Spanish tenses

Some of the Spanish verbs you should be focusing on are: ser, estar, tener, querer, poder, decir, dar, hacer, saber, traer … And any others that you notice coming up frequently in your conversations.Then, you should learn the regular -ar, -er and -ir endings for the present tense.This is, by far, the most important tense. Knowing the present tense well will make all other tenses much easier to learn. In particular the subjunctive tenses.


After the present tense, I think that the preterite and imperfect are of equal importance. In many areas of Latin America, people hardly ever use the future tense. Instead, they use "*ir a*..." The most difficult part of Spanish are the subjunctive and conditional tenses. Unless you're already pretty much fluent, I wouldn't recommend investing much time in them. People will understand you even if you don't use them.