Regular -ir Verbs

Verbos regulares

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

Singular       

Plural

1st person     yo -o nosotros  -imos
2nd person -es vosotros -ís
3rd person él -e ellos -en

Thus to conjugate abrir, you would remove the infinitive ending to find the radical abr- and then add the appropriate endings:

ABRIR

Singular       

Plural

1st person    yo abro nosotros  abrimos
2nd person abres vosotros abrís
3rd person él abre ellos abren

Common regular -ir verbs

abrir   to open
añadir   to add
asistir   to attend
describir   to describe
discutir   to discuss
escribir   to write
interrumpir   to interrupt
ocurrir   to occur
partir   to leave
recibir   to receive
subir   to go up, climb
sufrir   to suffer
vivir   to live

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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