Spanish Present Tense - Present Indicative  

The present indicative tense is used similarly in Spanish and in English. The main difference is that the present tense is often used in Spanish when one would use the present progressive tense in English. In English, it would be common to say "I am studying Spanish", while in Spanish one would say "Estudio español" (I study Spanish). As with all the sections in this course, this section begins with basic lessons and continues to more advanced lessons.

Spanish Grammar The Present Tense

The Present Tense

Regular -ar: hablar = 'talk.speak'  hablo, hablas, habla, hablamos, hablais, hablan
Regular -er: comer = 'eat'  como, comes, come, comemos, comeis, comen
Regular -ir: vivir = 'live'  vivo, vives, vive, vivimos, vivís, viven
o changes to ue poder = 'be able'  puedo, puedes, puede, podemos, podéis, pueden
e changes to ie: pensar = 'think':  pienso, piensas, piensa, pensamos, pensáis, piensan
e changes to i: pedir = 'ask for'  pido, pides, pide, pedimos, pedís, piden

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