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Present Tense Regular Verbs

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*5 tips* to conjugate Spanish regular verbs in present tense easily and correctly


How to conjugate Spanish regular verbs in present tense

5 important tips to remember:



1. The root never changes

Since we are conjugating regular verbs, you DON'T HAVE TO WORRY about the initial part of the verb, which is the root (la raíz). IT STAYS THE SAME. It means that you have to memorize only the final for each person.

2. Yo = "o"

The first person singular (yo) is the easiest person. It always ends in "o", no matter if the verbs ends in "ar", "er" or "ir"

3. "ar" verbs: a a a a a,  "er" verbs: e e e e e.   However, "-ir" verbs: e e i i e,

Except for the first person singular which ends in "o", you need "a" in order to conjugate "ar" verbs like hablar. You need "e" in order to conjugate "er" verbs, like comer. However, pay attention to "ir" verbs, like vivir: they use the "e" to conjugate second and third person singular, "i" to conjugate first and second person plural, and "e" for the third person plural.

4. Memorize: final "s" for "tú" - final "mos" for "nosotros" - final "n" for ellos

The second person singular always ends in "s". The first person plural always ends in "mos" and the third person plural always ends in "n".

5. Vosotros = acute accent (tilde)   áis - éis - ís

Vosotros always ends in áis - éis - ís
Always put an acute accent on the "á" for "ar" verbs, "é" for "er" verbs and "í" for "ir" verbs.

Importan Note: vosotros is rarely used in Latin America. However it is frequently used in Spain.