Regular -ar verbs
Follow the pattern!
What do we do in English?
To conjugate a verb means to manipulate the infinitive so that it agrees with the different possible subjects. Here is the present tense conjugation of the infinitive "to speak":
How to Conjugate
Parts of the infinitive
The verb stem or root is what is left after you take off the -ar (or -er, -ir).
Conjugating is the ending that gets added to the stem/root that is appropriate for the subject.
1. Determine the subject
2. Remove the stem
3. Conjugate '-ar' verb.
In Spanish, you conjugate verbs by changing the ending. If the subject is I (yo), conjugate by dropping the ending and add -o.
I speak, I am speaking, I do speak