Spanish Reflexive Verbs List

Most Common and Everyday Examples



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A list of common regular Spanish verbs,

A list of common Spanish stem changing verbs (otherwise-regular),

A list of everyday Spanish irregular verbs.



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A

Regular
in all tenses

*indicates regular-sounding
but with spelling changes

A

Irregular
in at least one tense

** indicates regular apart from a stem change
# indicates additional spelling changes

 
Spanish
English

 
abonarse
  to subscribe
abonar
  to credit

 
abrazarse*
  to hug each other
abrazar*
  to hug

 
aburrirse
  to get bored
aburrir
  to bore

 
acercarse*
  to approach
acercar*
  to bring closer

 
acostumbrarse
  to get used to something
acostumbrar
  to be in the habit of doing something

 
afeitarse
  to shave oneself
afeitar
  to shave

 
aficionarse
  to become interested in something
aficionar
  to get someone (else) interested in something

 
alarmarse
  to be alarmed
alarmar
  to alarm

 
alegrarse
  to be pleased / glad
alegrar
  to liven up

 
alejarse
  to move away / distance oneself
alejar
  to move (further) apart

 
animarse
  to cheer up
animar
  to encourage

 
apartarse
  to move out of the way
apartar
  to separate

 
apoderarse
  to seize (control)
apoderar
  to give authority to someone

 
apoyarse
  to support (oneself)
apoyar
  to lean (an object on something else)

 
apresurarse
  to hurry (oneself)
apresurar
  to speed up

 
aprovecharse
  to take advantage / exploit
aprovechar
  to make the most of something

 
apuntarse
  to enroll
apuntar
  to take note

 
apurarse
  to hurry (oneself)
apurar
  to hurry

 
arreglarse
  to get dressed / made up
arreglar
  to fix

 
arrodillarse
  to kneel

  (always reflexive)

 
asomarse
  to lean out / look out
asomar
  to emerge

 
asustarse
  to be frightened
asustar
  to frighten

 
atreverse
  to dare

  (always reflexive)

 
ausentarse
  to make oneself absent

  (always reflexive)

   

 
Spanish
English
     
abstenerse
  to abstain

  (always reflexive)

 
acordarse**
  to remember
acordar**
  to agree

 
acostarse**
  to go to bed
acostar**
  to put to bed

 
arrepentirse**
  to regret

  (always reflexive)

 
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B

Regular
in all tenses

*indicates regular-sounding
but with spelling changes



 
Spanish
English

 
bajarse
  to be lowered / to climb down / to get off (something)
bajar
  to lower

 
bañarse
  to bathe oneself
bañar
  to bathe

 
besarse
  to kiss one another
besar
  to kiss

 
borrarse
  to be erased
borrar
  to erase

 
burlarse
  to make fun of someone
burlar
  to outwit

   

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C

Regular
in all tenses

*indicates regular-sounding
but with spelling changes

C

Irregular
in at least one tense

**indicates regular apart
from a stem change

 
Spanish
English

 
callarse
  to become quiet / shut up
callar
  to silence

 
calmarse
  to calm oneself
calmar
  to calm / relieve

 
cambiarse
  to get changed
cambiar
  to change

 
cansarse
  to get tired
cansar
  to tire

 
casarse
  to get married
casar
  to marry

 
cepillarse
  to brush oneself
cepillar
  to brush

 
comportarse
  to behave
comportar
  to entail

 
comprarse
  to buy oneself something
comprar
  to buy

 
comprometerse
  to commit to doing something
comprometer
  to compromise (a situation)

 
concentrarse
  to concentrate (the mind)
concentrar
  to concentrate (a substance or one's efforts)

 
conformarse
  to be satisfied
conformar
  to satisfy

 
constiparse
  to catch a cold

  (always reflexive)

 
contentarse
  to be satisfied
contentar
  to please

 
cortarse
  to cut oneself
cortar
  to cut

 
creerse*
  to believe something
creer*
  to believe in someone or something

   

 
Spanish
English

 
caerse
  to fall (person)
caer
  to fall (object)

 
compadecerse
  to feel sorry for oneself
compadecer
  to feel sorry for someone

 
complacerse
  to take pleasure
complacer
  to please

 
conducirse
  to conduct oneself
conducir
  to lead / drive

 
convertirse
  to convert oneself (into something / someone else)
convertir
  to convert (something into something else)

