Spanish Grammar: Practice Conjugating Novel -ER Verbs

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  • 0:07 -ER Verb Endings
  • 1:00 Beber
  • 2:11 Aprender
  • 2:55 Correr
  • 3:34 Comprender
  • 4:09 Lesson Summary
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Instructor: Lisa Warren
This video will allow students to practice conjugating novel regular -er verbs. A quick review of the regular -er endings is followed by practice with several different regular -er verbs.

-ER Verb Endings

¡Hola! In this video, we are going to practice conjugating some regular -er verbs. First, we will remind ourselves of the regular -er verb endings, and then we will practice applying that knowledge to some new verbs. Let's take a quick look at the endings that apply to all regular -er verbs in the present tense.

Yo -o

Tú -es

Él/Ella/Ud. -e

Nosotros -emos

Ellos/Ellas/Uds. -en

Remember, to conjugate a regular -er verb, you drop the -er ending and add the appropriate ending. Let's practice with some new -er verbs.


First, let's use the verb beber - 'to drink.' Can you tell me what the Yo - form of the verb is? Right, bebo! Yo bebo - 'I drink.' Now, can you tell me the form of the verb? Yes, bebes! Tú bebes - 'you drink.' Can you think of the form of the verb that goes with Él/Ella/Ud.? Yes, bebe! Él/Ella/Ud. bebe - 'He or she drinks,' or 'You (formal) drink.' Can you now identify the form of the verb that goes with Nosotros? Right, bebemos! Nosotros bebemos -'We drink.' Finally, can you tell me the Ellos/Ellas/Uds. form of the verb? Good, beben! Ellos/Ellas/Uds. beben - 'They or you all drink.'


Now, we're going to make it a little harder and practice with some translation. Let's use a new regular -er verb: aprender - 'to learn.' Can you think of how you would say 'She learns?' That would be Ella aprende. Can you tell me how to say 'We learn?' The translation is Nosotros aprendemos. How about the sentence, 'You all learn?' That would be Uds. aprenden. Let's practice some more translations with a different verb.

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