Spanish Verb Conjugation

Learning Spanish verb conjugation is germaine, for a comprehensive study of Spanish. It is the foundation for academic study.

For young children, it is best to let them learn as much as possible naturally. From hearing Spanish and by “doing” the verbs.

Here is a Spanish learning game for Spanish verbs:

Gave each child a plush animal and follow the directions:

Walk – and say Yo camino. Make your animal walk and say – tú caminas. Now walk together with your stuffed animal and say … nosotros caminamos -- we walk.

Jump and say – Yo salto. Make your stuffed animal jump and say – tú saltas.Now jump together with your stuffed animal and say – nosotros saltamos.

Run and say – Yo corro. Make your stuffed animal run and say - tú corres. Run together with your stuffed animal and say – nosotros corremos.

Now go to sleep and say – Yo duermo. Make your stuffed animal go to sleep and say… tú duermes. Now both of you go to sleep and say – nosotros dormimos.

Buenas noches (Good night).

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Regular Present Tense Verbs

Spanish verbs are divided into three categories: ar verbs such as hablar (to speak). ER verbs such as beber (to drink) and IR verbs such as escribir (to write).

In the present tense, Spanish verb conjugation is follows:

For regular present tense AR Spanish verbs such as hablar (to speak), drop the AR ending and you have the stem- Habl. Then add the following endings to the stem and you have the Spanish verb conjugation. Note that in conversation, the subject pronoun is usually not used. For example: Hablo español (I speak Spanish).

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I speak Hablo We speak Hablamos
You speak Hablas You speak Habláis
He/She speaks Habla They speak Hablan

The following AR Spanish verbs are conjugated the same way, in the present tense.

  • aceptar – to accept
  • bañar – to bathe
  • bailar – to dance
  • cantar – to sing
  • caminar - to walk
  • cenar - to eat dinner
  • cocinar -too cook
  • comprar - to buy
  • entrar - to enter
  • escuchar - to listen
  • esperar - to wait
  • estudiar - to study
  • lavar - to wash
  • limpiar - to clean
  • llevar - to wear
  • nadar - to swim
  • preguntar - to ask
  • trabajar - to work
  • viajar – to travel



    Regular Present Tense ER Spanish Verbs

    Beber is the infinitive and means to drink. Drop the ER ending; the stem is – beb. Add the endings to the stem and you have the Spanish verb conjugation.

    I drink Bebo We drink Bebemos
    You drink Bebes You drink Bebéis
    He/She drinks Bebe They drink Beben

    The following ER Spanish verbs are conjugated the same way, in the present tense.
  • apprender - to learn
  • comer - to eat
  • comprender - to understand
  • temer - to be afraid of
  • vender - sell



    Regular Present Tense IR Spanish Verbs

    Vivir is the infinitive and means to live. Drop the IR ending; the stem is viv. Follow the pattern below:

    I live Vivo We live Vivimos
    You live Vives You live Vivís

    He/She lives Vive They live Viven



    Irregular Spanish Verbs

    There are many irregular Spanish verbs to learn. Start by learning the following common irregular verbs, for the present tense.

  • Ir – To go
    I go Voy We go Vamos
    You go Vas You go Vais
    He/She goes Va They go Van



  • Estar– To be
    I am Estoy We are Estamos
    You are Estás You are Estáis
    He/She is Está They are Están



  • Hacer – to do or to make
    I make Hago We make Hacemos
    You make Haces You make Hacéis
    He/She makes Hace They make Hacen



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