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The Present - Regular Verbs

 

The present tense is used in two cases:

 

1) When you want to talk about something that is happening now.

2)   When you want to talk about something that happens on a regular basis.

 

The present tense of regular verbs is easy to form.  You take the verb in the infinitive (ending AR / ER / IR), take off the AR / ER or IR ending and add on the endings according to whom you want to talk about to the stem.

 

Here are the endings (in capitals):

 

HABLAR

VIVIR

COMER

HablO

VivO

ComO

HablAS

VivES

ComES

HablA

VivE

ComE

HablAMOS

VivIMOS

ComEMOS

HablÁIS

VivÍS

ComÉIS

HablAN

VivEN

ComEN

 

Por ejemplo

 

Yo hablo español                      -        I speak Spanish

Ana vive en Madrid                 -        Ana lives in Madrid

Mis amigos comen cereales      -        My friends eat cereals

 

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