Some Spanish -iar verbs are pronounced with stress on the “i,” and therefore need an acute accent on that letter in certain conjugations.
Spanish verbs that end in -uar are conjugated with the same endings as regular -ar verbs, but most -uar verbs require an accent in certain conjugations.
Acabar is a regular -ar verb meaning “to finish, complete, come to an end.”
What just happened? You can explain what happened in the recent past with the construction acabar de + infinitive, the Spanish equivalent of “to have just done.”
The reflexive construction, used mainly with pronominal verbs, can also be used passively to describe accidental and unplanned occurrences. This is called la voz media in Spanish.
Test yourself on Spanish verb moods (indicative, subjunctive, infinitive, gerund) with this fill-in-the-blanks exercise:
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Caer – to fall – is irregular in the first person singular.
Spanish verb conjugations can be divided into two categories: simple tenses and compound tenses, and the latter can be further divided into two categories: progressive tenses and perfect tenses.
The conditional is one of the simplest Spanish verb forms. There is only one set of endings and most verbs – even those which are irregular in the present tense – use their infinitive as the root of the conjugation.
The conditional is a verb mood used for actions that are not guaranteed to occur, often because they are dependent on certain conditions. It is equivalent to "would" in English.