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Spanish regular verbs in the present

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According to the subject that precedes them, English verbs have only two forms in the present: with and without -s. Spanish verbs also change according to the subject but they have many more different forms. Fortunately, regular verbs only follow three conjugation patterns.

Regular verbs have a root and an ending. There are three ending -ar, -er and -ir.

verb root ending
trabajar
to work
trabaj -ar
comer
to eat
com -er
vivir
to live
viv -ir

In the present tense, verbs are formed by a root and an ending; the latter ones are determined by the -ar, -er or -ir ending and the subject of the verb.

subject -ar -er -ir
yo
I
trabajo como vivo

you (sing.)
trabajas comes vives
él/ella/usted
he/she/you*
trabaja come vive
nosotros/nosotras
we
trabajamos comemos vivimos
ellos/ellas/ustedes
they/you (pl.)
trabajan comen viven
  • formal version of singular you. For more information on this topic, take a look at this post.

Practice your Spanish.

Try conjugating one Spanish verb you know according to all the subjects. For example: cantar, yo canto, tú cantas, él canta, nosotras cantamos, ellos cantan.


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1 year ago

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https://www.duolingo.com/ISpeakAlien
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Duolingo uses the Spanish flag to represent its Spanish course, but it excludes vosotr@s from its verb conjugations. Why?

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/ValLash85

I think it is because they teach Latin American Spanish, and it would be impossible to pu the flags of all Latin American countries that speal Spanish, right?

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/EvgeniyChe3
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And I think it's not to hard to add one more line in the table above... If they are so Latin American oriented, where is "vos" conjugation?

11 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/MathWizard129

Just to be clear the present tense verb conjugation for "vosotr@s" is -éis (ex. comer: vosotros coméis (you all eat)

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Marco353990

Helpful.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/.Mevlut
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Okey

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Ernest1693

cool

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https://www.duolingo.com/tavocarrera3
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ok

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/EvgeniyChe3
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Again, where is vosotros conjugation? And vos?

11 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/XxRTVTheHutterxX

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1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/XxRTVTheHutterxX

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