 
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D

Regular
in all tenses

*indicates regular-sounding
but with spelling changes

D

Irregular
in at least one tense

**indicates regular apart
from a stem change

 
Spanish
English

 
dañarse
  to be damaged
dañar
  to damage

 
deberse
  to be caused by
deber
  to owe

 
decidirse
  to make up one's mind
decidir
  to decide

 
dedicarse*
  to devote oneself
dedicar*
  to dedicate something

 
deformarse
  to deform itself (or oneself)
deformar
  to deform

 
dejarse
  to leave an aspect of oneself alone
dejar
  to leave

 
deprimirse
  to become depressed
deprimir
  to depress

 
desmayarse
  to faint
desmayar
  to become demoralized

 
desnudarse
  to undress oneself / strip off
desnudar
  to undress / strip (someone else)

 
desorientarse
  to become disoriented
desorientar
  to confuse

 
despreciarse
  to be wasted
despreciar
  to scorn

 
dirigirse*
  to head towards something / somewhere
dirigir*
  to lead / direct

 
disculparse
  to apologize
disculpar
  to excuse

 
disgustarse
  to feel displeased / dislike
disgustar
  to dislike / displease someone (else)

 
divorciarse
  to get divorced
divorciar
  to divorce

 
ducharse
  to have a shower
duchar
  to give someone (else) a shower

   

 
Spanish
English

 
darse
  to give oneself (+ lots of Spanish expressions)
dar
  to give

 
despedirse
  to say goodbye
despedir
  to dismiss

 
despertarse**
  to wake up
despertar**
  to wake (someone else)

 
desvestirse
  to undress oneself
desvestir
  to undress (someone else)

 
detenerse
  to stop oneself
detener
  to detain / arrest

 
disponerse
  to prepare oneself to do something
disponer
  to prepare / be prepared to do something

 
divertirse
  to amuse oneself / have fun
divertir
  to amuse

 
dolerse**
  to hurt somewhere in particular
doler**
  to hurt

 
dormirse
  to fall asleep
dormir
  to sleep

 
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E

Regular
in all tenses

*indicates regular-sounding
but with spelling changes

E

Irregular
in at least one tense

** indicates regular apart from a stem change
# indicates additional spelling changes

 
Spanish
English

 
echarse
  to throw oneself
echar
  to throw / throw out

 
emborracharse
  to get drunk
emborrachar
  to get someone (else) drunk

 
emocionarse
  to be moved / touched (emotionally)
emocionar
  to move / touch (emotionally)

 
empeñarse
  to make an effort
empeñar
  to pawn

 
enamorarse
  to fall in love
enamorar
  to win the heart of

 
encargarse*
  to manage / take care of someone or something
encargar*
  to (place an) order

 
encogerse*
  to shrink oneself / itself
encoger*
  to shrink

 
enfadarse
  to get angry
enfadar
  to anger someone (else)

 
enfermarse
  to fall ill (oneself)
enfermar
  to fall ill (someone else)

 
enterarse
  to find out (something)
enterar
  to notify someone

 
entusiasmarse
  to become enthusiastic / get excited
entusiasmar
  to fill with enthusiasm

 
equivocarse*
  to make a mistake (oneself)
equivocar*
  to make a mistake (of something)

 
escaparse
  to escape (oneself)
escapar
  to escape / get away

 
exasperarse
  to get worked up / become exasperated
exasperar
  to exasperate

 
explicarse*
  to express oneself
explicar*
  to explain

   

 
Spanish
English

 
encontrarse**
  to meet up
encontrar**
  to find

 
esforzarse**#
  to try hard / strive to achieve something
esforzar**#
  to force / strain

 
entenderse**
  to understand / agree with one another
entender**
  to understand

 
entristecerse
  to become sad (oneself)
entristecer
  to be saddened by something

 
escribirse
  to write to one another
escribir
  to write

 
exponerse
  to expose oneself (to risks / the elements)
exponer
  to exhibit

 
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F

Regular
in all tenses

*indicates regular-sounding
but with spelling changes



 
Spanish
English

 
fastidiarse
  to damage / ruin (slang)
fastidiar
  to bother / upset

 
fiarse*
  to trust (someone)
fiar*
  to rely (on someone)

 
figurarse
  to imagine / think (used mainly in expressions)
figurar
  to figure / make an appearance

 
fijarse
  to pay attention (to something) / notice
fijar
  to fix (in place)

 
fracturarse
  to fracture a part of oneself
fracturar
  to fracture

 
fumarse
  to smoke (with emphasis on the individual doing the action)
fumar
  to smoke (in general)

   

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H

Regular
in all tenses

*indicates regular-sounding
but with spelling changes

H

Irregular
in at least one tense

**indicates regular apart
from a stem change

 
Spanish
English

 
habituarse*
  to become used to something / someone
habituar*
  to be used to something / do something regularly

   

