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A Guide to Spanish Conjugations

On many translation discussions, I have seen many people being confused about the differences between words like "beber" and "bebemos." Well, if you're one of those people, look no further! I'll try my best to educate you guys on Spanish conjugations, based on my knowledge from Spanish class.

According to Your Dictionary, "Conjugated verbs are verbs which have been changed to communicate one or more of the following: person, number, gender, tense, aspect, mood, or voice." In other words, conjugations are used to match verbs with their subjects. In this guide, I will only put down present tense conjugations in Spanish for verbs ending in -er and -ar, since my knowledge in Spanish is very limited. If you would like to add on to this, feel free to do so. Please correct me if I'm wrong, I would appreciate the help. :)

To use a conjugation for verbs ending in "er" and "ar", replace the "er/ar" part in the verb with the following conjugations. For example, "comer" would turn in to "comemos" and "bailar" would turn into "bailamos."


<h1>Conjugations for Verbs Ending in -er</h1>
  • Yo (I): -o

Example: Yo bebo. (I drink.)

  • Tú (You): -es

Example: Tú bebes. (You drink.)

  • Él, ella, usted (He, she, you [formal]): -e

Example: Ella bebe. (She drinks.)

  • Nosotros, nosotras (We): -emos

Example: Nosotros bebemos. (We drink.)

  • Vosotros (You all for Spain): -éis

Example: Vosotros bebéis. (We drink.)

  • Ellos, ellas, ustedes (They, you all): -en

Example: Ellos beben. (They drink.)

The same goes for verbs ending in -ar, but replace "e" in each conjugation with "a".


Hope this helps, and have an awesome day! :D

3 years ago

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https://www.duolingo.com/ElimGarak

https://www.duolingo.com/comment/6162231 I wrote this earlier to help others, it should also take care of -ar and -ir verbs in the regular present tense.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/procrastinitis

Whoops, didn't see that. But that's okay, the more the better, right? I could delete it if you want, though.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/ElimGarak

I think it's great that you created a guide as well, if you hadn't I wouldn't have had a chance to post mine, which is much older and was lost to the board. If you delete your topic, then mine will get lost again.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/procrastinitis

Okay, I see what you mean. Thanks for letting me know. :)

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Luxerne
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In the present tense, regular '-ir' verbs are also conjugated the same as '-er' verbs, with the exception of nosotros form. I think vosotros might change, but I wouldn't know because I speak Mexican Spanish.


Nosotros becomes 'imos' instead of 'emos'


Some Examples:

I will use the verbs tomar, beber, and escribir to demonstrate the regular present indicative tense conjugations. I will not show vosotros form because I do not know any of it :P


Tomar - to take, to drink (casual) --- The stem is 'tom'

  • Yo tomo
  • Tú tomas
  • Él/Ella/Ud. toma
  • Nosotros tomamos
  • Ellos/Ellas/Uds. toman

Beber - to drink (formal) - The stem is 'beb'

  • Yo bebo
  • Tú bebes
  • Él/Ella/Ud. bebe
  • Nosotros bebemos
  • Ellos/Ellas/Uds. beben

Escribir - to write - The stem is 'escrib'

  • Yo escribo
  • Tú escribes
  • Él/Ella/Ud. escribe
  • Nosotros escribimos
  • Ellos/Ellas/Uds. escriben

See how 'escribir' becomes 'escribimos' instead of 'escribemos?'

I hope this in addition to the OP helps you guys with conjugating in the present indicative tense~

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/procrastinitis

Thanks for adding on to it! :) By the way, you didn't have to use all those tildes for those lines. Do this instead:

--- becomes:


Make sure to press "enter" before and after you type it in, or else nothing is going to happen. :)

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Luxerne
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Thanks for this tip~

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/procrastinitis

You're welcome! Here, have some more formatting codes.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/misspriscilla

This was a helpful read. Thank you!

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/procrastinitis

You're welcome! I'm glad you find it helpful. :D

3 years ago

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it is useful, thank you

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/procrastinitis

You're welcome. :)

3 years ago