Basic Spanish Verbs

Basic Spanish Verbs 2017-03-20T16:48:36+00:00

Verbs describe movement or action. You’ll need them whenever you want to talk about what you, somebody or something else does, did or wants to do. Essential stuff. Memorize the verbs below and you’ll be well equipped for most basic Spanish conversations.

This lesson is part of the chapter “Learning Spanish“.

Basic Words & Phrases: Verbs

Important verbs

EnglishSpanishPronunciation
(Audio)
(to) be
ser
(to) have
tener
(to) do / (to) make
hacer
can / (to) know how to
poder
(to) know (how)
saber
(to) know / (to) be acquainted with
conocer
(to) understand
entender
(to) speak / (to) talk
hablar
(to) listen to
escuchar
(to) hear
oír
(to) see
ver
(to) feel
sentir
(to) live
vivir
(to) want
querer
(to) need
necesitar
(to) like
gustar
(to) love
amar
(to) give
dar
(to) take
tomar
(to) play
jugar
(to) laugh
reír
(to) come
venir
(to) go
ir
(to) go by […] (e.g. by car)
partir
(to) write
escribir
(to) read
leer
(to) count
contar
(to) pronounce
pronunciar
(to) spell
deletrear
(to) conjugate
conjugar
(to) remember
recordar
(to) forget
olvidar
(to) eat
comer
(to) try
tratar
(to) use
usar
(to) open
abrir
(to) close
cerrar
(to) greet / (to) welcome
saludar
(to) begin
empezar
(to) end
terminar

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