Grammar & Vocabulary

Some commonly used Spanish verbs

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Grammatica, one of the seven classical liberal arts. / PUBLIC DOMAIN

Here is a list of some common verbs in Spanish. How many do you know?

Level: Beginner/Intermediate

abrir – to open

acostarse – to go to bed/to lie down

amar – to love

apoyar – to support

aprender – to learn

ayudar – to help

bailar – to dance

beber – to drink

caer – to fall

cambiar – to change

cantar – to sing

cenar – to eat dinner

cerrar – to close

cocinar – to cook

comer – to eat

comparar – to compare

comprar – to buy

comprender – to understand

contar – to count/to tell

continuar – to continue

correr – to run

cortar – to cut

costar – to cost

creer – to believe

dar – to give

decidir – to decide

decir – to say/to tell

desayunar – to eat breakfast

descansar – to rest

describir – to describe

destruir – to destroy

doler – to hurt

dormir – to sleep

elegir – to choose

empezar – to begin/to start

empujar – to push

encontrar – to find

enseñar – to teach

entender – to understand

esconder – to hide

escribir – to write

escuchar – to listen [to]

esperar – to wait/to hope

estudiar – to study

explicar – to explain

ganar – to win/to earn

gritar – to scream/to yell

hablar – to talk/to speak

hacer – to do/to make

intentar – to try

ir – to go

jugar – to play

lanzar – to throw

lavar – to wash

leer – to read

levantarse – to get up

limpiar – to clean

llamar – to call

llegar – to arrive

llenar – to fill

llevar – to wear/to carry/to take

llorar – to cry

luchar – to fight

mejorar – to improve

mentir – to lie

mirar – to look [at]/to watch

morir – to die

mostrar – to show

mover – to move [something]

mudarse – to move [to a new place]

necesitar – to need

ocurrir – to happen/to occur

odiar – to hate

ofrecer – to offer

olvidar – to forget

oír – to hear

pagar – to pay

pensar – to think

perder – to lose

perdonar – to forgive

permitir – to permit/to allow

poder – can/to be able to

poner – to put

preferir – to prefer

preguntar – to ask

preparar – to prepare

prometer – to promise

quedarse – to stay/to remain

quemar – to burn

querer – to want

recibir – to receive

recordar – to remember

repetir – to repeat

responder – to reply/to answer

reír – to laugh

saber – to know

salir – to go out

saltar – to jump

sentarse – to sit down

sentirse – to feel

sonreír – to smile

tener – to have

terminar – to finish/to end

tocar – to touch/to play [an instrument]

tomar – to take/to grab/to have (for food and drink)

trabajar – to work

traer – to bring

tratar [de] – to try

usar – to use

vender – to sell

venir – to come

ver – to see

viajar – to travel

visitar – to visit

vivir – to live

volver – to return

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