Ch 7: Spanish Verb Conjugation

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This chapter helps students review the concepts in a Spanish verb conjugation unit of a standard basic Spanish course. Topics covered include:

  • Conjugating 'conducir'
  • Imperfect and subjunctive conjugation of 'decir'
  • The meaning and conjugation rules for 'dormir'
  • Definition of 'abrir'
  • Imperfect and preterite conjugation of 'comer'
  • 'Comer' conjugated in future and subjunctive tenses
  • Subjunctive, imperfect, and present forms of 'estar'
  • Definition of 'hablar'
  • Subjunctive and imperfect conjugation of 'ser'
  • Rules for conjugating 'tener'
  • Future, imperfect, and preterite conjugation of 'vivir'
  • Definition and conjugation of 'volver'

66 Lessons in Chapter 7: Spanish Verb Conjugation
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Conducir: Conjugation & Definition

1. Conducir: Conjugation & Definition

In this lesson, we will learn how to use the verb 'conducir', which means to drive. We will learn to conjugate the verb in the present tense and see the verb used in real life. It is an '-ir' verb that is irregular in the pronoun 'yo'.

Decir Conjugation: Subjunctive & Imperfect

2. Decir Conjugation: Subjunctive & Imperfect

In this lesson, we will learn how to use the Spanish verb ''decir'' ('to say, to tell') in daily life situations in the imperfect tense, and the subjunctive.

Dormir: Conjugation & Meaning

3. Dormir: Conjugation & Meaning

No matter where you are, you're going to need sleep. If you're with Spanish speakers, you'll want to know how to talk about it. Rather than inventing new words or gesturing, this lesson will help you say exactly what you want to say when talking about sleep in the present.

Abrir: Conjugation & Definition

4. Abrir: Conjugation & Definition

In this lesson, we will learn how to use the Spanish verb 'abrir', which means 'to open'. We will learn how to use the verb in real life in the present tense, future tense, and command form.

Comer Conjugation: Preterite & Imperfect

5. Comer Conjugation: Preterite & Imperfect

This lesson provides the conjugation of the regular verb 'comer' (to eat) in both the preterite and imperfect tenses, as well as a fun activity to help you practice forming sentences.

Comer Conjugation: Subjunctive & Future

6. Comer Conjugation: Subjunctive & Future

In this lesson you will learn about the Spanish verb ''comer'' ('to eat') and how to use it when expressing wishes or making suggestions, i.e., in the subjunctive. Also, you will see how to talk about events which are likely to happen in the future.

Forms of Estar: Present, Imperfect, & Subjunctive

7. Forms of Estar: Present, Imperfect, & Subjunctive

While we have just one way to say 'to be' in English, in Spanish the work is divided between ser and estar. This lesson will focus on how to use the verb estar in the present indicative, imperfect, and present subjunctive.

Hablar: Conjugation & Meaning

8. Hablar: Conjugation & Meaning

This lesson focuses on the Spanish verb ''hablar'', which means 'to speak' or 'to talk' depending on the context. We will analyze its use and meaning in a variety of expressions, as well as its conjugation in the present tense.

Ser Conjugation: Imperfect & Subjunctive

9. Ser Conjugation: Imperfect & Subjunctive

If you've been studying Spanish, you know that the verb ser is always irregular, so it's no surprise that it has irregular conjugations for the imperfect tense and subjunctive mood. This lesson will go over these conjugations and their meanings.

Tener: Definition & Conjugation

10. Tener: Definition & Conjugation

In this lesson, you will learn about the verb tener and how to conjugate it in the present, preterite and imperfect tenses. You will also practice using tener to use common expressions in Spanish.

Vivir Conjugation: Preterite, Imperfect & Future

11. Vivir Conjugation: Preterite, Imperfect & Future

In this lesson, we will learn how to use the Spanish verb 'vivir.' 'Vivir' means 'to live'. We will learn how to use it in the real world. We will learn the correct forms of the verb in the preterite, imperfect, and future tenses.

