Ch 14: Spanish Present Tense Conjugation

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If you need extra help conjugating Spanish verbs in the present tense, use these bite-sized lessons to help you study and practice. This mobile-friendly chapter can help anyone study for exams, complete class assignments or simply refresh their basic Spanish knowledge.

Spanish Present Tense Conjugation - Chapter Summary

Practice conjugating Spanish verbs in the present tense with this convenient collection of Spanish lessons. Each lesson breaks down the steps needed to conjugate regular and irregular verbs in the present tense, as well as in the present progressive, present subjunctive and present participle forms. The chapter comes with several practice quizzes that you can take to make sure you fully understand present tense verb conjugation rules.

The chapter can be completed at your own pace and accessed on any device that has an Internet connection. After completing the chapter, you'll be equipped to:

  • Conjugate basic Spanish verbs in the present tense and present progressive, including ''almorzar'', ''andar'', ''aprender'', ''buscar'' ''caer'', ''correr'', ''hacer'' and ''ver''
  • Translate and conjugate the verbs ''aprobar'' ''atravestar'', ''bailar'', ''bajar'', ''career' ''dar'' and ''recordar'' in the present tense
  • Define and conjugate ''envejecer''
  • Know how to conjugate ''cerrar'' in the present tense and present subjunctive
  • Understand the conjugations for ''consequir'' ''decir'' and ''hacer'' in the present progressive and present participle

53 Lessons in Chapter 14: Spanish Present Tense Conjugation
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Almorzar Conjugation: Present Tense & Present Progressive

1. Almorzar Conjugation: Present Tense & Present Progressive

Let's have lunch! Learn to conjugate the verb 'almorzar' (to have lunch) in the present and present progressive tenses in Spanish, then see some examples of conversations involving the verb.

Andar Conjugation: Present Tense & Present Progressive

2. Andar Conjugation: Present Tense & Present Progressive

This lesson focuses on the Spanish verb ''andar'' ('to walk'). We will learn how to use it in the present, in both simple and progressive tenses. Also, we will analyze plenty of expressions with this verb which are commonly used by native speakers.

Aprender: Present Tense & Present Progressive

3. Aprender: Present Tense & Present Progressive

In this lesson we will take a closer look at the verb ''aprender'' (to learn) and learn how to conjugate it in the present and present progressive tense.

Aprobar Conjugation & Translation

4. Aprobar Conjugation & Translation

Ready to expand your vocabulary and to ''aprobar'' (pass) each Spanish challenge that might come your way? In this lesson, learn about the meaning and present tense conjugation of the Spanish verb ''aprobar''. ¡Vamos! (Let's go!)

Atravesar Conjugation

5. Atravesar Conjugation

Are you ready for an exciting challenge? In this lesson, we will show you how to conjugate the Spanish verb ''atravesar'', meaning to cross, by participating in an adventurous obstacle course.

Bailar Present Tense Conjugation

6. Bailar Present Tense Conjugation

Do you like music? Do you like to dance or see how other people dance? In Spanish speaking communities, 'bailar' plays an important role in their culture. In this lesson you will learn how to conjugate the verb 'to dance' in the simple present tense.

Bajar Conjugation

7. Bajar Conjugation

This lesson focuses on the Spanish verb ''bajar'', which means 'to go down' or 'to descend', but has other meanings depending on the context. We will learn about its conjugation in the present tense and its main uses in daily life situations.

Buscar Conjugation: Present Tense & Present Progressive

8. Buscar Conjugation: Present Tense & Present Progressive

''El que busca encuentra'', (if you search, you will find) states a famous Hispanic saying. Let's learn how to conjugate the verb ''buscar'' (to look for, to search) in Spanish in the present and present progressive tenses.

Caer Conjugation: Present Tense & Present Progressive

9. Caer Conjugation: Present Tense & Present Progressive

This lesson covers the Spanish verb ''caer'', which means 'to fall'. We will learn how to use it in the present tense and the present progressive. Also, we will study some of its figurative meanings and the contexts in which this verb can appear.

Cerrar Conjugation: Present Tense & Present Subjunctive

10. Cerrar Conjugation: Present Tense & Present Subjunctive

In this lesson, we will learn how to use the verb ''Cerrar'' ('to close') in the present tense and the subjunctive. That way, you can talk about when something closes and even recommend that someone close something!

