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The Present:

First Conjugation, -ar

The present tense expresses an uncompleted action or state and is formed by adding the endings to the stem of the infinitive. –o, -as, -a, -amos, -ais, -an

Hablar, To Speak

I Speak, Do Speak, Am Speaking*


Singular



Plural



Yo

Hablo

I speak

Nosotros

Hablamos

We Speak

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hablas

You Speak

*Vosotros

Hablais

You Speak

 

 

 

 

 

 

Usted

Habla

You Speak

Ustedes

Hablan

You Speak

El

Habla

He Speaks

Ellos

Hablan

They Speak

Ella

Habla

She Speaks

Ellas

Hablan

They Speak

 

  • Subject pronouns are usually omitted except when needed for clearness or emphasis.

    • Yo Hablo español.   Hablo español    I Speak Spanish.

    • Nosotros Hablamos ingles  Hablamos ingles   We Speak English. 

 

  • A noun, or a combination of a noun and a pronoun, may be used as the subject of some of the verb forms.

    • Alberto habla italiano.   Albert speaks Italian.

    • El y Su Padre hablan aleman.  He and his father speak German.

 

  • It, understood, may also be the subject of a verb in the third person singular. This happens when the noun for which it stands is not repeated.

    • El tranvia pasa por aqui. Pasa cada diez minutos.

    • The street car passes by here. It passes every ten minutes.

  • To form the negative, place no before the verb.

    • Yo no hablo español muy bien. I do not speak Spanish very well.

    • Antonio no habla ingles.  Anthony does not speak English.

  • To form a question (Interrogative Form), simply place the subject after the verb.

**DO or DOES (when used as an auxiliary) is always understood and never expressed.**

Ex) ¿Habla usted italiano? Do you speak Italian?

       ¿Qué habla ella?  What does she speak?

       ¿Habla Juan ingles? Does John speak English?

 



Sample Verbs of the First Conjugation


Bajar

To go down, lower

Limpiar

To Clean

Cantar

To Sing

Viajar

To Travel

Lavar

To Wash

Comprar

To Buy

Estudiar

To Study

Usar

To Use

Necesitar

To Need

Enseñar

To Show, Teach

Trabajar

To Work

Preparar

To Prepare

 

***Note: About 90% of all Spanish verbs end in –ar.***
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