Regular -ar Verbs

Regular Spanish verbs
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Verbos regulares

The largest category of regular Spanish verbs is those that end in -ar. To conjugate them, remove the infinitive ending and then add one of the following verb endings:

Singular         Plural
1st person    yo-o nosotros -amos
2nd person-as vosotros-áis
3rd personél-a ellos-an

Thus to conjugate hablar, you’ll remove the infinitive ending to find the radical habl– and then add the appropriate endings:

HABLARSingular         Plural
1st person   yohablo nosotros hablamos
2nd personhablas vosotroshabláis
3rd personélhabla elloshablan

Note that the conjugations for -AR, -ER, and -IR verbs are very similar. Where -AR verbs have an A, -ER verbs have an E. -IR verbs are identical to -ER verbs except in the nosotros and vosotros forms.

Common regular -ar verbs

amar to love
ayudar to help
bailar to dance
cambiar to change
cantar to sing
dejar to leave
entrar to enter
esperar to wait, hope
expresar to express
ganar to win, earn
gastar to spend, waste
hablar to speak
lavar to wash
limpiar to clean
llamar to call
llevar to take, to wear
mandar to order
marchar to walk
mirar to watch, look
montar to climb
nadar to swim
olvidar to forget
pagar to pay
parar to stop
preparar to prepare
quedar to stay
tirar to pull, draw
tomar to take, drink
trabajar to work
viajar to travel

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