Conseguir Present Conjugation: Progressive & Participle

11. Conseguir Present Conjugation: Progressive & Participle

In this lesson we will learn to conjugate the verb ''conseguir'' (to get, obtain, achieve) in the present progressive tense. We will explore how to form its present participle.

Correr Conjugation: Present Tense & Present Progressive

12. Correr Conjugation: Present Tense & Present Progressive

It's time for the annual big race! The verb 'to run' in Spanish is ''correr''. This lesson will show you how to conjugate ''correr'' in the present and present progressive tenses. You will also see some helpful examples of how to use the verb.

Creer Spanish Conjugation: Present & Present Perfect

13. Creer Spanish Conjugation: Present & Present Perfect

Oh the power and romance of believing in something! Let's learn how to conjugate the Spanish verb 'creer' (to believe, trust, hope) in the present and the present perfect tense while getting to know a hopeless romantic singer.

Dar Present Tense Conjugation

14. Dar Present Tense Conjugation

In this lesson we will talk about the Spanish verb ''dar'' ('to give'). We will learn its conjugation in the present tense and we will analyze its additional meanings and expressions that are frequently used by native speakers.

Decir Present Conjugation: Progressive & Participle

15. Decir Present Conjugation: Progressive & Participle

What do you say? The Spanish verb for 'to say' or 'to tell' is ''decir.'' In this lesson, we will look at how to conjugate ''decir'' in the present tense as well as the present progressive and present participle forms.

Envejecer: Definition & Conjugation

16. Envejecer: Definition & Conjugation

The verb ''envejecer'' serves to convey many meanings in Spanish and this lesson gives you its conjugation in the present tense along with some practical examples about how to use it in sentences.

Hacer Present Conjugation: Perfect & Participle

17. Hacer Present Conjugation: Perfect & Participle

In this lesson we talk about the Spanish verb ''hacer'', which means 'to do' or 'to make' and is very frequently used in all types of contexts. You will learn how to talk about experiences and describe what you are doing at the moment.

Hacer: Present Tense & Present Progressive

18. Hacer: Present Tense & Present Progressive

In this lesson, we will learn about the Spanish verb 'hacer' ('to do, to make') and its conjugation in the present, in both simple and progressive tenses. Also, we will analyze its multiple meanings and the contexts in which it can be used.

Recordar Present Tense Conjugation

19. Recordar Present Tense Conjugation

Memories and reminders are part of our daily life. To express them, we use the verb ''recordar'' (to remember/to remind). This lesson gives you its conjugation in the present tense along with a pronunciation guide.

Ver Present Conjugation: Progressive & Perfect

20. Ver Present Conjugation: Progressive & Perfect

Learn the Spanish verb ''ver'' ('to see') in the present progressive and the present perfect, using it in context. This will help you describe what you are doing at the moment of speaking, talk about past actions, or understand simple notifications.

Pensar Conjugation: Present Tense & Present Progressive

21. Pensar Conjugation: Present Tense & Present Progressive

Ms. Lopez is always wondering what her students think. The verb ''pensar'' means 'to think' in Spanish. In this lesson you will learn how to conjugate ''pensar'' in the present and present progressive tenses and see examples of how to use ''pensar.'' You'll also see if Ms. Lopez will finally find out what her students are thinking.

Grabar: Translation & Conjugation

22. Grabar: Translation & Conjugation

The Spanish verb ''grabar'' has three different meanings. This lesson takes you to three different scenarios that explain those meanings, while illustrating some cultural aspects of the Spanish-speaking world.

Borrar: Translation & Conjugation

23. Borrar: Translation & Conjugation

''Borrar'' means to 'erase'. In this lesson, we learn a few uses of this verb while we use the present tense. To learn, we visit a Spanish classroom where the board is not the only thing students erase.

Disfrazarse: Spanish Translation & Conjugation

24. Disfrazarse: Spanish Translation & Conjugation

Want to talk about your favorite costumes and best Halloween and dress up parties? In this lesson you will learn how to conjugate the Spanish verb ''disfrazarse'' (to dress up) and how to use it adequately in context.