Volver in Spanish: Conjugation & Meaning

12. Volver in Spanish: Conjugation & Meaning

'Volver,' which means 'to return,' is a common Spanish word used in everyday conversations. In this lesson, we'll look at all the things 'volver' can mean, how to form its conjugation, and how to use it in a sentence.

Dar Conjugation: Conditional & Command

13. Dar Conjugation: Conditional & Command

The Spanish verb 'dar' means 'to give'. The conditional tense and the command form of this verb are in this lesson along with examples you can use the next time you need the verb 'dar'.

Dar Conjugation: Past Participle & Future

14. Dar Conjugation: Past Participle & Future

In this lesson it's all about giving! We will look into the past participle and the future tense forms of the verb ''dar'' (to give) and learn some new vocabulary in the process.

Decir Command: Informal, Affirmative & Negative

15. Decir Command: Informal, Affirmative & Negative

'Decir' means 'to say' and 'to tell'. We often need to order, suggest, or instruct others to say or tell something in particular. This lesson covers both the affirmative and negative commands of 'decir'.

Decir Conjugation: Future & Conditional

16. Decir Conjugation: Future & Conditional

The verb 'decir' (to say/to tell) inevitably comes up in daily conversation. To help you use it in the future tense (will say) and in the conditional form (would say), this lesson provides both conjugations and examples to practice.

Estar Conjugation: Future & Conditional

17. Estar Conjugation: Future & Conditional

In this lesson we will learn about the Spanish verb ''estar'' ('to be') and its conjugation in the future and conditional tenses. We will also study its meaning in context, as well as some frequently used expressions with this verb.

Estar: Imperfect Subjunctive & Command

18. Estar: Imperfect Subjunctive & Command

If you were in Spain, what activities would be on your list? Perhaps a guide suggests 'be in the town of Bu├▒ol for a crazy festival with tomatoes'. The 'were' and the 'be' are the Spanish tenses we learn in this lesson for the verb ''estar'' (to be).

Hacer Conjugation: Command & Imperfect

19. Hacer Conjugation: Command & Imperfect

This lesson covers the Spanish verb ''hacer'', which means 'to do' or 'to make'. We will learn how to give commands with it (i.e. in the imperative) and how to talk about past habits (using the imperfect) by using the verb in context.

Hacer Conjugation: Conditional & Future Tense

20. Hacer Conjugation: Conditional & Future Tense

The verb 'hacer' - which means 'to do' or 'to make' - is often irregular when it is conjugated. This lesson looks at how to conjugate 'hacer' in the conditional and future tenses.

Recordar Conjugation: Preterite & Imperative

21. Recordar Conjugation: Preterite & Imperative

In this lesson we will learn about the Spanish verb ''recordar'', which means 'to remember' or 'to remind'. We will study its use in the preterite, one of the past tenses, and the imperative through different examples and contexts.

Ser Conjugation: Present & Future Tense

22. Ser Conjugation: Present & Future Tense

In this lesson we will learn about the Spanish verb 'ser' ('to be') and its conjugation in both present and future tenses. We will also study its basic meanings and the expressions in which this verb can be used.

Ser: Present Progressive & Imperfect Subjunctive

23. Ser: Present Progressive & Imperfect Subjunctive

The present progressive of ''ser'' (to be) allows for common sentences like 'I am being patient.' whereas the imperfect subjunctive allows for sentences like 'If I were', 'I wish I were', etc. This lesson covers both tenses.

Spanish Verb Ir Conjugation: Future & Imperative

24. Spanish Verb Ir Conjugation: Future & Imperative

In this lesson we will learn about the Spanish verb ''ir'' ('to go') and how to use it in order to talk about future events. We will also see how to give commands or make suggestions by using the imperative.

Tener Conjugation: Present Progressive & Conditional Perfect

25. Tener Conjugation: Present Progressive & Conditional Perfect

'Tener' (to have) is one of the most common verbs that come up in Spanish conversation. So you can use the present progressive of 'tener' and its conditional perfect, this lesson covers both tenses.

