35 Regular AR Verbs in Spanish You Can Master Today
AR verbs in Spanish are some of the most fun verbs to use! They help you communicate effectively what is happening. Since verbs are a crucial part of any language, learning AR verbs is essential to improve your Spanish.
Keep reading to discover 35 of the most used AR Verbs in Spanish that you’ll hear your Spanish speaking friends use all the time.
Why are Spanish Verbs So Important?
This is always a good question to ask yourself whenever you’re learning something new. I like to be practical and learn what I like in a way that’s easy to remember. In the case of AR verbs in Spanish, you’ll soon realize how frequently they’re used and how fun they are to practice.
Verbs express action. You also use them when telling a story.
Think of the way you express yourself in English and how many times you use verbs to do that. Well, Spanish is the same. Actually, Spanish is one of the most expressive languages I’ve ever heard and that’s why it’s key to learn verbs properly.
How To Conjugate AR Verbs in Spanish
In Spanish, infinitive verbs end in -ar, -ir, and -er, but in this blog post we are focusing exclusively on AR verbs. Memorize the following endings for AR verbs in the present tense:
35 Regular AR Verbs in Spanish
The following AR verbs in Spanish will help you see how simple they can be and speak more naturally and freely in Spanish. They are considered regular verbs because the root doesn’t change when conjugated.
I’m including the verbs I hear people use the most, but please feel free to comment if you have any other favorite verbs that you like to use most! I also chose the verbs that are used in different countries of the Spanish-speaking world.
1. Abrazar – To hug, to hold, to embrace
Me gusta abrazar a mi madre cuando la veo.
I love to hug my mom when I see her.
2. Acabar – To end, to finish
Voy a acabar la universidad el otro año.
I will finish university next year.
3. Acordar – To agree, to remind, to remember
Me tengo que acordar de ir al banco.
I have to remember to go to the bank.
4. Almorzar – To have lunch
Almorzamos al mediodía.
We have lunch at noon.
5. Amar – To love
Amo a mi hijo.
I love my son.
6. Andar – To go, to walk, to take, to work, to feel, to be about
Andar usually means “to walk,” but it can also mean “to take” (as in a mode of transportation), or “to be about.”
Voy a andar caminando en Antigua, Guatemala.
I will be walking around Antigua, Guatemala.
7. Bailar – To dance
Me encanta bailar con mis amigos.
I love to dance with my friends.
8. Buscar – To search, to look for
El niño tiene que escuchar a su madre.
The child must listen to his mother.
9. Caminar – To walk
Me gusta salir a caminar todas las mañanas.
I like to go out for a walk every morning.
10. Cerrar – To close, to conclude, to turn off
Van a cerrar el restaurante temprano.
They will close the restaurant soon.
11. Cocinar – To cook
Disfruto cocinar en mi casa.
I enjoy cooking at home.
12. Dejar – To allow, to let, to leave, to lend
Voy a dejar de preocuparme por lo que no puedo controlar.
I’m going to stop worrying about what I cannot control.
13. Demostrar – To demonstrate, to prove
Te voy a demostrar cómo practicar yoga.
I will show you how to practice yoga.
14. Desear – To desire, to wish
Ella le va a desear suerte en el concurso.
She will wish them luck in the contest.
15. Empezar – To begin
Siempre hay que empezar algo nuevo con buena actitud.
One should always begin something new with a good attitude.
16. Enseñar – To teach, to show
Te voy a enseñar cómo aprender español.
I will teach you how to learn Spanish.
17. Encontrar – To find, to encounter
El hombre tiene que encontrar una solución al problema.
The man must find a solution to the problem.
18. Entrar – To enter, to fit
Voy a entrar al cuarto y descansar.
I will enter the room and rest.
19. Estudiar – To study
Hay que estudiar mucho para graduarse de la universidad.
You have to study a lot to graduate from university.
20. Explicar – To explain
Le tengo que explicar a la niña por que no puede salir sola.
I have to explain to the little girl why she can’t go out alone.
21. Expresar – To express
Me gusta expresar lo que siento sin miedo.
I like to express what I feel without fear.
22. Gustar – To like
Disfruto mucho viajar por el mundo.
I enjoy traveling around the world.
23. Hablar – To talk
Ella tiene que hablar con su madre.
She has to talk to her mom.
24. Invitar – To invite or to treat someone to something
Mi novio me va a invitar a almorzar hoy.
My boyfriend will treat me to lunch today.
25. Jugar – To play
El niño disfruta mucho jugar afuera.
The child enjoys playing outside.
26. Lavar – To wash
Voy a lavar la ropa sucia.
I will wash the dirty laundry.
27. Limpiar – To clean
Tengo que limpiar la casa una vez por semana.
I have to clean the house once a week.
28. Llorar – To cry, to whine
Voy a llorar cuando mi mejor amiga se vaya de Guatemala.
I will cry when my best friend leaves Guatemala.
29. Observar – To observe
Amo observar pinturas en un museo.
I love to observe paintings in a museum.
30. Ocupar – To occupy
El inquilino va a ocupar el apartamento nuevo.
The tenant will occupy the new apartment.
31. Olvidar – To forget
Quiero olvidar ese recuerdo doloroso.
I want to forget that painful memory.
32. Organizar – To organize
Me gusta organizar mi casa para poder sentir paz.
I enjoy organizing my house so I can feel peace.
33. Parar – To stop
Siempre hay que parar cuando hay un letrero de alto.
You should always stop when there’s a stop sign.
34. Pensar – To think
Es importante pensar antes de reaccionar.
It’s important to think before you react.
35. Practicar – To practice
La única manera de aprender español efectivamente es practicar regularmente.
The only way to learn Spanish effectively is by practicing regularly.
Practice Your AR Verbs in Spanish
These are some of the most popular and useful AR verbs in Spanish. Introduce them into your daily conversations and try conjugating them. Your Spanish will feel more natural every day!
The more you practice, the better your skill. And there’s no better way to practice than speaking to a native Spanish speaker today! Sign up for a free class with one of our certified teachers from Guatemala and start using AR verbs in Spanish today!
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