Presentation on theme: "Present progressive tense"— Presentation transcript:
1 Present progressive tense To be + present participle
2 In EnglishThe present progressive tense is used to say that something is happening now. You make it by using a form of to be with a verb that ends in –ing, called a present participleThey are singingI am buyingWhat are you eating?
3 In SpanishUse the present tense of the verb estar + the present participle to form the present progressive.
4 How do I form a present participle? To make a present participle,1. drop the end of the infinitive2. add –ando for ar verbs or –iendo for er/ir verbs.comprar comprandoComer comiendoVender vendiendo
5 For exampleI am selling the car Yo form of estar + present participle of vender Estoy vendiendo el coche. He is buying cookies. Él está comprando galletas.
6 With reflexive pronouns Reflexive pronouns can be placed either before the conjugated form of estar or attached to the end of the present participle.I am getting readyEstoy arreglándome orMe estoy arreglando
7 Spelling changesWhen the stem of an er/ir verb ends in a vowel change the –iendo to –yendoLeer-leyendoTraer-trayendoSome –ir verbs change vowels in the stem of the present participle formDormir-durmiendoDecir-diciendo
8 Fill in the correct present participle Yo estoy _____________ (hablar)Nosotros estamos ______________(cantar)Él está ______________(comer)Ellos están _________( correr)Yo estoy ___________(escuchar)
9 Form the present progressive (estar + present participle) I am getting upHe is taking a showerWe are getting readyThe children are brushing their teeth