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Help on Conjugating Verbs.

Does anyone know an easy way of remembering how to conjugate verbs with ar, ir, and er?

4 years ago

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ar verbs:

-o

-as

-a

-amos

-an

er verbs:

-o

-es

-e

-emos

-en

ir verbs:

-o

-es

-e

-imos

-en

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/rspreng

a bit more complicated in Spain

4 years ago

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and it was hard for me to remember vosotros forms

4 years ago

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I get this, its just hard to remember at the top of my mind.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/rspreng

You'll probably benefit from getting used to checking the grammar section at www.studyspanish.com

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Its_your_bae

Thanks.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Hucklebeary

As dynamic_puppy listed, those there are the rules and you gotta get those down pat. I personally have also been learning the vosotros forms because, why not? It's really just a matter of practice. The rules are simple enough, you just have to drill them. You're only on level 2 so don't freak out over the fact that they're not memorized yet. It'll come, just work on it. It should only take a couple of 5-10 minute practice sessions before you have the hang of it.

Also, pay attention to the fact that -er and -ir are virtually identical. The only difference is in the nosotros form (and vosotros if you're learning peninsular rules).

so really it's only 2 groups you have to memorize. -ar and -er verbs. Then just keep a mental note that -ir verbs in nosotros forms have -imos instead of -emos.

So here's some links

Regular -ar verbs

Regular -er verbs

Regular -ir verbs

Go through the list on each page, write down each verb and then write out the conjugations. Actually write them (or type them) and include the pronoun first.

example:

Caminar - To walk. Regular -ar verb.

  • yo - camino
  • tú - caminas
  • el/ella/usted - caminar
  • nosotros(as) - caminamos
  • vosotros(as) - caminás
  • ellos(as)/ustedes - caminan

Cantar - To sing. Regular - ar verb

  • Yo - canto
  • tú - cantas
  • etc...
  • etc...

Just do that for a bunch of the regular verbs from those links. Heck, do all of em. When you write them out though, don't just get into a groove and mindlessly conjugate all the forms. Know what they're saying. Know that vivimos is 1st person plural and means "we live". Not just "oh, that's the nosotros form of vivir".

Personally I kept a verb document from the beginning of my studies here on Duo and for every verb I learned I entered it in the document and proceeded to write out every single conjugation. And it's still getting bigger.

Before you know it, it's just 2nd nature. And don't worry about irregular verbs. Some of those have no rhyme or reason and you just have to memorize them. Others have clear rules that you'll learn (or figure out) that let's you know what verbs will convert to irregular forms in the 1st person only or in the 1st 2nd and 3rd persons. It's pretty cool stuff. But get the hang of these regulars first.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/OnesimusUnbound

in tablet or phone, you can practice using a spanish conjugating app.

on laptpp, you can access this site: http://www.spaleon.com. It is divided by tense, then for each tense, you can focus on common verbs, irregular verbs. however, you're limited to less than 30 verbs, though, I think, they're enough to get you started.

4 years ago
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