Learning the definitions and how to conjugate common verbs is a critical part of understanding the language. But, because of the sheer quantity of conjugations as compared to English, the Spanish verb system is often one of the most difficult parts of the language to master.
The top 12 most common Spanish verbs you’ll want to learn are:
The designation of “regular” simply means that all verbs are conjugated in the same manner.
They are broken into three groups; -ar, -er, and -ir. So simply put, you can conjugate any regular verbs using the same endings:
Once you’re comfortable with the regular verbs, you can dive into the stem changing and irregular verbs. But remember, you don’t have to tackle them all at once. Understanding how to conjugate the most commonly used regular verbs will give you a huge jump start towards having conversations in Spanish.
As a new learner, you will also want to focus on some other basic building blocks. These are essential Spanish words and phrases such as who, what, when, where, why, yes, no, please, and more. Getting a handle on these basics will put you on the path to having everyday conversations in Spanish. Here’s a list of some common words and phrases:
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