Regular -er Verbs

Verbos regulares

-ER verbs are the second biggest category of regular Spanish verbs. To conjugate an -er verb, remove the infinitive ending and then add the appropriate endings, as follows:

Singular          Plural
1st person     yo -o   nosotros  -emos
2nd person -es   vosotros -éis
3rd person él -e   ellos -en

Thus to conjugate aprender, you would remove the infinitive ending to find the radical aprend and then add the appropriate endings:

APRENDER Singular          Plural
1st person    yo aprendo   nosotros  aprendemos
2nd person aprendes   vosotros aprendéis
3rd person él aprende   ellos aprenden

Common regular -er verbs

aprender   to learn
barrer   to sweep
beber   to drink
comer   to eat
comprender   to understand
correr   to run
deber   to have to, should
leer   to read
meter   to put, insert
prender   to catch, turn on
romper   to break
temer   to fear, dread
toser   to cough
vender   to sell

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.

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