Spanish Regular Verbs

In this Spanish grammar lesson you will learn how to conjugate regular AR verbs in the present tense.  The video is all in Spanish, so try to follow along with the explanation, then use the transcript and English translation below to check your comprehension.

*This video is a sample video made from our full Spanish Immersion Course – Episode 1 Grammar videos.  The entire episode is available as a subscription service.

Spanish & English

En español existen verbos de tres grupos:
Existen verbos terminados en AR
Como CANTAR, cantar una canción
Verbos terminados en ER
Como COMER, comer paella
Verbos terminados en –IR
Como VIVIR, vivir en España

Para conjugar un verbo, debemos conocer su infinitivo, nos indica a qué grupo pertenece. Y después quitamos la terminación (cant-AR) y añadimos las terminaciones de las personas.

Yo canto
cantas
Él/Ella/Usted cantas
Nosotros/as cantamos
Vosotros /as cantáis
Ellos/as/Ustedes cantan

*Las terminaciones de los verbos en –AR, empiezan con –a-

Otros verbos usuales en –AR, son:

Cocinar– Cocinar una paella

Faltar– Aquí falta el color amarillo

Visitar– Yo visito el parque, visito Egipto, visito Nueva York

Caminar– Tú caminas por la ciudad con tu perro

Disfrutar– Ellos disfrutan de la boda / El niño disfruta jugando.

Necesitar– Necesito lavar mi ropa / Él necesita agua

¡AHORA TÚ!

-Vamos a practicar con Hayley, nuestra estudiante de español.
-¿Estás preparada?
-Si, estoy lista.

-¡Vamos allá!

Por ejemplo:
-YO + CANTAR =CANTO
Yo canto una canción

-TÚ + VISITAR =VISITAS
Tú visitas el Palacio Real de Madrid

-ELLOS +NECESITAR = NECESITAN
Ellos necesitan dos euros para el metro

-NOSOTROS + CAMINAR=CAMINAMOS
Nosotros caminamos con el perro

In Spanish exists verbs from three groups:
{There} exist verbs ending in AR
Like TO SING, to sing a song
Verbs ending in ER
Like TO EAT, to eat paella
Verbs ending in IR
Like TO LIVE, to live in Spain

To conjugate a verb, we must know its infinitive, which indicates to us what group it pertains. And after we take off the ending and we add the endings of the people ……………………

I sing
You sing
He/She/You-formal sings
We  sing
You all  sing
They /You all-formal sing

*The endings of the verbs in AR begin with “a”

Other verbs ending in AR are:

To cook – to cook a paella

To miss/lack – Here lacks the color yellow

To visit – I visit the park, I visit Egypt, I visit New York

To walk – To walk for {around} the city with your dog

To enjoy – They enjoy the wedding / The child enjoys playing

To need–I needtowashmyclose/He needs water

NOW YOU!

-We are going to practice with Hayley, our Spanish student
-Are you ready?
-Yes, I am ready

-Let’s go there! {Here we go!}

For example:
I + TO SING = I SING
I sing a song

YOU + TO VISIT = YOU VISIT
You visit Real Palace of Madrid

THEY + TO NEED = THEY NEED
They need two Euros for the metro

WE + TO WALK = WE WALK
We walk with the dog

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