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Spanish –ar verbs
Verbs in General English and Spanish both conjugate verbs. They can be organized as first, 2 nd, and 3 rd person. If you need to, you may review the pronoun presentation on the main page. In English, we do not change the verb much according to the subject. In Spanish, the verb ending will often tell you who or what the subject is. Observe.main page
-ar verb endings o asaís a amos an 1rst person 3rd person 2nd person SingularPlural
How they change This is a rule you can use for any regular –ar verbs. To conjugate a regular –ar verb, drop the –ar and add the appropriate ending. The best way to see this is to demonstrate. We will be looking at the verb “hablar” (to talk) first, then “cantar” (to sing).
hablar (to sing) yo hablo tú hablas él habla ella habla Ud. habla nosotros hablamos nosotras hablamos (vosotros) hablaís (vosotras) hablaís ellos hablan ellas hablan Uds. hablan 1rst person 2nd person 3rd person Singular Plural
What it means: When you say either “Yo hablo” or “Hablo”, you are saying “I speak”. You will note that hablo is only associated with the subject pronoun “yo”. Similarly, when you say “Tú hablas” or “Hablas” you are saying “You speak”. Notice that it is important to include the subject pronoun when you use 3 rd person because the subject has different possibilities. “Habla” can mean “He speaks”, “She speaks”, or “You speak”.
Cantar (to sing) Yo canto tú cantas él canta ella canta Ud. canta ellos* cantan ellas** cantan Uds. cantan *mixed group or all guys**all girls vosotros* cantaís vosotras** cantaís nosotros* cantamos nosotras** cantamos 1rst person 2nd person 3rd person Plural Singular
Now it is time to learn. This is meant to be a review. If you have not studied it already, you may have difficulty. If you want to learn Spanish, you will need to learn the –ar verb endings. You can often tell what the subject is by the verb. Therefore in Spanish, it is not always necessary to include the subject. Memorize these verb endings.