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Presentación de verbos
Verbs are action words that express the action (He runs) or state of being (I am tired) of a sentence. They are one of the main parts of speech.
Spanish verbs have to be “conjugated” or “inflected”; that is, changed according to how they are used. They have five to six different conjugations for each tense and mood.
The basic form of a verb is called the infinitive and is the name of the verb. The English infinitive is “to” followed by a verb, while the Spanish infinitive is a single word with one of three infinitive endings (-ar, –er, or –ir). These can then be further divided into
A) Regular verbs, which follow a standard pattern of verb conjugations:
|1.||-ar||hablar||(to speak)||Regular -ar verbs|
|2.||-er||vender||(to sell)||Regular -er verbs|
|3.||-ir||partir||(to leave)||Regular -ir verbs|
B) Stem-changing verbs, which take the same endings as regular verbs, but undergo spelling changes in the radical* of some conjugations.
C) Irregular verbs, which have unique conjugations.
When you encounter a new verb, be sure to learn its infinitive, which is used as the basis for just about everything you do with it. (The Spanish Verb Deconjugator can help!)
* Most Spanish verbs are conjugated by removing the infinitive ending to find the "radical" or "root" (e.g.,
Spanish Verb Conjugations
- What is verb conjugation?
- Regular -ar verbs
- Regular -er verbs
- Regular -ir verbs
- Top 12 irregular verbs
- Tenses, moods, voices
- Verb conjugation tables
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