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100 Most Common Reflexive Verbs In Spanish

Updated: Mar 1

  1. aburrirse to get bored​​

  2. acercarse a to get close to

  3. acordarse de to remember

  4. acostarse to lay down / to go to bed

  5. acostumbrarse a to get used to

  6. afeitarse to shave

  7. alegrarse to be glad / happy / pleased

  8. alejarse de to get away from

  9. animarse a to cheer up / to dare to do sth.

  10. apurarse to hurry

  11. aprovecharse de to take advantage of

  12. asustarse to get or become afraid

  13. atreverse a to dare to

  14. bañarse to take a bath / shower

  15. burlarse de to make fun of

  16. caerse to fall down

  17. calmarse to calm down

  18. cansarse (de) to get tired (of)

  19. casarse con to marry

  20. cepillarse to brush (hair, teeth)

  21. deprimirse to become depressed

  22. conformarse con to resign oneself to

  23. volverse to become / to turn into / to return

  24. darse cuenta de to realize

  25. dedicarse a to dedicate oneself to / to do for a living

  26. despedirse (de) to say goodbye

  27. despertarse to wake up

  28. desvestirse to undress

  29. dirigirse a to go to / make one's way toward / to address

  30. hacerse to become / to pretend

  31. divertirse to have fun

  32. dormirse to fall asleep / to oversleep

  33. ducharse to shower

  34. echarse a to begin (usually suddenly) to do sth / to break into

  35. enamorarse de to fall in love with

  36. encargarse de to take charge of or be responsible for

  37. encogerse (de hombros) to shrug (shoulders)

  38. encontrarse (con) to meet with / to run into sb.

  39. enfermarse to get sick

  40. enojarse to get or become angry

  41. enterarse de to find out, to realize

  42. exponerse a to expose oneself to or run the risk of

  43. fijarse to pay attention to / to take a look

  44. jugarse to risk (arriesgarse) (i.e ‘jugarse la vida’)

  45. lastimarse to get hurt or hurt oneself

  46. lavarse to wash (a body part)

  47. levantarse to get up

  48. maquillarse to put makeup on

  49. meterse en / con to get into / to pick on / to pick a fight with

  50. motivarse to become or get motivated to

  51. moverse to move oneself

  52. mudarse to move (change residence)

  53. negarse a to refuse to

  54. obsesionarse con to be or get obsessed with

  55. ocuparse de to look after

  56. olvidarse de to forget

  57. parecerse a to look like sb or sth

  58. peinarse to comb your hair

  59. ponerse to put on (clothing) / to get or become (+ adj.)

  60. ponerse de acuerdo to come to an agreement with someone

  61. preocuparse por to worry about

  62. prepararse to prepare to

  63. probarse to try on

  64. quebrarse to break (i.e, an arm, leg...)

  65. quejarse de to complain about

  66. quedarse to remain / to stay

  67. quemarse to burn (i.e, oneself, one's body)

  68. quitarse to take off (clothing, etc.)

  69. reírse de to laugh about

  70. resignarse a to resign oneself to

  71. romperse to break (i.e, an arm, leg...)

  72. secarse to dry (i.e, a body part)

  73. sentarse to sit down

  74. sentirse to feel

  75. servirse to help oneself to (i.e, food)

  76. suicidarse to commit suicide

  77. tratarse de to be about

  78. vestirse to get dressed

  79. marearse to get sick, to get dizzy

  80. irse to leave

  81. imaginarse to imagine

  82. preguntarse to wonder

  83. llamarse to be called

  84. verse to look or appear (+ adj. or adv. I.e, "te ves bien")

  85. distraerse to get distracted

  86. concentrarse to focus

  87. rendirse to give up

  88. relajarse to relax

  89. merecerse to deserve

  90. suponerse to suppose

  91. conectarse to connect

  92. destacarse to stand out

  93. recibirse / graduarse to graduate

  94. perderse to get lost

  95. cambiarse (de ropa) to change (clothing)

  96. adaptarse a to adapt, to adjust

  97. salirse con (la suya) to get away with

  98. subirse a to get on (the bus, etc.)

  99. tranquilizarse to relax

  100. equivocarse, confundirse to get sth wrong / confused


It's common to have reflexive verbs

right after non-reflexive verbs. If you are wondering where you should place the reflexive particles "me, te, se, nos", this mnemonic might help you remember

what to do with these little words:



When all you have is a conjugated

reflexive verb (as you can see in "*"),

the little words can only come before

the verb. Your only option.

However, when the reflexive verb

follows another verb (as in both "**"),

you have two options: they can come before the first verb (as a single word) or attached to the second verb -which is an infinitive (-ar, -er, -ir) or a gerund

(-ando, -iendo).

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