Spanish Tenses

Spanish present and past tenses and how to form them.

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Present for -ar verbs

Present

for -ar verbs: e.g. hablar

first you take off the -ar and put the correct ending on:

I - hablo

you - hablas

he/she/it - habla

we - hablamos

you (plural) - habláis

they - hablan

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Present for -er verbs

Present

for -er verbs: e.g. comer

first you take off the -ar and put the correct ending on:

I - como

you - comes

he/she/it - come

we - comemos

you (plural) - coméis

they - comen

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Present for -ir verbs

Present

for -ir verbs: e.g. vivir

first you take off the -ar and put the correct ending on:

I - vivo

you - vives

he/she/it - vive

we - vivimos

you (plural) - vivís

they - viven

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Preterite (past) for -ar verbs

Preterite

for -ar verbs: e.g. hablar

first you take off the -ar and put the correct ending on:

I - hablé

you - hablaste

he/she/it - habló

we - hablamos

you (plural) - hablasteis

they - hablaron

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Preterite (past) for -er and -ir verbs

Preterite

for -er and -ir verbs: e.g. comer and vivir

first you take off the -ar and put the correct ending on:

I - comí

you - comiste

he/she/it - com

we - comimos

you (plural) - comisteis

they - comieron

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Imperfect Past Tense for -ar verbs

Imperfect Past

for -ar verbs: e.g. hablar

first you take off the -ar and put the correct ending on:

I - hablaba

you - hablabas

he/she/it - hablaba

we - hablabamos

you (plural) - hablabais

they - hablaban

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Imperfect past for -er and -ir verbs

Imperfect Past

for -er and -ir verbs: e.g. comer and vivir

first you take off the -ar and put the correct ending on:

I - comía

you - comías

he/she/it - comía

we - comíamos

you (plural) - comíais

they - comían

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Comments

Natasha Ferenczy

Good but what about future tenses?

Kar Lai

You could use:
Voy a + INF
Vas a + INF
Va a + INF
Vamos a + INF
Vais a + INF
Van a + INF

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