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The present progressive is the equivalent to the --ing form of the verb in English. It is used mostly when talking in Spanish. It means that the action.

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2 The present progressive is the equivalent to the --ing form of the verb in English. It is used mostly when talking in Spanish. It means that the action is happening right now.

3 Yo estoy hablando. I am talking. Nosotros estamos comiendo. We are eating.

4 Estar + gerund (ando/iendo)  Always use the form of estar or the tense doesn’t make sense.  Think of the --ando and the --iendo as the –ing we add to our verb. Yo estoy hablar habl hablando.

5 Infinitive English Gerund Pedir To ask for pidiendo Seguir To follow Siguiendo Repetir To repeat Repitiendo Servir To servir Sirviendo Sentir To feel Sintiendo Preferir To prefer Prefiriendo Venir To come Viniendo Decir To say Diciendo Dormir To sleep Durmiendo Morir To die Muriendo Ir To go yendo

6 It’s a no, no! Ejemplo: You are reading. Tú estás leer---leiendo-----leyendo. The middle “I” changes to “y”.

7 They are sleeping on the flight. She is traveling to Mexico. We are eating before boarding. Ellos están durmiendo en el vuelo. Ella está viajando a México. Nosotros estamos comiendo antes de abordar.


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