El presente progressivo
¿Qué estás haciendo?
What is the present progressive tense?
 Two word tense
 Action in progress
 Means: to be doing something
 To be form of estar (for the subject)
 Doing something  present participle
 Need  conjugation of estar
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Present Participle
Estar
yo estoy
nosotros estamos
tú estás
Él,
Ella,
Ud.
está
Ellos,
Ellas
Uds.
están
What is a present participle?
 In English it is the –ing form of the verb
To form regular present participles in
Spanish…
 Go to the infinitive
 Verb form that ends in –ar, -er or-ir in Spanish
 Drop the ending
 -ar, -er, ir
 Add on –ando for regular –ar verbs
 Add on –iendo for regular –er and –ir verbs
Now let’s form a few regular present
participles
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Vivir  viviendo (living)
Comer  comiendo (eating)
Hacer  haciendo (doing or making)
Aterrizar  aterrizando (landing)
What are the conjugations for hablar in the
present progressive tense?
yo estoy hablando
nosotros estamos
hablando
tú estás hablando
Él,
Ella,
Ud.
está hablando
Ellos,
Ellas
Uds.
están hablando
What do these conjugations mean?
yo estoy hablando = I
am talking; speaking
nosotros estamos
hablando = we are
talking; speaking
tú estás hablando = you
(familiar, singular) are
talking; speaking
Él,
Ella,
está hablando =
Ud.
He, she you (formal, singular) talking; speaking
Ellos,
Ellas
están hablando =
Uds.
They, they, you all (formal, plural) are talking;
speaking
Three present participles to be
memorized!!!
 Leer  leyendo (reading)
 Traer  trayendo (bringing)
 Caer  cayendo (falling)
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El presente progressivo