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1 Present Tense of –ar Ending Verbs Chapter 3Español 1
2 What is an infinitive?An infinitive is the un-conjugated form of a verb.Any verb that has the word “to” before it is considered an infinitive when not part of a sentence. Ex. to buy, to talk, to look, to need, to carry, to wear
3 Infinitives in Spanish 3. There are 3 types of infinitives in Spanish -ar-er-irWe will be learning about –ar first.
4 Present tense of –ar verbs SINGULAR4. All verbs, or action words, in Spanish belongto a specific family. Verbs whoseinfinitive ends in -ar are called first conjugationverbs.necesitarcomprarbuscarhablarmirarpagar
5 THE STEM OF AN INFINITIVE 5. The stem of a verb is everything but the last two lettersHABLARSTEM
6 THE STEM OF AN INFINITIVE Identify the STEM in the following infinitivesCantar (to sing)Necesitar (to need)Comprar (to buy)Mirar(to look at)Bailar (to dance)Llevar (to wear/take/carry)
7 THE SUBJECT PRONOUNSince the ending of the verb in Spanish indicates who performs the action, the subjects (yo, tú, él, ella) are omitted..