Favorecer: Translation & Conjugation

25. Favorecer: Translation & Conjugation

If you are familiar with the expression 'por favor' (please), the verb 'favorecer' (to favor) should suddenly become familiar as well. Let's learn the uses of 'favorecer' along with its conjugation in the present tense.

Enviar: Definition & Conjugation

26. Enviar: Definition & Conjugation

In this lesson, we talk about the Spanish verb ''enviar'', which means 'to send'. Learn some useful expressions you could use at the post office, as well as the conjugation of ''enviar'' in the present tense through different examples.

Escribir Present Conjugation: Indicative, Perfect & Progressive

27. Escribir Present Conjugation: Indicative, Perfect & Progressive

The verb ''escribir'' means 'to write' in Spanish. In this lesson you will learn how to conjugate ''escribir'' in the present indicative, perfect, and progressive tenses. You will also see examples of how to use the verb.

Jugar Conjugation: Present Tense & Present Progressive

28. Jugar Conjugation: Present Tense & Present Progressive

It's time for game night at the community center, and the players are out in full force. The verb 'to play' in Spanish is 'jugar.' In this lesson, you will learn how to conjugate 'jugar' in the present and progressive tenses. You will also see examples of how to use the verb.

Suponer: Translation & Conjugation

29. Suponer: Translation & Conjugation

''Suponer'' means 'to suppose'. Today, we learn to use this verb in its most common tense: the simple present. We have a fun story that illustrates the use of this verb in daily conversation.

Asistir: Translation & Conjugation

30. Asistir: Translation & Conjugation

The verb ''asistir'' has a few meanings and uses. This lesson covers those uses and the present tense conjugation along with some practical uses, which teach us some tips on how to use ''asistir''.

Caminar: Translation & Conjugation

31. Caminar: Translation & Conjugation

We walk everyday, and 'to walk' is the Spanish verb we cover in this lesson: ''caminar''. We learn its conjugation in the present tense in the context of real life expressions.

Irse: Translation & Conjugation

32. Irse: Translation & Conjugation

''Irse'' is a Spanish verb that often causes confusion, as it means the same as ''ir'': 'to go'. However, ''irse'' has some very specific implications, which you will learn in this lesson through a fun story.

Llamar: Translation & Conjugation

33. Llamar: Translation & Conjugation

The Spanish verb ''llamar'' has various meanings, from 'making a call' or 'knocking at the door' to 'attracting someone's attention.' This lesson provides you with plenty of examples from daily life situations in which the verb ''llamar'' is required.

Sentarse: Translation & Conjugation

34. Sentarse: Translation & Conjugation

The Spanish verb ''sentarse'' means 'to sit down', and it is a reflexive verb. In this lesson, we learn to conjugate ''sentarse'' in the present tense and to use it in the context of real-life Spanish.

Vender: Translation & Present Conjugation

35. Vender: Translation & Present Conjugation

''Vender'' means 'to sell'. In this lesson you'll learn to conjugate this verb in the present tense while visiting a few markets in the Spanish speaking world.

Repetir: Definition & Present Tense Conjugation

36. Repetir: Definition & Present Tense Conjugation

The Spanish verb repetir means 'to repeat', but it has other meanings depending on the context. This lesson provides you with lots of situations and examples in which we need this verb, as well as its conjugation in the present tense.

Repetir Present Conjugation: Participle & Progressive

37. Repetir Present Conjugation: Participle & Progressive

The verb ''repetir'' means 'to repeat' in Spanish. In this lesson, you will learn how to conjugate ''repetir'' in the present perfect and progressive tenses. You will also learn how to use the verb and see several examples with it.

Leer Present Conjugation: Indicative, Progressive & Perfect

38. Leer Present Conjugation: Indicative, Progressive & Perfect

Time to talk about your favorite books! In this lesson, we study the Spanish verb ''leer'' (to read). We'll see how to use it adequately in context in three different tenses - present indicative, present progressive and present perfect.

Poder Conjugation: Present Progressive & Imperfect Subjunctive

39. Poder Conjugation: Present Progressive & Imperfect Subjunctive

'Poder' means 'can' or 'to be able to.' In this lesson we study its conjugation in the present progressive and the imperfect subjunctive. Learn how to use this verb to talk about unreal situations and hypotheses.

