Irregular Verbs in Spanish

Quick Answer

All Spanish tenses have regular and irregular verbs. While it can be difficult to remember hundreds of irregular verb forms, we have multiple guides to help you with the most common ones.

Irregulars in the Present Tense

The easiest way to memorize irregular verbs in Spanish is to group them into categories. Irregular present tense verbs fall into various categories:

Irregulars in the Past Tense

Spanish has two simple past tenses: imperfect and preterite. The imperfect has only three verbs with irregular conjugations: ir, ser, and verwhile the preterite has many more. Click on this link to learn verbs with tricky preterite conjugations, including:

  • Stem-changing -ir verbs
  • Verbs with stems ending in a vowel
  • Verbs with j preterite stems
  • Verbs with uv preterite stems
  • Verbs with u preterite stems
  • Verbs with i preterite stems
  • The irregular verbs ser, ir, dar, and ver

Irregulars in the Future and Conditional Tenses

When learning all the different tenses in Spanish, learners are often pleased to find out that the future and conditional have the same irregular stems. Click here for a list of the irregular simple future forms. For the conditional, use the same stems but with different endings!

Irregulars in the Perfect Tenses

There are seven perfect tenses in Spanish, and all of them use the past participle. Spanish has quite a few verbs with irregular past participles. Click here to take a look at how to form them!

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