Venir Spanish Conjugation: Future & Conditional

26. Venir Spanish Conjugation: Future & Conditional

'Venir' means 'to come' and you need this verb often in daily conversations. This lesson covers the future and conditional tenses of this verb. You get some great examples from real life conversations.

Venir Spanish Conjugation: Imperfect & Command

27. Venir Spanish Conjugation: Imperfect & Command

In this lesson we will talk about the Spanish verb ''venir'' ('to come') and how to use it in the imperfect, one of the past tenses. Also, we will learn how to give commands or make suggestions using the imperative.

Venir Spanish Conjugation: Past Participle & Present Perfect

28. Venir Spanish Conjugation: Past Participle & Present Perfect

In this lesson we will get to know the Spanish verb ''venir'' (to come, come through, come round) and learn how to create its past participle as well as the present perfect tense.

Ver Conjugation: Present Tense & Command

29. Ver Conjugation: Present Tense & Command

The verb 'ver' can translate as 'to see', 'to watch', and 'to look'. This means you can use it in a wide range of situations. This lesson covers those uses along with the respective tenses that apply.

Ver Future Tense Conjugation

30. Ver Future Tense Conjugation

Hola and bienvenido, bienvenida - welcome to this lesson! We will learn all about building the future tense conjugations of the verb ''ver'' and learn some interesting movie-related vocabulary in the process. Comencemos, let's start!

Querer Conditional Conjugation

31. Querer Conditional Conjugation

Would you want to practice the conditional tense of 'querer' (to want) in a Spanish-speaking country? To get you inspired, you can scroll through this lesson to know what other learners of Spanish would want.

Traer Command Conjugation: Formal & Tu

32. Traer Command Conjugation: Formal & Tu

Learn how to express commands and ask for favors with the verb ''traer'' (to bring) in this lesson. We'll study its command forms in both formal and informal settings through plenty of examples.

Contar: Translation, Conjugation & Stem Change

33. Contar: Translation, Conjugation & Stem Change

''Contar'' is a useful verb that has multiple meanings in Spanish, including 'to count' and 'to tell'. In this lesson, we analyze its meaning in different contexts and study its conjugation in the present tense.

How To Say Countries in Spanish

34. How To Say Countries in Spanish

What if you need to say a country in Spanish, but don't know how? This lesson helps you avoid that problem by providing a list of countries in Spanish. You can learn Spanish and review geography at the same time!

Aburrir Conjugation

35. Aburrir Conjugation

What bores you the most? In this lesson we study the Spanish verb ''aburrir'', which means 'to bore' or 'to get bored', depending on the context. We'll see its uses through different conversations and examples, as well as its present tense conjugation.

Beber Present Tense Conjugation

36. Beber Present Tense Conjugation

In this lesson, we study the Spanish verb 'beber' (to drink). Talk about your favorite drinks and diet routines and express your likes and dislikes by using this verb adequately in context.

Seguir Conjugation: Present Tense & Preterite

37. Seguir Conjugation: Present Tense & Preterite

Ever played follow the the leader as a child? The word for 'to follow' in Spanish is ''seguir''. In this lesson, you will learn how to conjugate ''seguir'' in the present and preterite tenses. You will also see examples of how to use the verb.

Cenar Preterite Conjugation

38. Cenar Preterite Conjugation

In this lesson, we'll see how to talk about dinner in Spanish with the preterite of the verb ''cenar'' (to have dinner). We'll also learn about some delicious typical dinners in different Spanish-speaking countries.

Competir Conjugation

39. Competir Conjugation

Competitions can bring out the best in us. The verb 'to compete' in Spanish is ''competir''. In this lesson you will learn how to conjugate ''competir'' in the indicative present, preterite, imperfect, and future tenses, and review several examples.

Vestirse Preterite Conjugation

40. Vestirse Preterite Conjugation

'Vestirse' is a reflexive Spanish verb meaning 'to dress' or 'to wear.' We'll learn how to conjugate it in the preterite tense and see how it's commonly used with different example sentences.

