos a la playa el fin de semana que viene – We go to the beach next weekend

(related: learn our “voy a hack” for speaking in the future using the verb ir)

38. Venir (to come)

Personal pronoun SpanishEnglish
YoVengoI come
VienesYou come
ÉlVieneHe comes
EllaVieneShe comes
NosotrosVenimosWe come
UstedesVienenYou (plural) come
EllosVienenThey come


  • José y yo venimos mañana temprano – José and I come early tomorrow
  • Ella viene a presentar el examen – She comes to present the exam

39.Abrir (to open)

Personal pronoun SpanishEnglish
YoAbroI open
AbresYou open
ÉlAbreHe opens
EllaAbreShe opens
NosotrosAbrimosWe open
UstedesAbrenYou (plural) open
EllosAbrenThey open


  • La tienda no abre los domingos – The store does not open on Sundays
  • Ellos abren su negocio – They open their business

40.Dormir (to sleep)

Personal pronoun SpanishEnglish
YoDuermoI sleep
DuermesYou sleep
ÉlDuermeHe sleeps
EllaDuermeShe sleeps
NosotrosDormimosWe sleep
UstedesDuermenYou (plural) sleep
EllosDuermenThey sleep


  • Ella duerme ocho horas al día – She sleeps eight hours a day
  • Hoy duermo toda la noche, trabajé muy duro – Today i sleep all night, I worked really hard

41.Oír (to hear)

Personal pronoun SpanishEnglish
YoOigoI hear
OyesYou hear
ÉlOyeHe hears
EllaOyeShe hears
NosotrosOímosWe hear
UstedesOyenYou (plural) hear
EllosOyenThey hear


  • Ustedes oyen ese ruido? – Do you hear that noise?
  • No oigo muy bien, habla más fuerte por favor – I do not hear very well, speak louder please

42. Sentir (to feel)

Personal pronoun SpanishEnglish
YoSientoI feel
SientesYou feel
ÉlSienteHe feels
EllaSienteShe feels
NosotrosSentimosWe feel
UstedesSientenYou (plural) feel
EllosSientenThey feel


  • Yo siento que puedo hacerlo – I feel I can do it
  • Sientes dolor al caminar? – Do you feel pain when walking?

43.Escribir (to write)

Personal pronoun SpanishEnglish
YoEscriboI write
EscribesYou write
ÉlEscribeHe writes
EllaEscribeShe writes
NosotrosEscribimosWe write
UstedesEscribenYou write
EllosEscribenThey write


  • Quiero escribir un libro – I want to write a book
  • Él escribe un libro – He writes a book

44. Vivir (to live)

Personal pronoun SpanishEnglish
YoVivoI live
VivesYou live
ÉlViveHe lives
EllaViveShe lives
NosotrosVivimosWe live
UstedesvivenYou (plural) live
EllosVivenThey live



  • Yo no vivo en esa ciudad – I do not live in that city
  • Nosotros vivimos en esa ciudad – We live in that city

45.Morir (to die)

Personal pronoun SpanishEnglish
YoMueroI die
MueresYou die
ÉlMuereHe dies
EllaMuereShe dies
NosotrosMorimosWe die
UstedesMuerenYou (plural) die
EllosMuerenThey die


  • La planta muere cuando no la riegas – The plant dies when you do not water it
  • Muero de ganas de verte – I’m dying to see you


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Common Spanish Verbs - Top 100
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Haber (to have)Hablar (to speak)Hacer (to make)
Ir (to go)Jugar (to play)
Lavar (to wash)Leer (to read)Limpiar (to clean)
Llamar (to call)Llegar (to arrive)Llenar (to fill)
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What are the most common verbs used in Spanish? ›

The top 12 most common Spanish verbs you'll want to learn are:
  • Estar = To be.
  • Ser = To be.
  • Tener = To have.
  • Haber = To have (auxiliary verb)
  • Hacer = To do or make.
  • Ir = To go.
  • Venir = To come.
  • Decir = To say or tell.

What is the fastest way to memorize Spanish verbs? ›

But you're free to choose how you want to do it.
  1. Create Lots of Conjugation Charts. ...
  2. Write Short Paragraphs with All the Conjugation Forms. ...
  3. Record Yourself Conjugating Verbs. ...
  4. Write Your Own Conjugation Song. ...
  5. Sing Someone Else's Conjugation Song. ...
  6. Practice Conjugation with a Fluent Spanish Speaker. ...
  7. Read Plenty of Spanish Books.
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What are the 100 verbs? ›

100 Common English Verbs
  • be.
  • have.
  • do.
  • say.
  • go.
  • can.
  • get.
  • would.

How many Spanish verbs are there in total? ›

There are at least 12,290 verbs in Spanish (don't worry you don't need to know all of them).

Can you give me a list of verbs? ›

Physical Action Verb List:
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What are the 16 Spanish tenses? ›

In total, there are 14 (7 simple and 7 compound): Present, Imperfect, Preterite, Future, Conditional, Present Perfect, Pluperfect, Preterit Perfect, Future Perfect, Conditional Perfect, Present Subjunctive, Imperfect Subjunctive, Present Perfect Subjunctive, and Pluperfect Subjunctive.

What are the 7 most used verbs in Spanish? ›

Teaching the Super 7 Verbs in Spanish
  • 1 está (is at a place / is feeling)
  • 2 hay (there is / there are)
  • 3 tiene (has)
  • 4 es (is)
  • 5 le gusta (likes / is pleasing to)
  • 6 va (goes / is going)
  • 7 quiere (wants)
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What are the most common main verbs? ›

25 Most Common Verbs
  • be.
  • have.
  • do.
  • say.
  • get.
  • make.
  • go.
  • know.

What are the 10 common Spanish words? ›

Basic Spanish Words
  • Hola (Hello)
  • Adios (Goodbye)
  • Gracias (Thank you)
  • Por favor (Please)
  • Si (Yes)
  • Claro (Of course)
  • No (No)
  • Amor (Love)
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What are the 10 Spanish words? ›

Basic Spanish Words
  • Hola = Hello.
  • Adiós = Goodbye.
  • Por favor = Please.
  • Gracias = Thank you.
  • Lo siento = Sorry.
  • Salud = Bless you (after someone sneezes)
  • Sí = Yes.
  • No = No.

Can I become fluent in Spanish in 4 years? ›

That means the actual time would be approximately 1200 hours. At 3 hours a week (the typical number of hours spent in a Spanish class) it will take approximately 4 years to learn Spanish–conversational Spanish that is.

Can you become fluent in Spanish in 3 months? ›

It is possible to learn Spanish in 3 months, but it is true that to fully master the language to a native level, you will need more time. An intensive Spanish course covering all levels (from A1 to C2) consists of 62 weeks (about 15 months in total).

Can I become fluent in Spanish in 6 months? ›

If you can manage to combine being surrounded by native Spanish speakers and by the Spanish language itself, you will be able to become fluent in 6 months (given that you will put efforts into study).

What are the 50 types of verbs? ›

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V1 Base FormV2 Past SimpleV3 Past Participle
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What are 50 verbs examples? ›

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What are the 23 main verbs? ›

Helping verbs, helping verbs, there are 23! Am, is, are, was and were, being, been, and be, Have, has, had, do, does, did, will, would, shall and should. There are five more helping verbs: may, might, must, can, could!

How many verbs do you need to know to speak Spanish? ›

Linguists do not agree on what it means to be fluent. If you think about native-level fluency, you'll need to master between 20,000 and 40,000 words, and as you can see the margin is quite large. If you want to have a basic conversation, experts say that you'll just need around 3,000 words.

What are the 3 main verbs in Spanish? ›

First things first: there are three classes of Spanish verbs: -ar verbs, -er verbs, and -ir verbs. These are the infinitive verb endings (or dictionary form of the verb).

What are the 16 types of verbs? ›

There are sixteen verbs used in Basic English. They are: be, do, have, come, go, see, seem, give, take, keep, make, put, send, say, let, get.

What are the 20 examples of verbs? ›

Examples: swim, realize, Run, Walk, laugh, have, promise, invite, listen, running, winning, being, etc.

What are the 24 tense? ›

Mini Quiz
  • past simple. present simple. future simple.
  • one. two. three.
  • present continuous. future continuous. future perfect continuous.

Are there 16 or 12 tenses? ›

The simple tenses (past, present, and future) are the most basic forms, but there are 12 major verb tenses in English in all.

What are the 4 perfect tenses in Spanish? ›

Perfect Tenses in Spanish
  • The Present Perfect Tense.
  • The Pluperfect Tense.
  • The Future Perfect Tense.
  • The Conditional Perfect.
  • The Present Perfect Subjunctive.
  • The Pluperfect Subjunctive.
  • The Perfect Infinitive.

What are the 12 tenses in Spanish? ›

Simple tenses (tiempos simples)
  • Present (presente)
  • Imperfect (pretérito imperfecto)
  • Preterite (pretérito indefinido)
  • Future (futuro simple or futuro imperfecto)
  • Simple conditional (condicional simple or pospretérito)
  • Present perfect (pretérito perfecto)
  • Past perfect or pluperfect (pretérito pluscuamperfecto)

What is Super 7 in Spanish? ›

I knew that I wanted to start the year in Spanish 1 focusing on the Super 7 high frequency verbs (from Terry Waltz). They are es, tiene, le gusta, hay, está, va a & quiere. These seven verbs make up a lot of basic conversations in a new language.

What are a list of main verbs? ›

Given below is a list of a few common verbs that can function as main verbs.
  • Write.
  • Speak.
  • Read.
  • Talk.
  • Walk.
  • Sit.
  • Jump.
  • Swim.

