Hardest Spanish Verbs
Since I know that many of you are experts in Spanish vocabulary, I present the following challenge. Can you list as many difficult Spanish verbs as possible? False cognates will do pretty well and verb phrases are also accepted. Feel free to use various idioms that contain the verbs.
I may use these verbs that you posted for future references... and maybe a surprise. Who knows?
Enjoy the challenge!
How about the fact that the meaning changes between the imperfect past and the preterite past for some of the irregular verbs?
|saber||sabía||I knew (a fact, how to)|
|supe||I found out, I learned|
|no saber||no sabía||I didnt know (a fact, how to)|
|no supe||I never knew|
|conocer||conocía||I knew, I was acquainted with|
|no conocer||no conocía||I never knew, I was never acquainted with|
|no conocí||I never met|
|querer||quería||I wanted (outcome undetermined)|
|quise||I wanted (and tried)|
|no querer||no quería||I didnt want (outcome undetermined)|
|no quise||I refused|
|poder||podía||I was capable (outcome undetermined)|
|no poder||no podía||I wasnt capable (outcome undetermined)|
|no pude||I tried and couldnt|
|tener||tenía||I had (in my possession)|
|tuve||I got, I received|
|no tener||no tenía||I didnt have (in my possession)|
|no tuve||I didnt get, I didnt receive|
|tener que||tenía que||I was supposed to|
|tuve que||I had to (and did)|
|no tener que||no tenía que||I wasnt supposed to|
|no tuve que||I didnt have to (and didnt )|
|costar||costaba||it was priced|
|costó||it cost (and was purchased)|
For me, it's the irregular verbs such as:
Well for me, conjugating "hacer" is a killer. It's the bane of my existence! I just can't remember all the tenses! I'm thinking of making a printout and looking at it everyday so it sinks into my head.
For me: Oír Leer Decir Hacer