Continuar Conjugation

41. Continuar Conjugation

The verb 'continuar' means 'to continue' or 'to carry on.' Carry on studying Spanish with this lesson, which focuses on the present tense conjugation and uses of this verb through different examples.

Corregir Conjugation

42. Corregir Conjugation

In this lesson, we study the verb ''corregir'', which means 'to correct' or 'to mark'. It'll be useful to know its conjugation, especially when talking about homework or exams. Learn how to conjugate it in the present and use it adequately in context.

Desayunar Translation & Conjugation

43. Desayunar Translation & Conjugation

Nothing like a nice breakfast to start your day! In this lesson we talk about the Spanish verb ''desayunar'', which means 'to have breakfast'. We'll see how to conjugate this verb and use it adequately in context.

Desayunar Preterite Conjugation

44. Desayunar Preterite Conjugation

The verb ''desayunar'' means to have breakfast, and we often talk about it in the past tense. So you can tell about past breakfasts in Spanish, this lesson explores the preterite through some delicious breakfasts in Spain.

Descubrir Conjugation

45. Descubrir Conjugation

Ever discover something unexpected? The verb 'to discover' in Spanish is ''descubrir''. In this lesson, you'll learn how to conjugate ''descubrir'' in its present tense forms, including the indicative, subjunctive, progressive, and perfect.

Ponerse Conjugation: Preterite & Command

46. Ponerse Conjugation: Preterite & Command

In this lesson, we study the reflexive conjugation of the Spanish verb 'ponerse,' which means 'to put on,' but can also be used in lots of familiar expressions. We'll see how to use it in the preterite and how to give commands.

Preferir Conjugation: Present & Present Progressive

47. Preferir Conjugation: Present & Present Progressive

Learn how to state your preferences in Spanish with the verb 'preferir' (to prefer). In this lesson we take a close look at its structure and conjugation in the present indicative and progressive tenses.

Preferir Conjugation: Preterite & Subjunctive

48. Preferir Conjugation: Preterite & Subjunctive

Talk about your preferences with the Spanish verb 'preferir' (to prefer). In this lesson, you'll learn how to talk about past situations with its preterite, and express wishes or possibilities with its present subjunctive.

Contestar Conjugation: Present & Preterite

49. Contestar Conjugation: Present & Preterite

Do you know the answer? The verb 'to answer' in Spanish is ''contestar''. In this lesson you will learn how to conjugate ''contestar'' in the present and preterite tenses. You will also see some useful examples of how to use the verb in these tenses.

Contribuir: Present & Preterite

50. Contribuir: Present & Preterite

Contributing to your community is a great way to meet people and also do a service for others. ''Contribuir'' is the Spanish verb for 'to contribute'. This lesson will show you how to conjugate this verb in the present and preterite tenses. You'll also see some helpful examples of how to use this verb.

Deber Preterite Conjugation

51. Deber Preterite Conjugation

When was the last time you had to do something not as an obligation but rather as a need? The Spanish verb 'deber' means 'to have to' and to conjugate it in the preterite tense we have a very simple formula. Let's learn it in this lesson while we witness a rather tragic vacation.

Levantarse Conjugation: Preterite & Command

52. Levantarse Conjugation: Preterite & Command

The Spanish verb 'levantarse' means 'to get up.' Learn how to talk about past events with its preterite and give commands with its imperative through familiar conversations and situations.

Llevar Conjugation: Preterite, Imperfect &  Subjunctive

53. Llevar Conjugation: Preterite, Imperfect & Subjunctive

When you are going somewhere, it is important to take certain items. For example, when you go to the store, you need to take money. The Spanish verb used to talk about taking things or people is ''llevar''. In this lesson, you will learn how to conjugate ''llevar'' in the indicative preterite and imperfect tenses. You will also learn how to conjugate it in the present subjunctive.

Morir Conjugation: Preterite, Past Participle & Subjunctive

54. Morir Conjugation: Preterite, Past Participle & Subjunctive

As odd as it sounds, death is a part of life. The verb ''morir'' means 'to die' in Spanish. This lesson will show you how to conjugate ''morir'' in the indicative preterite tense and the present subjunctive tense. It will also show you how to form the past participle of ''morir''.

