Common -ER and -IR Verbs in Spanish

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Instructor: Lisa Warren
This video will introduce students to some common -er and -ir verbs in Spanish. All the verbs in this video are regular, and contain no orthographic or stem changes. Students will learn several new verbs and will have a brief opportunity to test their knowledge in the video.


Hola! In this video, you will learn a list of regular -ER and -IR verbs. That is, Spanish verbs ending in -ER and -IR that are conjugated using a consistent set of endings. If you know those endings, you will be able to conjugate any of these verbs without having to learn each one individually.

Regular -ER and -IR verbs in Spanish are much less common than regular -AR verbs, but there are still several important ones that you should know. Remember that verbs are actions, and that the infinitive form, which will be taught here, is the 'to do' form.

Common -ER Verbs

Let's start with some common -ER verbs. First, we have comer, which means 'to eat.' Next, beber, 'to drink.' How about leer, which means 'to read'? Next we have correr, 'to run.' Finally, we have comprender, which means 'to understand.' Let's review those words one more time. Comer, beber, leer, correr and comprender.

Now, let's see how well you can remember them on your own. Can you remember what beber means? Right! 'To drink.' Now, can you remember what correr means? Good! 'To run.' What does the verb comprender mean? Yes! 'To understand.' Now, can you tell me what comer means? Good! 'To eat.' Finally, can you remember what the verb leer means? Right! 'To read.'

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