027 Spanish Conjugating Regular Verbs

Verbs in Spanish end in -ar, -er or -ir.  Before a verb is conjugated, it is called the infinitive.  Removing the last two letters gives you the stem of the verb (cantar is the infinitive to sing, while cant– is the stem.)  To conjugate regular verbs in the present tense, add these endings to the stems:

-ar                                                 -er                                              -ir

o            amos                               o             emos                           o             imos

as          áis                                   es           éis                                es           ís

a            an                                   e             en                                e             en

Remember that verbs do not require the subject pronouns, so just canto means I sing.  Here are some more regular verbs:

-ar verbs                                -er verbs                                              -ir verbs

bailar            to dance           aprender             to learn                    vivir                to live

desear           to want             comer                  to eat                       escribir           to write

escuchar       to listen            correr                  to run                       compartir      to share

estudiar         to study            leer                      to read                     recibir            to receive

hablar           to speak            vender                 to sell

practicar       to practice        beber                   to drink

tomar            to take              comprender        to understand

viajar            to travel
To make sentences negative, simply put no in front of the verb.



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