Spanish grammar: The conjugation of regular verbs in the present tense

Learning how to use the Spanish regular verbs in the present tense is fundamental to communicate in Spanish and you need to know them well before learning the conjugation of the irregular verbs which we will deal with in one of the next posts.

In this videotutorial Irene explains you the three groups of conjugations in which all the regular Spanish verbs can be classified. Pay attention to the pronunciation and the emphasis of the verb forms, too. Further down you will find a conjugation chart with the example verbs and the endings of each group that you can apply to any other regular verb in Spanish. To do so, use the stem of the verb (the stem of “practicar” is “practic”) and add the corresponding ending. Once you know the endings the best thing to do is practice, practice, practice.

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We hope you understood Irene’s explanation. As in the face-to-face classes in our language school she explains everything in Spanish. This way you learn the grammar and at the same time you train the skills of listening and comprehending the Spanish language. Your mind gets used to thinking in Spanish and building your questions in Spanish. According to our experience and the most relavant scientific studies the use of the target language in the second language class is the most effective method for learning a foreign language.

The following chart will be useful for you in learning to use the endings of the Spanish verbs in the present tense. You can save it and have it always on hand on your mobile phone, on your computer or on paper.

And now it’s time for practice!

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Authors: Irene Cañas Moreno and Anja Dibbert

4 Responses to “Spanish grammar: The conjugation of regular verbs in the present tense”

  1. Kay Webb Harrison

    La presentación es excelente. Como ex-profesora de español, yo usaba una semejante. Sugiero que Irene deba indicar que hay que quitar la terminación -AR, -ER, o -IR del infinitivo antes de poner la terminación correcta del presente. También es buena idea utilizar colores distintos de tinta para cada conjugación.

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      Gracias por tu comentario, Kay, y por tu propuesta de hacer hincapié en quitar la terminación del infinitivo antes de poner la terminación del presente. Es algo tan evidente que a veces se nos olvida mencionar. Vamos a probar con diferentes colores de tinta para cada conjugación, a ver qué tal. Gracias de nuevo por tu crítica constructiva entre compañeras. Saludos, Irene

  2. Jeru

    Muy buena explicación.
    Gracias por la explicación tan sencilla. Me lo apunto para ayudar yo a más alumnos de español.

    • Academia Pradoventura

      Me alegra que esta explicación te sirva para explicarles este tema a tus alumnos de una forma más sencilla.


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