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Verbs in the present tense In Spanish verbs are categorized by their endings In Spanish there are 3 types of verbs.. AR, IR, ER You can categorize verbs based on the last two letters of the infinitive form of a verb.
Categorize 1) Caminar: to walk 2) Conocer: to know 3) Cocinar: to cook 4) Beber: to drink 5) Tocar: to play (instrument) 6) Vivir: to live 1) Caminar: to walk …(AR) 2) Conocer: to know (ER) 3) Cocinar: to cook (AR) 4) Beber: to drink (ER) 5) Tocar: to play (AR) (instrument) 6) Vivir: to live (IR)
Forms For each verb there are 5 common forms … Since each form is different, it is not necessary to use a subject pronoun. The verb endings identifiy who the subject is. Analyze the following chart with Spanish/English Subject pronouns PersonSingularPlural 1 st person I Yo We nosotros nosotras 2 nd person You t ú x 3 rd personHe / She / You formal Él/ Ella/ usted They / You guys formal Ellos / ellas / ustedes
AR verbs have specific form endings o yo I amos nosotros/as We as tú you a él/ella/usted He/she an ellos/ellas/ ustedes They To conjugate AR verbs means to transform the infinitive to include the subject In English you say… I speak You speak He speaks We speak They speak In Spanish you say… Hablo Hablas Habla Hablamos Hablan
To conjugate step by step 1) Take the infinitive 2) Identify the verb (ar, er, ir) 3) Remove the last two letters from the infinitive 4) Add the appropriate ending based on the form that you need. 1) Bailar (to dance) 2) Bailar (AR) 3) Bail 4) Bailo… I dance Bailas… You dance Baila… He/she dances Bailamos… We dance Bailan … They dance
Practice conjugating the following Tomar :to drink/take Cantar: to sing Estudiar: to study