 
Spanish
English

 
hacerse
  to make oneself something
hacer
  to make

   



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A

Regular
in all tenses

*indicates regular-sounding but with spelling changes


 
Spanish
English

 
abonarse
  to subscribe
abonar
  to credit

 
abrazarse*
  to hug each other
abrazar*
  to hug

 
aburrirse
  to get bored
aburrir
  to bore

 
acercarse*
  to approach
acercar*
  to bring closer

 
acostumbrarse
  to get used to something
acostumbrar
  to be in the habit of doing something

 
afeitarse
  to shave oneself
afeitar
  to shave

 
aficionarse
  to become interested in something
aficionar
  to get someone (else) interested in something

 
alarmarse
  to be alarmed
alarmar
  to alarm

 
alegrarse
  to be pleased / glad
alegrar
  to liven up

 
alejarse
  to move away / distance oneself
alejar
  to move (further) apart

 
animarse
  to cheer up
animar
  to encourage

 
apartarse
  to move out of the way
apartar
  to separate

 
apoderarse
  to seize (control)
apoderar
  to give authority to someone

 
apoyarse
  to support (oneself)
apoyar
  to lean (an object on something else)

 
apresurarse
  to hurry (oneself)
apresurar
  to speed up

 
aprovecharse
  to take advantage / exploit
aprovechar
  to make the most of something

 
apuntarse
  to enroll
apuntar
  to take note

 
apurarse
  to hurry (oneself)
apurar
  to hurry

 
arreglarse
  to get dressed / made up
arreglar
  to fix

 
arrodillarse
  to kneel

  (always reflexive)

 
asomarse
  to lean out / look out
asomar
  to emerge

 
asustarse
  to be frightened
asustar
  to frighten

 
atreverse
  to dare

  (always reflexive)

 
ausentarse
  to make oneself absent

  (always reflexive)

   
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A

Irregular
in at least one tense

** indicates regular apart from a stem change
# indicates additional spelling changes


 
Spanish
English
     
abstenerse
  to abstain

  (always reflexive)

 
acordarse**
  to remember
acordar**
  to agree

 
acostarse**
  to go to bed
acostar**
  to put to bed

 
arrepentirse**
  to regret

  (always reflexive)


 


B

Regular
in all tenses

*indicates regular-sounding but with spelling changes


 
Spanish
English

 
bajarse
  to be lowered / to climb down / to get off (something)
bajar
  to lower

 
bañarse
  to bathe oneself
bañar
  to bathe

 
besarse
  to kiss one another
besar
  to kiss

 
borrarse
  to be erased
borrar
  to erase

 
burlarse
  to make fun of someone
burlar
  to outwit


   


C

Regular
in all tenses

*indicates regular-sounding but with spelling changes


 
Spanish
English

 
callarse
  to become quiet / shut up
callar
  to silence

 
calmarse
  to calm oneself
calmar
  to calm / relieve

 
cambiarse
  to get changed
cambiar
  to change

 
cansarse
  to get tired
cansar
  to tire

 
casarse
  to get married
casar
  to marry

 
cepillarse
  to brush oneself
cepillar
  to brush

 
comportarse
  to behave
comportar
  to entail

 
comprarse
  to buy oneself something
comprar
  to buy

 
comprometerse
  to commit to doing something
comprometer
  to compromise (a situation)

 
concentrarse
  to concentrate (the mind)
concentrar
  to concentrate (a substance or one's efforts)

 
conformarse
  to be satisfied
conformar
  to satisfy

 
constiparse
  to catch a cold

  (always reflexive)

 
contentarse
  to be satisfied
contentar
  to please

 
cortarse
  to cut oneself
cortar
  to cut

 
creerse*
  to believe something
creer*
  to believe in someone or something

   
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C

Irregular
in at least one tense

** indicates regular apart from a stem change
# indicates additional spelling changes


 
Spanish
English

 
caerse
  to fall (person)
caer
  to fall (object)

 
compadecerse
  to feel sorry for oneself
compadecer
  to feel sorry for someone

 
complacerse
  to take pleasure
complacer
  to please

 
conducirse
  to conduct oneself
conducir
  to lead / drive

 
convertirse
  to convert oneself (into something / someone else)
convertir
  to convert (something into something else)


 