Construir Present Conjugation: Progressive & Participle

40. Construir Present Conjugation: Progressive & Participle

The verb 'to build' in Spanish is ''construir''. In this lesson, learn how to conjugate it in the present progressive, and in the perfect tense using the participle. You will also see several examples of ''construir'' using these forms.

Caminar Present Progressive

41. Caminar Present Progressive

The verb ''caminar'' means 'to walk' in Spanish. In this lesson, you will learn how to conjugate ''caminar'' in the present progressive tense. You will also see several examples of how to use the verb and get to practice what you've learned.

Traer Present Conjugation: Indicative & Progressive

42. Traer Present Conjugation: Indicative & Progressive

Get things organized with the verb ''traer'', which means 'to bring' in Spanish. In this lesson you'll learn how to use it in the present indicative and progressive through different conversations.

Descansar Conjugation: Indicative & Preterite

43. Descansar Conjugation: Indicative & Preterite

In this lesson, we talk about the Spanish verb ''descansar'', which means 'to rest'. You will learn how to conjugate it in the present and the preterite, using it in relevant contexts.

Cepillarse Present Conjugation: Indicative & Progressive

44. Cepillarse Present Conjugation: Indicative & Progressive

Learn how to talk about some of your personal hygiene activities in this lesson by using the verb ''cepillarse'', which means 'to brush (one's teeth or hair)' in Spanish. We'll see how to use this verb in the present indicative and progressive.

Pedir Present Conjugation: Indicative, Progressive & Participle

45. Pedir Present Conjugation: Indicative, Progressive & Participle

If you go to a restaurant, you will have to ask for your order. Learn how to conjugate ''pedir'' (to ask for/order) in the present indicative and progressive forms, as well as how to make the participle used in the present perfect.

Despedirse Conjugation: Indicative & Preterite

46. Despedirse Conjugation: Indicative & Preterite

The Spanish verb 'despedirse' means 'to say goodbye.' In this lesson, we study the conjugation of this reflexive verb in context, specifically in the present indicative and the preterite.

Hablar Conjugation: Present Progressive & Command Form

47. Hablar Conjugation: Present Progressive & Command Form

The Spanish verb 'hablar' means 'to speak' or 'to talk.' Learn how to use its present progressive and how to give direct commands through some familiar situations.

Servir Present Conjugation in Spanish: Indicative & Progressive

48. Servir Present Conjugation in Spanish: Indicative & Progressive

Learn how to use the Spanish verb ''servir'' in this lesson. Although its main meaning is 'to serve', we'll take a look at other meanings and contexts, while we study its conjugation in the present indicative and progressive.

Dormir Spanish Conjugation: Present Progressive, Subjunctive & Command

49. Dormir Spanish Conjugation: Present Progressive, Subjunctive & Command

There is nothing like a good sleep after an exhausting day! In this lesson we'll see how to use the Spanish verb ''dormir'' (to sleep). Learn how to use it in plenty of contexts in the present progressive, subjunctive and imperative.

Cambiar Conjugation & Translation

50. Cambiar Conjugation & Translation

In this lesson we study the Spanish verb ''cambiar'', which means 'to change' or 'to exchange'. Learn its conjugation in the present tense through different examples and talk about what you'd like to change or swap.

Cenar: Translation & Conjugation

51. Cenar: Translation & Conjugation

Learn how to use the Spanish verb ''cenar'', which means 'to have dinner'. In this lesson we study its conjugation, as well some useful related vocabulary and its uses in real contexts.

Perder Present Conjugation: Indicative & Progressive

52. Perder Present Conjugation: Indicative & Progressive

Lose something? The verb for 'to lose' in Spanish is ''perder''. In this lesson you will see how to conjugate this verb in the present indicative and progressive tenses. You will also see some helpful examples of how to use ''perder'' and get some practice using it yourself.

Estudiar Present Conjugation: Indicative & Progressive

53. Estudiar Present Conjugation: Indicative & Progressive

In this lesson, we talk about the Spanish verb ''estudiar'' (to study). Learn how to conjugate it in the present indicative and progressive through lots of examples from real-life situations.

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