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Realidades 1
The Verb Jugar
In Spanish, the verb jugar is used
to talk about playing a sport or a
game.
Even though jugar uses the same
endings as the other -ar verbs, it
has a different stem in some
forms.
The Verb Jugar
For those forms, the -u-
becomes -ue- .
This kind of verb is called a
“stem-changing verb.”
Here are the present tense
forms...
Jugar (To Play)
Yo
juego
Tú
juegas
Ud.
Él
Ella
juega
Nosotros jugamos
Vosotros jugáis
Uds.
Ellos
Ellas
juegan
The Verb Jugar
Many Spanish speakers always
use jugar a and the name of the
sport or game:
¿Juegas al vóleibol?
Others do not use the a:
¿Juegas vóleibol?
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The Verb Jugar