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).
This game is included in Spanish in a Basket.
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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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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.
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:
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
Estar– To be
Hacer – to do or to make
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