Presentation on theme: "Present progressive tense"— Presentation transcript:
1Present progressive tense To be + present participle
2In EnglishThe present progressive tense is used to say that something is happening now. You make it by using a form of to be with a verb that ends in –ing, called a present participleThey are singingI am buyingWhat are you eating?
3In SpanishUse the present tense of the verb estar + the present participle to form the present progressive.
4How do I form a present participle? To make a present participle,1. drop the end of the infinitive2. add –ando for ar verbs or –iendo for er/ir verbs.comprar comprandoComer comiendoVender vendiendo
5For exampleI am selling the car Yo form of estar + present participle of vender Estoy vendiendo el coche. He is buying cookies. Él está comprando galletas.
6With reflexive pronouns Reflexive pronouns can be placed either before the conjugated form of estar or attached to the end of the present participle.I am getting readyEstoy arreglándome orMe estoy arreglando
7Spelling changesWhen the stem of an er/ir verb ends in a vowel change the –iendo to –yendoLeer-leyendoTraer-trayendoSome –ir verbs change vowels in the stem of the present participle formDormir-durmiendoDecir-diciendo
8Fill in the correct present participle Yo estoy _____________ (hablar)Nosotros estamos ______________(cantar)Él está ______________(comer)Ellos están _________( correr)Yo estoy ___________(escuchar)
9Form the present progressive (estar + present participle) I am getting upHe is taking a showerWe are getting readyThe children are brushing their teeth