How to conjugate Spanish verbs

How to conjugate Spanish verbs

Updated June 13, 2023

For many Spanish learners, conjugation is one of the most challenging parts of the language. Verbs are divided into three categories: verbs ending in -ar, -er and -ir. Therefore, conjugation of verbs will depend on the standard patterns and whether the verbs are regular or irregular.

Conjugations of  regular verbs

Generally when we use present indicative, we have to pay attention to the ending of the verbs (-ar,-er,-ir). Then we will remove that ending and get the verb stem (bailar > bail). After, we will add the specific endings for each person to that stem (Yo bailo > I dance). We can see the conjugations in the following chart:

Él/ ellabailabebeasiste

How most common irregular verbs are formed

Although most Spanish verbs are irregular, conjugating them can’t be a challenge for you to use them communicatively. For this reason, we would like to share the ten most common irregular verbs used by native speakers.

PronombresEstar (to be)Haber (to exist)Ser (to be)Tener (to have)Ir (to go)Saber (to know)Dar (to give)Hacer (to do)Poder  (can)Decir (to say)
Ustedes  estánhansontienenvansabendanhacenpuedendicen

Spanish conjugations can be challenging to most Spanish learners. However, at Bright Lingua you can find the best learning experience and functional opportunities for you to develop communication skills in Spanish.

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