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Present Tense ~ El Presente
The Spanish present tense, called el presente, is quite similar in usage to the English present tense.
El presente is used to express:
El presente has three different English equivalents. The English helping verbs to be and to do are not translated into the Spanish present tense.
If you want to emphasize the fact that something is happening right now, you can use the present progressive:
To learn how to conjugate verbs in the presente and test yourself, please see these related lessons: