Spanish Verb Conjugations – ER And IR Verbs
I will cover er and ir verbs, and some pronunciation in this Second part.
So, Let’s jump straight in with some ER Spanish verb forms.
Aprender = to learn;
- Yo Aprendo.
- Tu Aprendes.
- El, ella, Usted Aprende.
- Nosotros Aprendemos.
- Vosotros Aprendeis.
- Ellos, ellas, Ustedes Aprenden.
Did you notice the similarity with ER and AR conjugations in the present?
All you have to do is swap the ‘a’ in your ending for an ‘e’! It’s that simple!
Everything else follows suit.
Spanish ER verbs for you to practice;
- To respond – Responder.
- To read – Leer.
- To run – Correr.
- To sell – Vender.
- To drink – Beber.
- To eat – Comer.
- To proceed – Proceder.
- To break – Romper.
I just recently happened across a Spanish verb conjugating software that I can highly recommend to you.
It’s a fantastic piece of equipment that really does make short work of verb practice.
For now though, it’s the old fashioned way!
Ready to go with some IR verb conjugations?
Escribir = to write;
- Yo escribo.
- Tu escribes.
- El, ella, Usted escribe.
- Nosotros escribimos.
- Vosotros escribis.
- Ellos, ellas, Ustedes escriben.
- Try finding all of the similarities between the ER verb conjugation and the AR verb conjugation.
- Doing this makes understanding the Spanish verb forms that much easier.
- It also eliviates any fears or barriers you may have put up.
Everything will become clear, you’ll see.
Practice with these IR verbs now;
To permit – Permitir.
To live – Vivir.
To open – Abrir.
To assume – Asumir.
To complete/finish – Complir.
To admit – Admitir.
To receive – Recibir.
To cover/put the lid on – Cubrir.
Here as promised are a few pronunciation pointers;
Good pronunciation is foremost when you want to learn any language.
Let’s briefly go over vowel pronunciations;
A – pronounced as the a in Bad or Apple, a Spanish example is madre – mother.
E – pronounced as e in Bet or Fed, a Spanish example is Septiembre – September.
I – pronounced as the ee in Peep or Deep, a Spanish example is limpiador – cleaner.
O – pronounced as the o in Soften or Often, a Spanish example is roto – broken.
U – pronounced as the u in Boot or Hoover, a Spanish example is burro – donkey.
Remember when learning to speak Spanish, the vowel sounds remain reliably the same no matter what position they are in, or in which word.
You will learn to speak Spanish very quickly if you repeat the vowel sounds as often as you can, and memorize them.
It sounds peculiar at first, but as you will soon find out, it’s more than worth the effort, (and maybe a little embarrassment), especially when your Spanish starts to flow naturally and comfortably.
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