Spanish Irregular Present Tense Verbs

Overview

Irregular verbs can fall into two categories in the present indicative: irregular in the yo form, or irregular in all forms.

Irregular in the Yo Form

As in every language there will be verbs that do not seem to follow any of the rules. Irregular verbs are verbs that violate conjugation rules for one or more persons and do not fall into any of the stem-changing or spelling-changing categories. And unfortunately, these are usually the most useful and regularly used words in the language. The following words are irregular only in the yo form. They are regular in all other conjugations.

Irregular Yo Conjugations

Infinitiveyo formDefinition
caber
 
quepo
 
to fit
caer
 
caigo
 
to fall
dar
 
doy
 
to give
saber
 
 
to know
traer
 
traigo
 
to bring
ver
 
veo
 
to see
poner
 
pongo
 
to put
hacer
 
hago
 
to do, to make

The Compounds Count Too!

The compounds of these verbs are also irregular in the yo form:

  • componer 
  • deshacer 
  • disponer 
  • distraer 
  • proponer 
  • rehacer 
  • reponer 
  • suponer 

Irregular in All Forms

There are only four verbs irregular in all forms in the present tense, but they may be the four most useful and used verbs in Spanish.

Irregular Conjugations

Subjectser  (to be)estar  (to be)ir  (to go)haber  (to have (done))
yo
soy
 
estoy
 
voy
 
he
 
eres
 
estás
 
vas
 
has
 
usted, él, ella
es
 
está
 
va
 
ha
 
nosotros
somos
 
estamos
 
vamos
 
hemos
 
vosotros
sois
 
estáis
 
vais
 
habéis
 
ustedes, ellos, ellas
son
 
están
 
van
 
han
 

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