Spanish Irregular Verbs: Present Tense

Irregular verbs don't follow the normal rules for Spanish verb conjugation – hence, there are labeled "irregular". There are two categories of irregular verbs, those that are irregular in the yo (I) form and those that are irregular in all the forms. Ironically, irregular verbs are some of the most regularly used words in the Spanish language. The following are irregular verbs only in yo form. In all other forms, they are conjugated like regular verbs.

English
Spanish
to fit
caber
I fit
yo quepo


to fall
caer
I fall
yo caigo


to give
dar
I give
yo doy


to know
saber
I know
yo


to bring
traer
I bring
yo traigo


to see
ver
I see
yo veo

There are only four Spanish verbs that are irregular in all present tense forms. However, they also happen to be four of the most common verbs used in Spanish – so learn them well! These include:

  • ser (to be)
  • estar (to be)
  • ir (to go)
  • haber (to have (done))
Each of these irregular verbs will be explored in depth in later sections.