D

Regular
in all tenses

*indicates regular-sounding but with spelling changes


 
Spanish
English

 
dañarse
  to be damaged
dañar
  to damage

 
deberse
  to be caused by
deber
  to owe

 
decidirse
  to make up one's mind
decidir
  to decide

 
dedicarse*
  to devote oneself
dedicar*
  to dedicate something

 
deformarse
  to deform itself (or oneself)
deformar
  to deform

 
dejarse
  to leave an aspect of oneself alone
dejar
  to leave

 
deprimirse
  to become depressed
deprimir
  to depress

 
desmayarse
  to faint
desmayar
  to become demoralized

 
desnudarse
  to undress oneself / strip off
desnudar
  to undress / strip (someone else)

 
desorientarse
  to become disoriented
desorientar
  to confuse

 
despreciarse
  to be wasted
despreciar
  to scorn

 
dirigirse*
  to head towards something / somewhere
dirigir*
  to lead / direct

 
disculparse
  to apologize
disculpar
  to excuse

 
disgustarse
  to feel displeased / dislike
disgustar
  to dislike / displease someone (else)

 
divorciarse
  to get divorced
divorciar
  to divorce

 
ducharse
  to have a shower
duchar
  to give someone (else) a shower

   
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to return to top of Spanish reflexive verbs list


D

Irregular
in at least one tense

** indicates regular apart from a stem change
# indicates additional spelling changes


 
Spanish
English

 
darse
  to give oneself (+ lots of Spanish expressions)
dar
  to give

 
despedirse
  to say goodbye
despedir
  to dismiss

 
despertarse**
  to wake up
despertar**
  to wake (someone else)

 
desvestirse
  to undress oneself
desvestir
  to undress (someone else)

 
detenerse
  to stop oneself
detener
  to detain / arrest

 
disponerse
  to prepare oneself to do something
disponer
  to prepare / be prepared to do something

 
divertirse
  to amuse oneself / have fun
divertir
  to amuse

 
dolerse**
  to hurt somewhere in particular
doler**
  to hurt

 
dormirse
  to fall asleep
dormir
  to sleep


 


E

Regular
in all tenses

*indicates regular-sounding but with spelling changes


 
Spanish
English

 
echarse
  to throw oneself
echar
  to throw / throw out

 
emborracharse
  to get drunk
emborrachar
  to get someone (else) drunk

 
emocionarse
  to be moved / touched (emotionally)
emocionar
  to move / touch (emotionally)

 
empeñarse
  to make an effort
empeñar
  to pawn

 
enamorarse
  to fall in love
enamorar
  to win the heart of

 
encargarse*
  to manage / take care of someone or something
encargar*
  to (place an) order

 
encogerse*
  to shrink oneself / itself
encoger*
  to shrink

 
enfadarse
  to get angry
enfadar
  to anger someone (else)

 
enfermarse
  to fall ill (oneself)
enfermar
  to fall ill (someone else)

 
enterarse
  to find out (something)
enterar
  to notify someone

 
entusiasmarse
  to become enthusiastic / get excited
entusiasmar
  to fill with enthusiasm

 
equivocarse*
  to make a mistake (oneself)
equivocar*
  to make a mistake (of something)

 
escaparse
  to escape (oneself)
escapar
  to escape / get away

 
exasperarse
  to get worked up / become exasperated
exasperar
  to exasperate

 
explicarse*
  to express oneself
explicar*
  to explain

   


E

Irregular
in at least one tense

** indicates regular apart from a stem change
# indicates additional spelling changes


 
Spanish
English

 
encontrarse**
  to meet up
encontrar**
  to find

 
esforzarse**#
  to try hard / strive to achieve something
esforzar**#
  to force / strain

 
entenderse**
  to understand / agree with one another
entender**
  to understand

 
entristecerse
  to become sad (oneself)
entristecer
  to be saddened by something

 
escribirse
  to write to one another
escribir
  to write

 
exponerse
  to expose oneself (to risks / the elements)
exponer
  to exhibit


 


F

Regular
in all tenses

*indicates regular-sounding but with spelling changes


 
Spanish
English

 
fastidiarse
  to damage / ruin (slang)
fastidiar
  to bother / upset

 
fiarse*
  to trust (someone)
fiar*
  to rely (on someone)

 
figurarse
  to imagine / think (used mainly in expressions)
figurar
  to figure / make an appearance

 
fijarse
  to pay attention (to something) / notice
fijar
  to fix (in place)

 
fracturarse
  to fracture a part of oneself
fracturar
  to fracture

 
fumarse
  to smoke (with emphasis on the individual doing the action)
fumar
  to smoke (in general)


   


H

Regular
in all tenses

*indicates regular-sounding but with spelling changes


 
Spanish
English

 
habituarse*
  to become used to something / someone
habituar*
  to be used to something / do something regularly

   
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H

Irregular
in at least one tense

** indicates regular apart from a stem change
# indicates additional spelling changes


 
Spanish
English

 
hacerse
  to make oneself something
hacer
  to make

   



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