Week 11 of Learning Spanish!

Present Tense Verb Endings

In Spanish, the verb endings change in order to describe who is doing the action and when. Most verbs are “regular,” meaning they change their endings in predictable ways.

Person Endings Examples
I -o yo como, yo leo
you (familiar) -es, -as tú comes, tú nadas
he, she, it, you (formal) -e, -a él come, ella nada, usted lee
we -amos, -emos, -imos nosotros comemos, nosotros nadamos
you (plural Latin America) -en, -an ustedes comen, ustedes nadan
you (plural Spain) -éis, -áis vosotros coméis, vosotros nadáis
they -en, -an ellos comen, ellos nadan

Ellas caminan – they walk

Ustedes cocinan – you cook

Habla usted ingles? – do you speak English?

No, tu no caminas – no, you do not walk

Usted lee – you read

Tu cocinas una papa – You cook one potato

Nosotros caminamos – we walk

Ellos beben cerveza – they drink beer

Ellas escriben – they write



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