The Present Tense - Regular Verbs

# F. J. Villatoro #

The Present Tense - Regular Verbs

The present tense is used in two cases:

1) When you want to talk about something that is happening now.

2) When you want to talk about something that happens on a regular basis.


The present tense of regular verbs is easy to form.

You take the verb in the infinitive (ending AR / ER / IR), take off the AR / ER or IR ending and add on the endings according to whom you want to talk about to the stem.


Here are the endings (in capitals):


HABLAR VIVIR COMER
hablO vivO comO
hablAS vivES comES
hablA vivE comE
hablAMOS vivIMOS comEMOS
hablÁIS vivÍS comÉIS
hablAN vivEN comEN

Por ejemplo:

Yo hablo español - I speak Spanish

Ana vive en Madrid - Ana lives in Madrid

Mis amigos comen cereales - My friends eat cereals