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1 IR + A + Infinitive How to say you are going to do something.

2 ir You remember how to conjugate the verb ir: Yo voyNosotros/as vamos Tú vasVosotros/as vais Él/ella/Ud. vaUds./ellos/ellas van

3 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.

4 Reminder To say at the, in Spanish, you would put a + el or a + la.

5 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))

6 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.

7 Practice ir + a + location How would you say: – I am going to the gym. Voy al gimnasio. (a + el = al)

8 Practice ir + a + location – They are going to the beach. Van a la playa.

9 More Practice with ir + a + location – We are going to the mountains. Vamos a las montañas.

10 ir + a + location – They are going to the swimming pool. Van a la piscina.

11 ir + a + location – He is going to the country. Él va al campo.

12 Infinitives What is an infinitive? – The infinitive is the un-conjugated form of a verb.

13 Infinitives – In English, to be to go or to have are all examples of un-conjugated verbs.

14 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.

15 ir + a + infinitive If you want to say you are going to do something, you would use the formula, ir + a + infinitive.

16 Example of ir + a + infinitive For example, if you wanted to say, I am going to swim, then you would say – Voy a nadar.

17 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

18 Step 2: – Add a behind the conjugated form of ir 2. Voy a

19 Step 3: – Put the infinitive, to swim behind a. 3. Voy a nadar

20 Step 4: Then, put a la piscina to say at the swimming pool. 4. Voy a nadar a la piscina.

21 Practice with ir + a + infinitive I am going to read at the library. – Voy a leer a la biblioteca.

22 Practice with ir + a + infinitive She is going to walk in the mountains. – Ella va a caminar a las montañas.

23 More examples (más ejemplos) They are going to shop at the mall. – Ellos van a ir de compras al centro comercial.

24 More examples (más ejemplos) We are going to swim at the beach. – Vamos a nadar a la playa.

25 More examples (más ejemplos) You all are going to see a movie. – Uds. van a ver la película.


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