Practice Conjugating Regular -AR Verbs in Spanish

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  • 0:06 Conjugating -AR Verbs
  • 0:20 Fill-in-the-Box
  • 1:56 Recognition
  • 3:27 Listening
  • 5:28 Sentences
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Instructor: Danielle Geary

Danielle teaches at the Georgia Institute of Technology. She holds a Doctor of Education with research concentration in Study Abroad and Foreign Language Acquisition.

Practice, practice and more practice is what it takes to conjugate without having to think about it every step of the way. Practice recognizing and conjugating -ar verbs in this lesson.

Conjugating -AR Verbs

Practice, practice and more practice is what it takes to conjugate without having to think about it. Let's practice conjugating -ar verbs via recognition, listening and reading activities. Vamos! A practicar!


Okay, I'm going to give you a chart of verb conjugations with some missing. Say the ones I leave out. Then, we'll go back and fill them in. Vamos!

  1. Necesitar (to need): necesito, necesitas, necesita, necesitamos, necesitan
  2. Usar (to use): uso, usas, usa, usamos, usan
  3. Trabajar (to work): trabajo, trabajas, trabaja, trabajamos, trabajan
  4. Estudiar (to study): estudio, estudias, edstudia, estudiamos, estudian

Bien! How did you do?


On to recognition. I'll ask a question. You'll see three potential answers. Choose the correct one.

  1. Caminar - which of the following means 'I walk?'
    Caminamos, caminan or camino?
  2. Comprar - which one is 'We buy?'
    Compra, compramos or compras?
  3. Llegar - which one is 'They arrive?'
    Llegan, llegas or llego?
  4. Mirar - 'You (formal) watch?' Which one is right?
    Miran, miro or mira?
  5. Viajar - which one is 'You guys travel?'
    Viajan, viaja or viajamos?

Qué bien! How did you do?


Now I'm going to conjugate one of our new words from the last section, but I'm going to leave one out. You supply it. Listen carefully. You will not see the words.

  1. Camino, caminas, caminamos, caminan. Which one did I miss? Camina.
  2. Compro, compra, compramos, compran. Which one did I leave out? Compras.
  3. Llego, llegas, llega, llegan. Which one's not there? Llegamos.
  4. Miras, mira, miramos, miran. Which one's missing? Miro.
  5. Viajo, viajas, viaja, viajamos. Which one's not there? Viajan.

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