The most useful basic Spanish verbs [list included]

There are some verbs in every language that are essential to know to start communicating. The same thing happens in Spanish. There are basic Spanish verbs you need to know. 

In fact, if you learn these basic Spanish verbs you’ll be able to communicate in lots of situations.

That’s why I’d like to show you what these basic Spanish verbs are in this post, although I must say that some of these verbs are regular and irregular.

But don’t worry because I’ll specify which are irregular in the following list as well as showing if they belong to the first, second or third conjugation.

Basic Spanish verbs: first conjugation (-ar)

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Second conjugation (-er)

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Third conjugation (-ir)

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All basic Spanish Verbs List

PRIMERA CONJUGACIÓN / FIRST CONJUGATION (AR)

  • PREGUNTAR {TO ASK}
  • HABLAR/PLATICAR {TO TALK}
  • MIRAR {TO LOOK/WATCH}
  • AMAR {TO LOVE}
  • JUGAR (IRREGULAR) {TO PLAY}
  • TOCAR {TO TOUCH}
  • GUSTAR (IRREGULAR) {TO LIKE}
  • COMPRAR {TO BUY}
  • LLAMAR (SE) {TO (BE) CALLED}
  • BAILAR {TO DANCE}
  • ENTRAR {TO ENTER}
  • MANEJAR   {TO DRIVE}
  • APRENDER {TO LEARN}
  • OLVIDAR {TO FORGET}
  • CERRAR (IRREGULAR) {TO CLOSE}
  • NECESITAR {TO NEED}
  • ESTUDIAR {TO STUDY}
  • NADAR {TO SWIN}
  • TOMAR {TO TAKE}  {TO DRINK}
  • ENSEÑAR {TO TEACH}
  • TRABAJAR {TO WORK}
  • VIAJAR {TO TRAVEL}
  • APAGAR {TO SWITCH OFF}
  • PAGAR {TO PAY}
  • UTILIZAR/ USAR {TO USE}
  • PENSAR (IRREGULAR) {TO THINK}
  • ESCUCHAR {TO LISTEN}
  • QUEDAR {TO ARRANGE TO MEET}
  • PROBAR (SE) {TO TRY (ON)}
  • CANTAR {TO SING}
  • SENTARSE (IRREGULAR) {TO SIT}
  • GANAR {TO WIN}
  • LLEGAR {TO ARRIVE}
  • COCINAR {TO COOK}
  • VISITAR {TO VISIT}
  • LLORAR {TO CRY}
  • ENVIAR {TO SEND}
  • DAR {TO GIVE}
  • EXPLICAR {TO EXPLAIN}

SEGUNDA CONJUGACIÓN / SECOND CONJUGATION (ER)

  • COMER {TO EAT}
  • QUERER (IRREGULAR) {TO WANT}
  • TENER(IRREGULAR) {TO HAVE}
  • SER (IRREGULAR) {TO BE}
  • HABER (IRREGULAR) {TO BE}
  • BEBER {TO DRINK}
  • HACER (IRREGULAR) {TO DO}
  • CORRER {TO RUN}
  • VENDER {TO SELL}
  • ENCENDER (IRREGULAR) {TO SWITCH ON}
  • CONOCER (IRREGULAR) {TO KNOW}
  • CREER {TO BELIEVE}
  • VER {TO SEE}
  • LEER {TO READ}
  • COMPRENDER {TO UNDERSTAND}
  • ENTENDER (IRREGULAR) {TO UNDERSTAND}
  • PERDER (IRREGULAR) {TO LOSE}
  • PODER (IRREGULAR) {CAN}
  • DEBER {MUST}
  • PONER (IRREGULAR) {TO PLACE}
  • DOLER (IRREGULAR) {TO HURT}
  • RESPONDER {TO ANSWER}
  • VOLVER (IRREGULAR) {TO RETURN}
  • SABER (IRREGULAR) {TO KNOW}

TERCERA CONJUGACIÓN / THIRD CONJUGATION (IR)

  • VIVIR {TO LIVE}
  • SALIR (IRREGULAR) {TO LEAVE}
  • SUBIR {TO GO UP}
  • DORMIR (IRREGULAR) {TO SLEEP}
  • CONDUCIR (IRREGULAR) {TO DRIVE}
  • IR (IRREGULAR) {TO GO}
  • ABRIR {TO OPEN}
  • DECIR (IRREGULAR) {TO SAY}
  • OÍR (IRREGULAR) {TO HEAR}
  • ESCRIBIR {TO WRITE}
  • PREFERIR (IRREGULAR) {TO PREFER}
  • RECIBIR {TO RECEIVE}
  • VENIR (IRREGULAR) {TO COME}
  • MORIR (IRREGULAR) {TO DIE}

 How to conjugate these verbs?

The basic Spanish regular verbs’ conjugation follows the same rule as the other regular verbs. In this post, you can know more about conjugation of regular verbs.

Irregular verbs have their own irregularities although these irregularities could be classified in different categories depending on their nature.

But in this post I’m not going to tell you a boring grammatical fact but I’m going to give you the conjugation of these basic Spanish irregular verbs in present so you can start using them from now on ;D.

You can download the basic spanish verbs list conjugation in PDF on the link below. This resource is completely free just as the majority of the resources I make for the blog’s posts.

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