How to Conjugate Spanish Verbs Spanish is an extremely useful language to learn, but many students struggle in the classroom. One of the hardes part is learning how to conjugate Spanish verbs. After this skill has been mastered, the language becomes much easier to understand and to use. This guide gives the basics of verb conjugation. There are three categories of verbs, all determined by the last two letters of the infinitive form. Verbs end in -ar, -er, or -ir. The infinitive form of the verb is the base of the verb and means to do something. For example, the verb hablar means to speak. There are six forms of a verb, although five are used primarily. Using the verb hablar again, it can be conjugated to say I speak, you speak, he/she/it speaks, we speak, all of you speak, and they speak. These six forms are fairly easy to learn. The key to spanish verb conjugation is understanding how to use the different forms. For verbs that end in -ar such as hablar, always start by dropping the stem, leaving habl-. Then choose from the endings depending of the form. The forms are as follows For verbs that end in -ar I-o You-as He/She/It-a We-amos All of You-ais Them-an For verbs that end in -er or ir I-o You-es He/She/It-e We-emos All of You-eis Them-en If students can remember these stems, they will understand the basics of verb conjugations. For example, if a person wants to say “We talked” they would take the verb hablar and remove the stem, leaving habl-. Then they would choose the verb form that means we, the -amos ending. Putting this onto the stem results in hablamos. The best way to practice is to choose a variety of verbs and practice changing the stems. This will familiarize students with the verb tenses. While this may seem difficult at first, a few hours of practice will be enough to familiarize students with these forms. spanish verb conjugator is one of the most straight-forward lanuages, but there are always exceptions to the basic verb rules. Some verbs have unusual conjugations and will not follow these rules. While there are not very many of them, they are also important to learn. Verbs such as Ir and Ser have a different conjugation. This verb is conjugated as follows:voy, vas, va, vamos, vais, van. When learning verb conjugations, these exceptions are usually pointed out and explained. While there is not usually a rule for these atypical conjugations, the best advice is to memorize these. It will be easier in the long run. This is the basic guide to conjugating Spanish verbs in the present tense. When speaking in the past or future tense, there are some adjustments that have to be made. These are more advanced and students should master the present tense before beginning to branch out into other areas. By following this guide and practicing conjugations, students can easily learn and master verb conjugations. The rules are straightforward and with a few exceptions, most verbs follow the same conjugation and pronunciation rules that can be learned.
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