Is your dream power super speed?
Do you love action?
You do not need to be the Flash to combine all your favorite things. All you need are flashcards.
Okay, they might not have quite as much adventure and spandex as your favorite superheroes.
But if you use Spanish verb flashcards, they will certainly be action-packed… literally.
Flashcards are a great way to learn new vocabulary in a flash.
So if you want to learn Spanish verbs quickly, flashcards might be just the learning tool you are looking for.
Here are some super resources to use flashcards to learn Spanish verbs.
Why Use Flashcards to Learn Spanish Verbs?
First and foremost, flashcards will help you learn new vocabulary, making them perfect for learning new verbs. And you will need to know plenty of them. After all, no sentence is complete without one!
Learning the verbs is just the first step—you need to know how to use them, too. Flashcards can help you memorize verb conjugations, too.
Remembering conjugations can be challenging. Doing them quickly in a real conversation can be even more challenging.
But whether you are trying to learn simple present tense or more advanced tenses, you can use flashcards to help you reinforce conjugations and train your brain to use them better, faster.
Finally, flashcards can help reinforce challenging rules. For instance, you might use flashcards to help you remember when to use different conjugations, to learn tricky conjugations or to study irregulars.
How to Get the Most out of Your Spanish Verb Flashcards
Focus on commonly-used verbs until you get more advanced.
It is helpful to focus on the most common verbs first because they are common for a reason: You are likely to need them often.
You can find plenty of online resources to help you determine which verbs to start with.
Linguasorb has a ranked list of the 100 most common Spanish verbs, complete with audio pronunciations and conjugations.
If that is not enough vocabulary for you, check out EnglishnSpanish.com‘s alphabetical list of 500 of the most common Spanish verbs.
Pay particular attention to irregular verbs.
Since irregular verbs break common patterns, they can often be challenging for students. If you pay careful attention to these when studying your flashcards, they will start to come as second nature.
Linguasorb has your back again with a list of some of the most common irregulars, along with their pronunciations and conjugations.
BusinessSpanish.com also offers a helpful guide to help you detect common patterns among irregular verbs.
Practice conjugations, not only definitions.
Conjugating on the spot can be difficult, so as you go through your flashcards, try to conjugate every verb you see for as many verb tenses as possible—or focus on one tense at a time, but really make sure you know it.
This will make conjugating during a conversation more natural and less challenging.
Don’t know a conjugation? SpanishDict has over 10,000 verb conjugations, so you are bound to find the information you need.
Now that you know how to use them, check out these seven flashcard resources!
7 Spanish Verbs Flashcard Resources for Memorable Learning
Sporcle is a user-generated website that focuses on quizzes.
However, some of its more educational quizzes have a unique, flashcard-esque approach: Rather than going through one card at a time, you simply click a word to connect it to its corresponding meaning.
On Sporcle, you can put together your own sets to study whatever verbs you need to, but there are also some terrific existing sets.
For instance, you can test your knowledge of some common verbs by trying the flashcard set/quiz combo titled “Can you pick the Spanish verbs that match up to the given meanings?”
Quizlet is another user-generated site that is dedicated to helping each other learn.
You can use Quizlet to build your own vocabulary flashcard set or study using existing sets like “501 Verb,” “100 Most Common Spanish Verbs” and “Basic Spanish Verbs.”
Quizlet’s flashcards allow you a lot of customization. You can decide which language you see words in or even choose to see both languages simultaneously.
Plus, sets can even include audio for more well-rounded learning. If you want to branch out, you can also test yourself on the vocabulary words and/or play fun learning games.
If you are looking for an in-context, multimedia flashcard experience, FluentU offers uniquely captivating features.
FluentU takes authentic videos—like music videos, movie trailers, news and inspiring talks—and turns them into personalized language learning lessons.
Each video includes interactive subtitles, which is where the beauty of FluentU’s flashcards comes in. Click on any word to see the definition, example sentences and an associated image. Better yet, you can see other videos that use the word for plenty of authentic context.
Every word can be added to your own flashcard deck, which you can then use in adaptive quizzes. These quizzes fuse videos, images and example sentences into exercises for compelling, in-context learning.
Regardless of your learning level, FluentU can adjust to your needs: As you study, an algorithm tracks your learning in and presents you with level-appropriate questions and targeted questions.
Use FluentU in your browser or download the app for on-the-go learning.
StudySpanish.com offers simple, easy-to-read information can be made into flashcards.
The information is grouped into digestible chunks. If you want to flip through a more standard deck, you can print out the page.
The set linked to above focuses on important verbs, their conjugation and common problems that students struggle with. This makes this set exceptionally useful since you can simultaneously learn important words and also address potential problem areas.
“Trend Enterprises Inc. Verbos”
If you cannot resist the feel of a nice, solid flashcard set, Trend Enterprises offers a physical flashcard set for purchase.
This set contains 96 cards with common Spanish verbs.
On one side of each card, you will see the Spanish verb and an image that depicts its meaning. The other side displays the verb and a sentence that uses the present tense yo (I) form.
Study the meaning and basic usage of each verb, or make the set even more useful for you by adding your own sentences for other forms and tenses.
Brainscape is a flashcard app that uses spaced repetition to show you flashcards at intervals. In fact, it claims to double your learning speed.
The app also allows you to set goals and track your progress for a little extra motivation.
You can create your own flashcards and even share them with your friends. However, Brainscape also offers “curated” sets, like Spanish Verbs Genius, which features conjugations for over 200 common verbs.
You can get Brainscape for iOS devices and Android devices.
AnkiApp is a popular flashcard app that can help you prioritize which verbs you need to study more. How efficient!
It asks you to rank your confidence with different cards. Anki also uses spaced repetition, so the verbs you are less confident with will show up more often during study sessions, until you have learned them well.
Cards have the ability to include audio, images and text for more memorable learning.
You can make your own cards but you can also import flashcard sets from other sources, including Quizlet, so there will be plenty of Spanish verb options to choose from.
AnkiApp is available in your browser but you can also get the iOS app or find it in the Play Store.
Bonus: Make Your Own Spanish Verbs Flashcards
If you do not find any flashcards you like or simply prefer a personal touch, you can always make your own flashcards.
Several of the websites and apps listed above allow users to create their own content, but you are not limited to just that!
Creating physical flashcards can be a fun and educational process. The time it takes you to make the cards can be valuable study time, reinforcing the content you put on the cards.
Plus, if you make them yourself, you will always have the exact material you want on the card. All you need is some index cards, motivation and maybe a little bit of glitter (for educational reasons).
It is time to get a little action in your life. Look no further than these easy-to-use resources to pack your Spanish vocabulary full of great verbs!