Welcome to the wonderful world of the verbs in Spanish! In this article, you will learn the conjugation of the present tense in Spanish (regular verbs). This is the first verb to learn if you are a beginner in Spanish and… yes, I know, the conjugation can be boring, but it is necessary if you want to speak and progress with your Spanish.
Have a look at the infographic, read the explanation below and practice with the interactive exercises.
In Spanish, verbs are conjugated in three different ways, depending on their endings:
-ar (first conjugation), -er (second conjugation) and -ir (third conjugation)
hablar – to speak
comer – to eat
vivir – to live
Conjugating is making a verb agree with its subject (yo, tú, él, ella…)
Follow this 3 Steps to conjugate the verbs in the present tense:
1. Choose an infinitive: hablar
2. Remove ending: habl – ar
3. Add the right ending for each pronoun (yo, tú, él…) at the end.
yo habl-o (I speak)
Yo hablo español con mis amigos españoles
tú habl –as (you speak)
¿Tú hablas español?
él /ella habl- a (he/she speaks)
Ella habla un poco de español
In case of doubt when you are conjugating a verb I recommend you to have a look to one of my prefer online dictionary : WordReference
How to conjugate the present tense in Spanish
Some commonly used regular present tense verbs.
Let’s practice the present tense in Spanish… ready?
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The present tense in Spanish (regular verbs)
Download the infographic + 15 exercises to practice the conjugation + Solutions in a PDF document
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