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1Present Tense of –ar Ending Verbs Chapter 3Español 1
2What 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
3Infinitives in Spanish 3. There are 3 types of infinitives in Spanish -ar-er-irWe will be learning about –ar first.
4Present 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
5THE STEM OF AN INFINITIVE 5. The stem of a verb is everything but the last two lettersHABLARSTEM
6THE 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)
7THE SUBJECT PRONOUNSince the ending of the verb in Spanish indicates who performs the action, the subjects (yo, tú, él, ella) are omitted..