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you don't translate it word for word its like sign language they don't use all the little words in between like it is stuff like that only use the big words. to translate Spanish to English you have to insert words they don't use word for word like English speakers...sorry if this is confusing for anyone
In Spanish, there are three categories of regular verbs. The category is determined by the last two letters of the infinitive:
-ar verbs (like hablar)
-er verbs (like comer)
-ir verbs (like escribir)
The infinitive is the base form of the verb, such as to speak, to eat, to live, etc. In Spanish, all infinitives end in -ar, -er, or -ir.
To conjugate a verb means to manipulate the infinitive so that it agrees with the different possible subjects. The three different types of verbs conjugate differently.
Hola mnramirez: There are many tenses. Some people count 14,others say 16 or so. But anyway, each verb has different forms in each tense. It is too much to explain here in a short discussion post, but for example: "I eat" is "como", but "I ate" is "comí" and "I will eat" is "comeré". If you continue with Duo, you will see the various tenses introduced as you go along. If you are serious about learning Spanish, almost all courses or classes that I have ever taken or taught, the required book was "501 Spanish Verbs". It is indispensable for learning Spanish. It is available on Amazon or at most good bookstores. (There are also different verb books such as "The Big Red Book of 555 Spanish Verbs", also "Spanish Verb Tenses" by Dorothy Richmond is very good because she explains them very well, not just lists them like the others.) Good luck . Buena Suerte. Chau.