Conjugating in Present Tense


to conjugate is to manipulate the infinitive so that it agrees with all the possible subjects. there are three regular verbs, AR, ER, IR. Each of these verbs has a set of endings that fit different subjects.

The Subject Pronouns

In order to conjugate you must know the subject pronouns,

yo (i) Nosotros (we)

Tú (you informal) Vosotros (you-all informal)

Él (he) Ellos/Ellas (they)

Ella (she) Ustedes (you-all formal)

Usted (you-formal)

AR verbs

each section of the verbs has its own set of endings, the endings of AR are , o, as, a, amos, áis, and an.

Examples: Hablar,

yo hablo

tú hablas

el/ella/usted habla

nosotros hablamos

vosotros habláis

ellos/ellas hablan

ER verbs

the endings of the ER verbs are different. The endings for ER are o, es, e, emos, éis, and en.

Examples: Comer

yo como

tú comes

el/ella/usted come

nosotros comemos

Vosotros coméis

el/ella/ustedes comen

IR verbs

the endings of Ir are different as well. The endings for Ir are o, es, e, imos, is, and en.

Examples: Vivir

yo vivo

tú vives

el/ella/ustedes vive

nosotros vivimos

vosotros vivis

ello/ellas/ustedes viven