The present
progressive
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El Presente Progresivo
¿Qué estás haciendo ahora mismo?
¿Qué estás haciendo en un momento preciso?
El Presente Progresivo
pasado
hoy
futuro
The present progressive describes an
action that is in process at the moment we
are talking.
¡Ahora mismo!
Formation of the present continuous
2 parts
 Present tense forms of ESTAR
 Present Participle of the main verb (gerund)
estoy
estás
está
estamos
estáis
están
+
-ar
= -ando
-er/-ir
= -iendo
Present Participle / Gerund = -ing
Infinitivo
hablar
comer
vivir
estudiar
Participio
hablando
comiendo
viviendo
estudiando
In English you can say:
I am working right now or I am working tomorrow
*** In Spanish you cannot do this. The progressive in
Spanish is ONLY used to describe an action that is in
process at the moment we are talking (ahora mismo).
*** In Spanish we can use the expression IR + A +
Infinitive to refer to the near future (tomorrow).
Estoy trabajando ahora mismo.
Voy a trabajar mañana.
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Spelling changes
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¿Quién es?
¿Quién es?
La prensa rosa
La prensa rosa
conducir
recoger
llevar
salir
subir
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Translate what the photographers are saying into Spanish:
1) Quick! Piqué is driving his car.
2) Piqué is picking up Shakira.
3) Piqué is taking Shakira to the airport.
4) Look! Shakira is leaving the house.
5) Shakira is getting into the car.
Estoy levantándome
Estoy lavándome
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Juan está visitiéndose
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Normally the
pronoun goes
in front of the
verb.
Me levanto
Te levantas
Se levanta
Nos levantamos
Os levantáis
Se levantan
However, with an infinitive the
pronoun goes at the end.
Voy a levantarme
I am going to get up
Va a levantar__
He is going to get up
With the present participle the
pronoun also goes at the end.
Estoy levantándome
I am getting up
Está levantándo__
He is getting up
1.I wash (myself)
2.You wash (yourself)
3.I am going to wash (myself)
4.You are going to wash (yourself)
5.I am washing (myself)
6.You are washing (yourself)
Me levanto
Estoy levantándome
Me lavo
Estoy lavándome
Te quiero
Estoy queriéndote
Te espero
Estoy esperándote
enloquecerse
= to go mad
ahogarse
Estoy enloqueciéndome
= to drown
Estoy ahogándome
cambiarse
Estoy cambiándome
= to change yourself
esperar
regresar
mezclar
enloquecerse
alcanzar
cambiar
ahogarse
perdonar
querer
repetir
borrar
comprender
What do the following mean?
esperándote
ahogándome
queriendo
mezclando
enloqueciéndome
queriéndote
cambiándome
Shakira
Shakira
Shakira
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Write the Spanish for:
1.I am listening.
2.You (singular) are eating.
3.They are playing.
4.We are reading. (spelling change)
5.You (plural) are believing. (spelling change)
6.They are washing (themselves).
7.I am going mad. (enloquecerse)
¿Qué está pasando?
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¿Qué está pasando?
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The present progressive