by Sr. Davalos
Before you learn how to conjugate verbs in Spanish, we need to understand what an infinitive verb is. An infinitive verb is the basic form of a verb.
In English, the infinitive has to the word "to" in front of it.
to talk to eat to write
In Spanish, the infinitive can end in either "-ar" , "-er" or "-ir"
hablar comer escribir
In English, infinitives have the word ___ in front of them.
In Spanish, infinitives end in...
In Spanish, the present tense is formed by changing the ending of the verb.
To form the present tense of a regular verb, drop the ending (-ar,-er,-ir) and add the appropriate ending.
Here are the conjugation charts for -AR, -ER, and -IR verbs in the Present Tense.
Conjugate "hablar" in the "yo" form
Conjugate "comer" in the "ella" form
Conjugate "vivr" in the "ustedes" form
-each conjugation has a specific translation
(ella cannot go with hablar, or hablo because they mean very different things)
-not conjugating verbs when you should results in an awkward phrase
Yo hablar = I to talk
yeah, it isn't completely correct
-Accent marks matter. Do not forget them on the word "tú" and the conjugation endings for vosotros "áis" / "éis" / "ís".
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