Spanish Tenses

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Present Tense

This tense is used when describing verbs that are taking place now.

For example:

AR ER IR

o - I o - I o - I
as - You (S)
es - You (S) es - You (S)
a - He/she e - He/She e - He/She
amos - We emos - We imos - We
áis - You (Pl) éis - You (Pl) ís - You (Pl)
an - They en - They en - They

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Some verbs and irregular verbs

Verbs
AR                                           ER                                            IR                                                            
Tomo - I take                        Como - I eat                            Vivo - I live
Tomas - You(S)                     Comes - You eat (S)               Vives - You (Pl) live
Toma - He/She takes          Come - He/She eats              Vive - He/She lives
Tomamos - We take            Comemos - We eat               Vivimos - We live
Tomáis - You (Pl) take         Coméis - You (Pl) eat            Vivís - You (Pl) lives
Toman - They take               Comen - They eat                   Viven - They live

 Irregular Verbs
AR                                           ER                                            IR
Ir - To go                                 Ser - To are                             Tener - To have
Voy - I go                                 Soy - I am                                   Tengo - I have
Vas - You (S) Go                     Eres - You are                         Tienes - You (S) have
Va - He/She goes                   Es - He/She are                      Tiene - He/She has
Vamos - We go                       Somos - We are                      Tenemos - We have              
Vais - You (Pl) go                    Sois - You(Pl) are                    Tenéis - You (Pl)
Van - They go                          Son - They are                         Tienen - They have

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Preterite Tense

It is used for saying things that happened once in the past.
Verbs
AR                                           ER+IR
é - I                                          í - I          
aste - You (S)                       iste - You (S)
ό - He/She                            iό - He/She
amos - We                            imos - We           
asteis - You (Pl)                   isteis - You (Pl)
aron - They                           ieron - They

                    

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Preterite Tense

Verbs

AR

Compré - I 

 

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