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Los Verbos Regulares

Present tense conjugations of regular –AR, ER and IR verbs

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Subject Pronouns Singular

Plural

yo

nosotros

tĂş

X

ĂŠl / ella / Ud.

ellos / ellas / Uds.

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El Infinitivo In the dictionary, you will find the … INFINITIVE form

The infinitive of the verb means… “TO __________” (action)

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Every verb has 2 parts: STEM

Hablar Practicar Comer

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ENDING

Beber Vivir Escribir

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To form the present tense there are 2 steps: 1- We drop the infinitive ending (the –ar, -er or –ir) 2- We add the correct new ending to the root/stem

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hablar

Por ejemplo‌:

hablar hablo

hablamos

hablas habl a

habl an 6


comer

Por ejemplo‌:

com er como

com emos

comes com e

com

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vivir

Por ejemplo‌:

viv ir viv o

viv imos

viv es viv e

viv en 8


También… Since the form of the verb indicates who is doing the action, you can often omit the subject pronoun. Especially with nosotros. EX: (yo) Hablo español. (tú) Bailas bien. (Nosotros) Bailamos mucho.

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TambiÊn‌ When translated from Spanish to English, there can be more than 1 meaning.

Yo bailo

I dance I do dance I am dancing

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TambiÊn‌ When translated from Spanish to English, there can be more than 1 meaning. ella bebe

She drinks She does drink She is drinking

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TambiÊn‌ When translated from Spanish to English, there can be more than 1 meaning. Nosotros escribimos

We write We do write We are writing

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También… When asking a question, the subject and verb often switch places

¿Canta Taylor Swift?

Si, Taylor canta.


Regular verbs  

PPT to review Spanish conjugations of regular, present tense Ar/Er/Ir verbs

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