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"llamo" and "llamando"


I don't quite understand the difference between the Spanish words, "llamo" for "I call" and "llamando" which also means "I call" or "I am calling". Both of them are talking about a thing that is happening right now.

Best Regards, Gerhard

June 14, 2018



Strictly speaking, "llamo" translates to "I call" and "Estoy llamando" translates to "I am calling."

Spanish tends to use "llamo" when an English speaker would say "I am calling" so Duolingo allows "llamo" to be translated as either "I call" or "I am calling."


I don't know if this is this is a correct translation for all english -ing words, but :

  • llamando : calling.
  • bailando: dancing
  • escribiendo : typing
  • leendo: reading

Take a look at: http://www.spanishdict.com/answers/245448/grammar-rules-of-ing-words#a708560

Some Bailando here Enrique Iglesias - Bailando (EspaƱol) ft. Descemer Bueno, Gente De Zona https://youtu.be/NUsoVlDFqZg

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