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IR + A + Infinitive How to say you are going to do something.
ir You remember how to conjugate the verb ir: Yo voyNosotros/as vamos Tú vasVosotros/as vais Él/ella/Ud. vaUds./ellos/ellas van
ir + a + location If you want to say you are going to a specific place, use the ir + a + location formula. – For example, if you want to say, I am going to the park in Spanish you would say, Voy al parque.
Reminder To say at the, in Spanish, you would put a + el or a + la.
A + Definite Article (el, la, las) Remember that if a comes before the article el, it transforms into al. – a + el = al (example: al parque (a + el = al))
A + definite article If a comes before the article la, it does not change. -a + la = a la (example: a la biblioteca (a + la= a la)) If a comes before las then it stays as a las.
Practice ir + a + location How would you say: – I am going to the gym. Voy al gimnasio. (a + el = al)
Practice ir + a + location – They are going to the beach. Van a la playa.
More Practice with ir + a + location – We are going to the mountains. Vamos a las montañas.
ir + a + location – They are going to the swimming pool. Van a la piscina.
ir + a + location – He is going to the country. Él va al campo.
Infinitives What is an infinitive? – The infinitive is the un-conjugated form of a verb.
Infinitives – In English, to be to go or to have are all examples of un-conjugated verbs.
Infinitives In Spanish, infinitives are the un-conjugated verbs that end in –ir, -er, or –ar. For example, ir, nadar, and hablar are un-conjugated verbs.
ir + a + infinitive If you want to say you are going to do something, you would use the formula, ir + a + infinitive.
Example of ir + a + infinitive For example, if you wanted to say, I am going to swim, then you would say – Voy a nadar.
Steps to using ir + a + infinitive I am going to swim at the swimming pool. – Step 1: First, find your subject in the sentence. I is your subject. So conjugate ir in the I form to say I am going… 1. Voy
Step 2: – Add a behind the conjugated form of ir 2. Voy a
Step 3: – Put the infinitive, to swim behind a. 3. Voy a nadar
Step 4: Then, put a la piscina to say at the swimming pool. 4. Voy a nadar a la piscina.
Practice with ir + a + infinitive I am going to read at the library. – Voy a leer a la biblioteca.
Practice with ir + a + infinitive She is going to walk in the mountains. – Ella va a caminar a las montañas.
More examples (más ejemplos) They are going to shop at the mall. – Ellos van a ir de compras al centro comercial.
More examples (más ejemplos) We are going to swim at the beach. – Vamos a nadar a la playa.
More examples (más ejemplos) You all are going to see a movie. – Uds. van a ver la película.