Spanish Grammar: Practice Conjugating Novel -IR Verbs

Spanish Grammar: Practice Conjugating Novel -IR Verbs
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  • 0:07 -IR Verb Endings
  • 0:56 Compartir
  • 2:08 Escribir
  • 2:48 Vivir
  • 3:26 Abrir
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Instructor: Lisa Warren
This video allows students to practice conjugating novel -ir verbs. A brief review of regular -ir verb endings is followed by practice with several new regular -ir verbs.

-IR Verb Endings

¡Hola! In this video, we are going to practice conjugating some regular -ir verbs. First, we will remind ourselves of the regular -ir 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 -ir verbs in the present tense:

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

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

Compartir

First, let's use the verb, compartir - 'to share.' Can you tell me what the Yo - form of the verb is? Right, comparto! Yo comparto - 'I share.' Now, can you tell me the form of the verb? Yes, compartes! Tú compartes - 'you share.' Can you think of the form of the verb that goes with Él/Ella/Ud.? Yes, comparte! Él/Ella/Ud. comparte - 'He or she shares,' or 'you (formal) share.' Can you now identify the form of the verb that goes with Nosotros? Right, compartimos. Nosotros compartimos - 'We share.' Finally, can you tell me the Ellos/Ellas/Uds form of the verb? Good, comparten! Ellos/Ellas/Uds comparten - 'They or you all share.'

Escribir

Now, we're going to make it a little harder and practice with some translation. Let's use a new regular -ir verb: escribir - 'to write.' Can you think of how you would say 'She writes?' That would be Ella escribe. Can you tell me how to say 'We write?' The translation is Nosotros escribimos. How about the sentence 'You all write?' That would be Uds. escriben.

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