Ch 5: Conjugations of Common Spanish Verbs

About This Chapter

This chapter introduces you to the most commonly-used verbs in Spanish, and explains how to conjugate and use them properly in writing or in speech. The lessons cover both regular verbs and some irregular verbs, both of which use different conjugation rules.

Conjugations of Common Spanish Words - Chapter Summary

This chapter includes valuable explanations on how to turn the most crucial Spanish verbs into various tenses, pairing them with a variety of pronouns. You will learn how to use the equivalent of 'to go,' 'to be able to,' and 'to say' in the present tense, and see how other types of verbs are conjugated following a specific set of grammatical rules.

After completing this chapter, you should be able to:

  • Conjugate common IR verbs
  • Use the verb decir in both the present and preterite tenses
  • Use poder in multiple sentences
  • Recognize and use the most common irregular IR verbs
  • Construct simple sentences using different verb forms

This chapter uses short videos to explain the meaning of several important Spanish verbs, and to walk you through how each verb changes to suit the speaker and the tense. Below each video is the accompanying text of each lesson, where you will find a simplified conjugation chart. You can print out these lesson transcripts for easy access, and use the online workout sheets to check if you have properly understood the content.

9 Lessons in Chapter 5: Conjugations of Common Spanish Verbs
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Spanish Verb IR: Present Tense Conjugations

1. Spanish Verb IR: Present Tense Conjugations

Go! How often do we use the word 'go' in English? A lot! Spanish is the same way. Learn how to talk about where you're going in this lesson on the Spanish verb 'ir'.

Conjugating IR in the Preterite Tense in Spanish

2. Conjugating IR in the Preterite Tense in Spanish

In this lesson, you will learn how to talk about the places you went or about some activities, like going shopping, in the past using the verb ir (to go) in the preterite. Also, you will be able to see how this verb has the same conjugation, in all its forms, as the verb ser (to be).

Present & Preterite Tenses of Decir in Spanish

3. Present & Preterite Tenses of Decir in Spanish

In this lesson, we will learn how to conjugate and use the verb decir in Spanish in the present and preterite tenses. This is an irregular verb that is commonly used. We will also practice vocabulary related to community and volunteer work.

Poder Conjugation: Future & Present Tenses

4. Poder Conjugation: Future & Present Tenses

The Spanish word 'poder' means 'to be able to'. In this lesson, we will look at the conjugations of 'poder' in both the present tense and the future tense.

Spanish Grammar: Practice Conjugating Novel -ER Verbs

5. Spanish Grammar: Practice Conjugating Novel -ER Verbs

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.

Practice Conjugating Regular -AR Verbs in Spanish

6. Practice Conjugating Regular -AR Verbs in Spanish

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.

Spanish Grammar: Practice Conjugating Novel -IR Verbs

7. Spanish Grammar: Practice Conjugating Novel -IR Verbs

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.

Conjugating Regular -ER & -IR Verbs in the Preterite in Spanish

8. Conjugating Regular -ER & -IR Verbs in the Preterite in Spanish

In this lesson, you will learn how to conjugate regular -ER, and -IR verbs in Spanish to be able to describe situations in the past that are seen by the speaker as completed, or that describe a chain of actions in the past.

Conjugating Irregular Spanish Verbs in the Present Subjunctive

9. Conjugating Irregular Spanish Verbs in the Present Subjunctive

In this lesson, we will learn how to conjugate and use the Spanish verbs dar, estar, haber, ir, saber and ser in the present subjunctive tense. We will also practice vocabulary related to literature and book genres.

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