The Present Perfect
• In English we form the present
perfect tense by combining have
or has with the past participle of
a verb: he has seen, have you
tried?, they haven’t eaten.
Haber-to have (helping verb)
He
hemos
Has
Ha
han
The Present Perfect
• To form the past participle of a
verb in Spanish, you add
-ado to the stem of -ar verbs
and -ido to the stem of most er/-ir verbs.
The Present Perfect
I have rented
We have rented
You have rented
He, She It
has rented
They have rented
The Present Perfect
he alquilado
hemos alquilado
has alquilado
habéis alquilado
ha alquilado
han alquilado
The Present Perfect
I have chosen
We have chosen
You have chosen
He, She It
has chosen
They have chosen
The Present Perfect
he escogido
hemos escogido
has escogido
habéis escogido
ha escogido
han escogido
The Present Perfect
I have decided
We have decided
You have decided
He, She It
has decided
They have decided
The Present Perfect
he decidido
hemos decidido
has decidido
habéis decidido
ha decidido
han decidido
The Present Perfect
• No he reparado la bicicleta
todavía.
• I haven’t repaired the bicycle
yet.
The Present Perfect
• ¿Qué trabajos has tenido?
• What jobs have you had?
The Present Perfect
• Caer
• Leer
• Oír
• Creer
• Traer
• Reír
caído
leído
oído
creído
traído
reído
The Present Perfect
• Notice that we place no and
other negative words, object
pronouns, and reflexive
pronouns directly in front of
the form of the verb haber.
The Present Perfect
• Some verbs have irregular
past participles.
• Memorize this acronym:
• REVV MAC PHDD
R
E
V
V
roto
escrito
visto
vuelto
Romper
Escribir
Ver
Volver
M
A
C
muerto
abierto
cubierto
Morir
Abrir
Cubrir
P
H
D
D
puesto
hecho
dicho
devuelto
Poner
Hacer
Decir
Devolver
Descargar

The Present Perfect