What are common verbs used? ›

“To be” verbs are: are, am, is, was, were, been and being. They are used to describe or tell us the condition of people, things, places and ideas. For example, they could tell us the subject's age, nationality, job or other traits.

How many main verbs are there? ›

In general, there is only one main verb per clause; but if a sentence has multiple clauses and subjects, then each of those subjects could have its own main verb.

How do you say 100 words in Spanish? ›

Notice that 100 is cien, but in every other number that follows it changes to ciento and it's followed by the next number. For example, 101 is ciento uno and 187 would be ciento ochenta y siete. Unlike in English, hundreds are written in one word.

What are the 21 Spanish speaking? ›

Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Equatorial Guinea, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Puerto Rico, Spain, Uruguay and Venezuela. Contains one 21-piece flag set.

What are the 27 Spanish letters? ›

The official Spanish alphabet: a, b, c, d, e, f, g, h, i, j, k, l, m, n, ñ, o, p, q, r, s, t, u, v, w, x, y, z.

What word has all 5 vowels in Spanish? ›

According to a Mexican friend of mine, murciélago (bat) is the only Spanish word with all five vowels. In English, we have facetiously, which has all 5½ vowels (y is the half) in alphabetical order. I also like the words vacuum and aardvark for the unusual double vowels.

What level of Spanish is considered fluent? ›

If your goal is Spanish fluency, aim for a C1 level in which you can fluently speak and express yourself. A C1 level does not mean you understand every word in the language but that you can handle most conversations and some tricky topics. The C2 level is complete mastery.

Is Duolingo enough to learn Spanish? ›

After using the Duolingo app and thoroughly testing this program out, our team's consensus is that Duolingo isn't great for learning Spanish. Duolingo has some serious limitations, and we see it more as an e-learning tool or supplement than a comprehensive program if you want to truly learn Spanish.

What is the hardest language to learn? ›

Across multiple sources, Mandarin Chinese is the number one language listed as the most challenging to learn. The Defense Language Institute Foreign Language Center puts Mandarin in Category IV, which is the list of the most difficult languages to learn for English speakers.

How fast can a person learn Spanish? ›

Based on US Foreign Service Institute (FSI) research, if you start out as a beginner and spend an average of one hour per day working actively on Spanish—such as with a teacher or conversation partner, as well as doing homework—then it can take 480 hours to reach conversational fluency.

What is the fastest way to become fluent in a language? ›

Top tips from experts to learn a language quickly
  1. Take risks and speak the language whenever you can.
  2. Read children's books and comic books in the foreign language.
  3. Consume foreign language media.
  4. Immerse yourself in the local culture.
  5. Make use of free foreign language podcasts and apps.
3 Mar 2015

How fast can you teach yourself Spanish? ›

The bottom line. If you start out as a beginner and spend an average of 1 hour per day working on your Spanish, you should able to reach conversational fluency within 8 – 12 months. That translates to roughly 250 – 350 hours of time spent.

Can I learn Spanish in my sleep? ›

Can you learn Spanish while sleeping? Remember that sleep learning is a passive learning process, so it will only work for simple memorization processes like vocabulary or pronunciation. Thus, you can't learn any grammar, fluency, slang, composition, etc., using this method.

How long does it take to reach B2 level Spanish? ›

Normally it takes around 10 months to study up till B2 level in Spanish. That means four books, one for each level, A1, A2, B1 & B2.

How long should I study Spanish a day to become fluent? ›

Summary: According to FSI, if you spend 3 hours per day learning Spanish, you'll achieve fluency in around six months. Reduce your Spanish time to one hour a day and, according to FSI, it will take about 1.5 years to learn. As you can see, Spanish is one of the most accessible languages for English speakers.

What are the 12 irregular verbs in Spanish? ›

Since the future simple tense is so regular, you'll be happy to know that there are only 12 basic future Spanish irregulars:
  • caber (to fit)
  • decir (to say)
  • haber (to have)
  • hacer (to do)
  • poder (can, to be able to)
  • poner (to put)
  • querer (to want)
  • tener (to have)
19 Feb 2021

What are the 12 types of tense? ›

So, the twelve tenses in English are as follows:
  • Simple Present Tense.
  • Present Continuous Tense.
  • Present Perfect Tense.
  • Present Perfect Continuous Tense.
  • Simple Past Tense.
  • Past Continuous Tense.
  • Past Perfect Tense.
  • Past Perfect Continuous Tense.

What are the 25 main verbs? ›

25 Most Common Verbs
  • be.
  • have.
  • do.
  • say.
  • get.
  • make.
  • go.
  • know.

What are regular Spanish verbs? ›

There are three types of Spanish regular verbs. You'll easily recognize them by theirs endings: -ar, -er or –ir. Think bromear, comer, and escribir.


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