What you must know to Learn Spanish Verbs.

They can be tricky, but there is a key if you want to learn Spanish verbs in the shortest time possible. It can be a fun, enjoyable journey ... or an arduous slog.

I recommend the fun, enjoyable way, so read on. . .

To learn Spanish verbs, the quickest and most effective way, the key is in learning the patterns.

And there are lots.

Using modern Excelerated learning techniques you can learn verbs 2 to 3 times quicker and more effectively than traditional methods of learning Spanish verbs. One of the most effective ways to learn the families of verb patterns is by using memory triggers. Preferably in cartoon form.

Mastering verbs is a hugely important part of mastering a language and its fluency.

Spanish verbs are much more tricky than English. In English our grammar is tangled and tough, but in Spanish one of the biggest challenges is to learn Spanish verbs.

(But . . . just work with us here, don't give up yet, because there are some easy ways to master your goal to learn Spanish verbs).

Here are some of the little traps . . . .

In English we say, I talk, you talk, we talk, they talk. But we say he talks, it talks.

So the endings of the 'he, she and it' case is different.

In Spanish verbs all the endings are different for all the different pronouns. (I, you, we, he, she, it and they are pronouns).

The Spanish verb for 'to talk' is 'hablar'. So in the present tense in Spanish for 'talk' they say:

is used to address one person and used with friends, family and people you know well, or an adult addressing a child. It is the informal, singular case.
vosotros is used in the informal case where you are addressing more than one person. It is the informal, plural case.
Usted is used to address one person politely and respectfully. This might be your boss, an elder, someone you've just met, or a child addressing an adult like a teacher. This is the formal, singular case.
Ustedes is used in the formal, plural case where you are addressing more than one person.
hablar - to talk

  • yo hablo I talk
  • tú hablas you talk - informal
  • él habla he talks
  • Usted habla you talk - formal
  • nosotros hablamos we talk
  • vosotros habláis you talk - informal plural
  • ellos hablan they talk
  • Ustedes hablan you talk - formal plural

All the endings are different.

And there are 4 different forms of 'you'. See the lesson on Spanish Pronouns for a full explanation.

So not only do you have to learn the pronouns, you have to learn the endings for all the verbs.

And there are over 100 different endings for each verb.

Luckily they follow patterns, which make the learning of Spanish verbs easier but whichever way you look at it, it is a big, and on-going job.

Use an accelerated Spanish verb learning programme and you will more quickly learn, and REMEMBER the Spanish verb patterns.

And to make things more tricky for the beleaguered student of Spanish trying to learn Spanish verbs . . .

. . . the Hispanics make sure that you have to learn your verb endings, by dropping the pronouns in most speech and writing.

Put another way, because the verb ending is unique to the pronoun, they don't say it I, you, he, she, they, we etc unless it is not absolutely clear about who they are referring to.

You see, because if they say, for example, 'hablamos' (we talk), it must be 'nosotros hablamos' because the ending is unique to nosotros (we).

So if it is unique, they don't have to say 'nosotros'.

So they don't unless it is not obvious.

So this is one of the many things conspiring to making your job to learn Spanish verbs a big task.

The way to attack it is systematically, taking one concept at a time, learning the major patterns, and then learning the main constructions such as:

  • I am going to talk,
  • I was going to talk,
  • I had been talking,
  • I have been talking,
  • I would have been talking,
All of which are very useful and important patterns to learn for practical conversation, and an important part of the process when you learn Spanish verbs.

So to embark on the journey of learning Spanish verbs . . . . you need:

  • To learn Spanish verbs you need a good verb course that teaches you all the main patterns.
  • A system that tests you on the Spanish verbs that you have learned. The thing needs to be PC based.
  • A teacher with whom to practice your newly learned verbs in spoken action.
  • A verb reference book is handy, to check words up.
  • A system starting with the basic rules then building up in complexity.
  • A system that covers the 'irregular' patterns and forms as well as the 'regular' Spanish verbs.
  • You also need a 'rapid take-off' system to start with, which will give you some some basic ways to cover you for present, future and past tenses.

If you can find a better system let us know, so that we can publicise it.

Conjugation of Spanish Verbs

To conjugate any Spanish verb just enter the Spanish verb in to the Spanish Verb Conjugator.

Free Spanish Verb Conjugator Online

  1. Enter the verb infinitive in small letters (hablar, estar, ser, ver, ir).
    Please do not use capitals.
  2. Press Enter.


This wonderful Spanish Verb Conjugator has been provided by Verbix, and we thoroughly recommend you visit their site and check out their Verb Conjugation software which covers many, many foreign language verbs.

Tools such as the Spanish verb conjugator are fantastic for assisting in your Spanish studies while learning Spanish. However remember if you want to learn Spanish and speak Spanish you need to get this information in to your head.

This is where the tools such as those provided in a good 'Learn Spanish Verbs' type course are very important.

Learn Spanish verbs by learning the repeating patterns, and learn the patterns using modern accelerated learning techniques.

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