Present Progressive Tense
Unit 3, Etapa 3
Present Progressive –ar Verbs
-ar Verbs
• Explanation of Present Progressive in English
• Explanation of Present Progressive in Spanish & Review of Estar
• Forming the Present Participle
• Practice with the Present Progressive of –ar verbs
• Translations with Present Progressive of –ar verbs
-er & -ir Verbs
• Explanation of Present Progressive in English
• Explanation of Present Progressive in Spanish & Review of Estar
• Forming the Present Participle
• Practice with the Present Progressive of –er verbs
• Translations with Present Progressive of –er verbs
-yendo verbs
• Explanation of Present Progressive with -yendo
• Practice with Present Progressive with –yendo
• Translations with Present Progressive -yendo
Present Progressive in English
The present progressive is used to say that an
action is happening now.
In English, we use
1. the present tense of “to be” plus
2. the present participle which ends in -ing.
I am reading.
Present Progressive in Spanish &
Review of Estar
In Spanish, we use the present tense of “estar” as the helping verb.
to be
estar = ___________
Estoy = I am
Estamos = We are
Estás = You are
Está = He is
She is
You are
Están = They are
You all are
Forming the Present Participle of
–ar verbs
To form the present participle:
1. drop the ending of the infinitive:
bailar
2. add the following:
bail
-ando
Bailando - Dancing
Practice with Present Progressive
–ar verbs
bailar = to dance
bailando = dancing
Él
está
bailando.
(He is dancing.)
nadar = to swim
nadando = swimming
Ellos están nadando.
(They are swimming.)
trabajar = to work
trabajando = working
Los estudiantes y yo
estámos trabajando.
buscar
to look for
Mi compañera
está buscando su tarea.
esperar
to wait for, to expect
Mi amigo y yo te
estamos esperando.
usar
to use
Las chicas están
usando las computadoras.
descansar
to rest
Mis padres
están descansando.
Estudiar = _________
to study
Present Partciple (-ing): estudi ando
Say the following and remember to use:
present tense of “estar” plus the present participle
I am studying.

Yo estoy estudiando.
You are resting.

Tú
She is talking.

estás descansando
.
Ella está hablando.
We are waiting.

Nosotros
They are helping. 
estamos esperando.
Ellas están ayudando.
Present Progressive in English
The present progressive is used to say that an action is happening now.
In English, we use:
present tense of “to be” plus the present participle which ends in -ing.
I am reading.
Present Progressive in Spanish &
Review of Estar
In Spanish, we use the present tense of “estar” plus the present participle.
to be
estar= ___________
estoy
estamos
estás
está
están
Forming the Present Participle of
–er & -ir verbs
To form the present participle:
1. drop the ending of the infinitive:
comer
com
2. add the following:
-iendo
comiendo
Practice with Present Progressive
-er verbs
llover
to rain
Afuera está lloviendo.
comer
to eat
Josefina está comiendo.
correr
to run
Los muchachos
están corriendo.
escribir
to write
Nosotros
estamos escribiendo.
hacer
to do
El niño está haciendo
la tarea.
Ver
to see
Juan y Juanita están
viendo la televisión.
Present Progressive using -yendo
¡OJO! (Watch out!)
When the stem of an -er/ir verb ends in a vowel, use yendo.
To form the present participle:
1. drop the ending of the infinitive:
leer
le
2. add the following:
-yendo
Leyendo = reading
index
oír
to hear
oyendo
index
creer
to believe, to think
creyendo
index
leer
to read
leyendo
index
Marcos is reading the
newspaper.
Marcos está leyendo
el periodico.
index
I am hearing the birds.
Yo estoy oyendo a
los pajaros.
index
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U3E3 Present Progressive Grammar from Mur