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?

 

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