The verbs above, the ones that still have the –ar ending on them, are called
infinitives—they include the word to in the meaning (to talk, to practice, to study, to
work, etc). They do not indicate who is performing the action of the verb. To show
WHO is doing WHAT, you have to conjugate the verb so that instead of saying to study, you say I study, he studies, we study, etc.
The following table shows the general pattern for conjugating regular verbs.
While there are some irregular verbs which are exceptions, it makes verbs very easy to recognize and begin using on your own.
I speak we speak I study we study you study you speak he/she/it speaks,
YOU speak they speak, you all speak he/she studies/it,
YOU study they study, you all study
A. these verb forms have more than one translation. Yo hablo means I speak, but can also translate as
I am speaking. When used in a question it can include the word do. Do you speak Spanish? ¿Hablas
español? There is no need to add extra words like am, do, etc.
B. the él, ella, Ud form also includes the word it when used as a subject (not as a direct object). The word is understood, there is no vocabulary word for it.
It points…señala It touches…toca
TO GET SOME INDEPENDENT PRACTICE ON YOUR OWN
(skip #3 and #4) http://www.123teachme.com/spanish_sentence_quiz/category/present_ar_verbs_1 http://www.learnspanishfeelgood.com/verbs-regular-ar2.html
(skip #3 and #4) http://www.spanishspanish.com/verb/present_ar_practice_web.html