Sacar Subjunctive Conjugation

55. Sacar Subjunctive Conjugation

The Spanish verb 'sacar' means 'to take out,' but it can be used in many contexts with plenty of meanings - from taking a picture to getting a good grade. In this lesson, we study the use of this verb in the present subjunctive through real-life examples.

Sacar Conjugation: Preterite & Present Tense

56. Sacar Conjugation: Preterite & Present Tense

The Spanish verb 'sacar' means 'to take out,' but it can acquire other meanings depending on the context. Check out this lesson to learn how to use this verb in the present and the preterite tenses through multiple examples.

Dibujar Imperfect Conjugation

57. Dibujar Imperfect Conjugation

In this lesson, we will learn how to use the verb ''dibujar'', which means 'to draw'. We will learn to conjugate the verb in one of the past tenses, the imperfect tense, to discuss drawing in the past.

Pasar Future Tenses Conjugation

58. Pasar Future Tenses Conjugation

'Pasar' is a Spanish verb that means 'to pass,' 'to happen,' or 'to spend.' We can conjugate it in the informal future or the simple future to talk about how we will spend time. We'll learn its future tense conjugations and see how it's commonly used.

Pasar Conjugation: Preterite, Imperfect & Imperfect Subjunctive

59. Pasar Conjugation: Preterite, Imperfect & Imperfect Subjunctive

This lesson focuses on the Spanish verb 'pasar,' which means 'to pass' or 'to spend.' We'll study its conjugation in the preterite, the imperfect, and the imperfect subjunctive, as well as some common expressions in which this verb may appear.

Tocar Conjugation: Preterite, Imperfect & Subjunctive

60. Tocar Conjugation: Preterite, Imperfect & Subjunctive

''Tocar'' means 'to touch' in Spanish. It also means 'to play music' or 'to play a musical instrument'. In this lesson, learn how to conjugate ''tocar'' in the indicative preterite, imperfect and subjunctive tenses.

Cubrir Conjugation: Present Perfect & Past Participle

61. Cubrir Conjugation: Present Perfect & Past Participle

Who's got you covered? The verb 'to cover' in Spanish is ''cubrir''. This lesson will show you how to form the past participle of ''cubrir'', which is used to form the perfect tenses. You will also learn how to conjugate ''cubrir'' in the present perfect tense.

Desaparecer Conjugation: Preterite & Present Tense

62. Desaparecer Conjugation: Preterite & Present Tense

Have your keys ever disappeared just when you were ready to leave the house? When things disappear, we can use the Spanish verb 'desaparecer' to talk about it. This lesson will teach you how to conjugate this verb in the present and preterite tenses. You will also see some helpful examples of how to use 'desaparecer'.

Convencer Preterite Conjugation

63. Convencer Preterite Conjugation

How good are you at convincing someone to do something? Also, do you think it is hard to convince someone about an argument? A lot of it depends on the person you are trying to convince but in case you succeed, let's learn to conjugate the Spanish verb 'convencer'.

Desear Conjugation: Preterite & Subjunctive

64. Desear Conjugation: Preterite & Subjunctive

The Spanish verb 'desear' means 'to wish.' Learn how to talk about your wishes and make offers with the preterite and the present subjunctive of this verb.

Preparar Conjugation: Preterite & Present Progressive

65. Preparar Conjugation: Preterite & Present Progressive

The Spanish verb 'preparar' means 'to prepare.' In this lesson we study its conjugation in the present progressive and the preterite. Learn how to say what you're preparing right now or who prepared dinner yesterday.

Encontrar Conjugation: Present Tense, Preterite & Subjunctive

66. Encontrar Conjugation: Present Tense, Preterite & Subjunctive

The verb ''encontrar'' means 'to find' in Spanish. This lesson will show you how to conjugation ''encontrar'' in the present, preterite, and subjunctive tenses. You will also see several helpful examples of how to use the verb in these tenses.

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