100 Most Common Spanish Verbs

This is a good place for beginners to find the most common Spanish verbs to learn. The order of the list is an approximation based on a variety of sources.

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Irregular verbs are in red.

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No. Spanish English
1 ser to be (essential/permanent quality)
2 haber to have (to do something, auxiliary verb)
3 estar to be (health, location, state)
4 tener to have
5 hacer to do, make
6 poder to be able, can
7 decir to say, tell
8 ir to go
9 ver to see
10 dar to give
11 saber to know (information)
12 querer to want, love
13 llegar to arrive, come, reach
14 pasar to pass, to spend (time), to happen
15 deber to owe, must, should, ought to
16 poner to put, place, set
17 parecer to seem, appear
18 quedar to stay, remain
19 creer to believe
20 hablar to speak
21 llevar to carry, bring
22 dejar to leave, abandon, to let, allow
23 seguir to follow, continue
24 encontrar to find, encounter
25 llamar to call, to name