All verbs, or action words, in Spanish belong to
a family or conjugation.
We started by studying the verbs whose
infinitive ends in –ar.
There are two other families of verbs, these are
the verbs whose infinitive ends in –er and –ir.
It might sound scary that we need to know more
endings…but somehow these families have
very similar endings when conjugating them,
so don´t worry.
Some of these verbs are…
escribir
batir
Spanish verbs change their
according to the subject pronoun
infinitive correr
stem
yo
tú
él / ella / usted
correr
-
correr
o
es
correr
e
correr
endings
(To run)
Talking about things people do
infinitive
stem
nosotros
vosotros
ellos / ellas / Uds.
correr (to run)
correr
-
correr
emos
correr
éis
correr
en
Since the ending of the verb in Spanish
indicates who performs the action, the subject
(yo, tú, él,ella or usted) are often omitted
corro muy rápido
corre muy rápido
corres muy rápido
Verbs whose infinitive ends in -ir differ from –er
verbs only when the subject pronoun is nosotros
and vosotros, thus the vowel of the ending is
changed for an I
infinitive escribir (To write)
nosotros
escribir
imos
vosotros
escribir
ís
ellos / ellas / Uds. escribir
en
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