Spanish Verbs: Irregular First Persons

Several Spanish verbs have irregular conjugations in the 1st person singular of the present tense. The most common verbs with irregular first persons include those listed directly below. Take the time to learn these verb conjugations and commit them to memory.
English
Spanish
to fit
caber
I fit
yo quepo


to drive
conducir
I drive
yo conduzco


to fall
caer
I fall
yo caigo


to know (someone)
conocer
I know
yo conozco


to direct
dirigir
I direct
yo dirijo


to choose
escoger
I choose
yo escojo


to put
poner
I put
yo pongo


to do; to make
hacer
I do; I make
yo hago


to know (something)
saber
I know
yo sť


to leave
salir
I leave
yo salgo


to follow
seguir
I follow
yo sigo


to bring
traer
I bring
yo traigo


to be worth
valer
I value
yo valgo


to see
ver
I see
yo veo


-cer and -cir verbs

For verbs ending in -cer and -cir, in the yo form change the c to zc as shown below.
to grow
crecer
I grow
yo crezco


to translate
traducir
I translate
yo traduzco


-ger and -gir verbs

For verbs ending in -ger and -gir, in the yo form change the g to j as shown below.
to emerge
emerger
I emerge
yo emerjo


to pretend
fingir
I pretend
yo finjo


-guir verbs

For verbs ending in -guir, in the yo form change the gu to g as shown below.
to get
conseguir
I get
yo consigo