Spanish Present Perfect Irregular Spanish Verb Conjugation

Now, we’ll take a look at the Spanish irregular have verbs. Like with other irregulars, the best way to learn the “have irregulars” is to go over them enough until you get an ear for them and get them into your memory.

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You may want to repeat the next few lessons until you feel comfortable with these Spanish irregular verbs. Are you ready?

The verb ver (to see) changes to: visto
abrir (to open) changes to: abierto
escribir (to write) changes to: escrito
morir (to die) changes to: muerto
volver (to return) changes to: vuelto
romper (to break) changes to: roto
poner (to put/place) changes to: puesto

The next set of irregulars both have a “ch”.

The first one hacer (to do/ make) changes to: hecho
decir (to say/ tell) changes to: dicho

The next set of verbs are almost regular, and even sound regular. They just add an accent to the letter “i”.

The verb creer (to believe) creído
traer (to bring) traído
leer (to read) leído
caer (to fall) caído

Our Final set of three irregular have verbs are completely new to Level II. We haven’t covered them anywhere yet. But for the irregular have verbs to be complete, we need to learn them. They are:

to cover cubrir
to resolve resolver
to discover descubrir

With those new verb infinitives in mind, let’s look at their irregular have forms.

The verb to cover in Spanish is cubrir, and the have form is cubierto
to resolve in Spanish is resolver, and the have form is resuelto
to discover is Spanish is descubrir, and the have form is descubierto

As you continue on to the next practice session, you will get to practice the irregular have verbs you learned in this lesson.

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Now we’ll practice the irregular have verbs. Remember, as we practice them - one of the keys is to hear them enough that you tune your ear to be able to recognize them. Just a reminder that you always put the direct object (lo, las, and so forth) in front of have verbs. Are you ready? Here we go.

I have seen it. Lo he visto
(Marta) You have opened it (la ventana) La has abierto
He has written it (la carta) La ha escrito
She had died Ha muerto
(Sra. Valdez) You haven’t returned No ha vuelto
We have broken them (los vasos) Los hemos roto
They have put it there. Lo han puesto allí
All of you have never done it Nunca lo han hecho
I have never said it Nunca lo he dicho
(Martín) You have always believed it Siempre lo has creído
He has never brought it Nunca lo ha traído
She had read them (los libros) Los ha leído
(Sr. Mendes) You have fallen down (reflexive) Se ha caído
We have covered them (las personas) Las hemos cubierto
They have resolved it (el problema) Lo han resuelto
All of you have never discovered anything Nunca han descubierto nada
I have never seen her Nunca la he visto
(María) You have never opened it (el paquete) Nunca lo has abierto
He has always written letters Siempre ha escrito cartas
She has never died Nunca ha muerto
(Sra. Cárdenas) You have always returned Siempre ha vuelto
We have broken it (el lápiz) Lo hemos roto
They have put it here Lo han puesto aquí
All of you have done a lot Han hecho mucho
I haven’t ever told anyone Nunca he dicho a nadie
(Martín) You have covered it (la comida) La has cubierto
He has resolved the problem Ha resuelto el problema
She has discovered it (el dinero) Lo ha descubierto

If you feel pretty comfortable with these verbs, you can go on to the next section. Otherwise, continue to review this section until these words begin to sound more natural to you.