How to conjugate vivir in the present tense in Spanish

How to Conjugate Vivir in the Present Tense in Spanish

Today, I will show you how to conjugate vivir in the present tense in Spanish.

Vivir, means “to live” in Spanish and in really easy to conjugate in the present tense. As you can see vivir is an ir verb. To form the present tenses in Spanish, you simply have to drop the ir ending and then apply the correct tail below.

yo vivo (I live)

tú vives (you live) (informal)

él vive (he lives)

ella vive (she lives)

usted vive (you live) (formal)

nosotros vivimos (we live)

ustedes viven (you all live)

ellos viven (they live) for all males or mixed group (plural)

ellas viven (they live) all female (plural)

Now, I want you to view some examples below of how to conjugate vivir in the present tense in Spanish:

Yo vivo en este vecindario. I live in this neighborhood.

¿Vives tú en esa casa roja? Do you live in that red house?

La escuela está muy cerca adonde él vive. The school is very close to where he lives.

Ella vive en Argentina. She lives in Argentina.

Los muchachos viven en con padres. The boys live with their parents.

¿Donde viven ustedes? Nosotros vivimos en New York = Where do you all live? We live in New York.

¿Vive usted en este edificio? Do you live in this building?

I hope that these brief examples above have helped you to see how to conjugate vivir in the present tense in Spanish.



20 Common Irregular Present Participles in Spanish that you need to know

In our previous post here, we discussed how to form present participles in Spanish verbs. However today, we will show you some common irregular present participles in Spanish. Now these Spanish verbs are called irregular because when conjugated, they are formed a little different than the typical way we form the present participles. See a few below that I thought you might consider:

  1. vestirse – to dress oneself  – vistiendose
  2. vestir – to dress – vistiendo
  3. venir – to come – viniendo
  4. traer – to bring – trayendo
  5. servir – to servir – sirviendo
  6. seguir – to follow – siguiendo
  7. repetir – to repeat – repitiendo
  8. reír– to laugh – riendo
  9. poder – to be able – pudiendo
  10. pedir – to ask (for) or to request something – pidiendo
  11. oír– to hear – oyendo
  12. morir – to die – muriendo
  13. mentir – to lie – mintiendo
  14. leer – to read – leyendo
  15. ir – to go – yendo
  16. huir – to flee – huyendo
  17. dormir – to sleep – durmiendo
  18. divertirse – to enjoy oneself – divirtiendose
  19. destruir – to destroy – destruyendo
  20. decir – to say – diciendo

Keep in mind that these are just a few of the many irregular Spanish verbs that deviate from the typical dropping of the tails ar, er, and ir and adding the ando, iendo, iendo endings to infinitives. Don’t worry. Learning irregular present participles in Spanish are not hard if you have the right help. To schedule private online Spanish tutoring services, please visit here.

Learn How to Form the Present Participles in Spanish Verbs

How to Form the Present Participles in Spanish Verbs:

Learning how to form the present participles tenses in Spanish verbs are really easy to do. To help you remember these forms, their English equivalents have ending of ing. Some examples of these would be words like dancing, eating, drinking, or walking just to name a few.

Now in Spanish, if you would like to know how to form the present participles in Spanish verbs for ar, er, and ir endings, you would follow this simple rule:

AR Spanish Verbs:

Drop the “ar” ending in a Spanish verb such as bailar, and simply add “ando” to create: bailando which means dancing in English.

Example: Estoy bailando con mi novia. = I am dancing with my girlfriend.

ER Spanish Verbs:

For Spanish verbs ending in “er” such as comer, you will need to drop the er ending and then add “iendo” to create: comiendo which is “eating” in English.

Example: Estamos comiendo almuerzo ahora mismo = We are eating lunch right now.

IR Spanish Verbs:

Finally for Spanish verbs that end with “ir” such as repetir, you must drop the ir tail and replace it with “iendo“. So repetir will become “repitiendo” which means repeating in English.

Example: Yo estoy repitiendo las reglas a los muchachos. = I am repeating the rules to the boys.

Now do you see and understand how to form the present participles in Spanish verbs? It’s easy right?