100 Spanish Verbs

The following 100 Spanish verbs appear in order of frequency.

Ser is considered the most used verb in the Spanish language.

Verbs with an irregular conjugation pattern or with spelling changes in any of their tenses are in red.

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  1. ser (be)  | conjugation
  2. estar (be)  | conjugation
  3. tener (have)  | conjugation
  4. hacer (do, make)  | conjugation
  5. poder (can) | conjugation
  6. decir (say) | conjugation
  7. haber (aux. verb) | conjugation
  8. ir (go) | conjugation
  9. dar (give) | conjugation
  10. ver (see) | conjugation
  11. saber (know) | conjugation
  12. pasar (walk by, pass)
  13. deber (must, have to)
  14. querer (want, love)
  15. llegar (arrive)
  16. dejar (leave)
  17. llevar (carry)
  18. encontrar (find)
  19. seguir (follow)
  20. poner (put)
  21. quedarse (stay)
  22. parecer (seem)
  23. hablar (speak)
  24. pensar (think) | conjugation
  25. volver (return)
  26. conocer (know)
  27. salir (go out)
  28. realizar (do, realize)
  29. tomar (take, drink)
  30. tratar (try, deal with)
  31. contar (count, tell)
  32. llamarse (call, name)
  33. venir (come, arrive)
  34. mirar (see, look)
  35. presentar (present, show)
  36. permitir (allow)
  37. esperar (wait)
  38. sentir (feel)
  39. vivir (live)
  40. buscar (look for)
  41. creer (believe)
  42. crear (create)
  43. perder (lose)
  44. existir (exist)
  45. considerar (consider)
  46. abrir (open)
  47. trabajar (work)
  48. recibir (receive)
  49. mantener (maintain)
  50. explicar (explain)
  51. lograr (achieve)
  52. empezar (begin)
  53. recordar (remember)
  54. comenzar (start)
  55. pedir (ask for)
  56. preguntar (ask)
  57. producir (produce)
  58. convertir (convert, change)
  59. entrar (enter)
  60. mostrar (show)
  61. señalar (point)
  62. escribir (write)
  63. utilizar (use)
  64. entender (understand)
  65. terminar (end)
  66. ganar (win, earn)
  67. incluir (include)
  68. morir (die)
  69. asegurar (ensure, secure)
  70. ocurrir (occur)
  71. ofrecer (offer)
  72. jugar (play)
  73. gustar (like)
  74. escuchar (listen to)
  75. sentar (sit)
  76. cambiar (change)
  77. aparecer (appear)
  78. acabar (finish, end)
  79. decidir (decide)
  80. resultar (result, prove)
  81. caer (fall)
  82. desarrollar (develop)
  83. necesitar (need)
  84. sacar (remove)
  85. establecer (establish, set)
  86. conseguir (get)
  87. indicar (indicate)
  88. formar (form)
  89. reconocer (recognize)
  90. dirigir (lead)
  91. servir (serve)
  92. alcanzar (reach)
  93. intentar (try)
  94. cumplir (accomplish)
  95. leer (read)
  96. obtener (get)
  97. ayudar (help)
  98. usar (use)
  99. observar (observe)
  100. responder (answer)

How to Learn Spanish Verbs

When my friends ask me for tips on how to learn verbs in Spanish, I usually give them these pieces of advice…

1. Learn their meaning, pronunciation, and spelling.

2. Learn to conjugate verbs in Spanish.

To learn about Spanish verb conjugation, visit the post called How to Conjugate Regular Verbs in Spanish.

Or watch this video.

3. Create a story or meaningful examples with every verb you want to learn. It will help you learn their use and practice their conjugation.

4. Get a teacher or a friend to correct your texts or speech because practicing something incorrectly can be worse than not practicing at all.

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Scholarly Sources

I used something called CORPES XXI to create the list of verbs above. CORPES XXI is a corpus.

A corpus is a collection of texts (plays, film scripts, press releases, essays, transcripts of radio or television news, transcripts of conversations, and speeches), and they can be used to identify the most used words in a language.

CORPES XXI is the most current corpus available in the Spanish language. Actually, it was last updated in July, 2021.

100 spanish verbs

Curious about the most used irregular verbs in Spanish? Visit the post called Top 25 Spanish Irregular Verbs.

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