Present Tense Conjugation of Regular -IR Verbs in Spanish

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Instructor: Lisa Warren
This video will introduce you to the endings of regular -ir verbs in the present tense. After the endings are introduced, we'll practice with a common -ir verb.

-Ir Verb Conjugations

¡Hola! In this video we are going to discuss regular -ir verbs. This is a set of verbs, all ending in the letters 'ir' that follow the same pattern for conjugation. Once you learn the endings that go with each subject pronoun, you can easily conjugate any regular -ir verb! ¡Vamos!

-Ir Verb Endings

Because these are regular verbs, you need only memorize the endings. Then, you can easily attach them to the root of any regular -ir verb. Here we will see each ending. If you have learned the -er endings, you will notice several similarities. There are not nearly as many regular -ir verbs in Spanish as regular -ar and -er verbs, but there are still several important ones, and learning these endings will help you a great deal.

Yo Nosotros
Él/Ella/Ud. Ellos/Ellas/Uds.

The yo, or I, ending is -o.

The , or you, ending is -es.

The el, ella, and usted ending - that is, the he, she, and you - formal ending - is -e.

The nosotros, or we, ending is -imos.

Finally, the ellos, ellas, ustedes ending is -en. This is the form that talks about them or you all.

Let's take one more look at each ending for regular -er verbs.

Pronoun Ending
Yo -o
Él/Ella/Ud. -e
Nosotros -imos
Ellos/Ellas/Uds. -en

Practicing With Regular -Ir Verbs

Now, let's see these endings attached to a regular -ir verb. It's very simple to form these conjugations. Here's how it works. Take a regular -ir verb, vivir, for example

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