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Verbs: Regular Present Conjugation of –ar verbs in Spanish
Present Tense Verbs The present tense in Spanish is equivalent to the present tense in English, although it has only a one word translation. In English the present tense is translated by: (1) verb meaning; (2) is, am, are + verb + ing; or (3) do/does + verb. However, all of theses are just a one word / verb translation in Spanish.
Examples (Por ejemplo): *Hablo (I speak, I **am speaking, I **do speak) Beben (they drink, they are drinking, they do drink) Viven (they live, they are living, they do live)
Regular Present Tense continued *Subject pronouns (yo, tú, él, etc.) are not always necessary; they are used for clarification and emphasis. ** Students learning Spanish must be careful not to translate the helping verbs in English into Spanish.
Verbs: Regular Tense/-ar The –ar verbs in the present tense are formed by taking the stem of the infinitive (habl-) and adding special endings, depending on the subject. Thus, just by hearing the endings of the verbs, its possible to infer the subject even without a pronoun. The stem is what is left over after taking off the –ar from the infinitive