Do you remember which three endings we can find in Spanish verbs?
Do you remember which three kind of «infiinitivos» we can find in Spanish?
If not escucha again (otra vez) the previous podcast because we need this information to be able to create our first spanish verbs in presente.
¿Ready? Pues empecemos.
- Take a pice of paper or use your telephone, tablet… anyway, whatever you can write something on and write our well-known personal pronouns: from YO until ELLAS or ELLOS. You can forget USTED or USTEDES this time. You can pause this podcast while you write them; I will wait here (esperaré).
- We are goint to take el verbo CANTAR (to sing). Which Ending is it?… exactly… -AR. So, we are going to take this verb and we are going to delete -AR. Which word there is now? CANT. Write CANT next to your wonderful and well-known personal pronouns that you have just written down.
- Now the show start. You will must learn this by heart because every pronoun in Spanish, has its own ending. And every verb tense in Spanish has its own endings. So, we are going to begin poco a poco and we are going to see the presente.
YO canto (and a -O)
Tú cantas (add a -AS)
Él canta (add -A)
Nosotros cantAMOS (add – AMOS)
Now the difficult one VOSOTROS cantáis (add -AIS)
Ellos Cantan (-AN)
So, it’s a matter of adding new letters to this verb from you have deleted -AR. Repito: canto, cantas, canta, cantamos, cantáis, cantan… so O, AS, A, AMOS, AIS, AN
Don’t forget to listen to the other podcasts from this serie called «Spanish verbs basics»: