Spanish Verbs 101

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Spanish Verbs 101
What is a verb?
The part of speech/sentence that is an
action word; something that’s taking
place.
Usually in English, verbs end with –ing
But, we will be learning present tense
verbs that mean “to do” something.
Such as to run, to eat.
Let’s review pronouns!
• Pronouns are words that you can use in place
of a noun. For example: I, he, she, you, we,
they
• John ran. He ran
• Julia and I studied. We studied.
• These are going to be very important when
learning verbs in Spanish!
Spanish Pronouns
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Yo=I
Tu= You (informal)
El=He
Ella=She
Usted=You (formal)
Nosotros=We
Ellos=They(masc and feminine)
Ellas=They(feminine)
Ustedes= (You all)
Click here: pronouns
Pronoun Notes
• You need to know and memorize these
pronouns!
• From the previous slide, please make sure you
copy these pronouns into your notes. Also,
print up the map from the link, which is a very
good source.
Pronoun Activity
• Visit this link to practice Pronoun Flashcards.
When you see the Spanish pronoun, try and
guess what the definition is. Then, click to find
out the answer to see if you were right.
• Visit this link to drag and match the correct
definition to the correct pronoun. Pronoun
Match
Infinitives
• The verb infinitive is the most basic form of a
verb. The definition is to+verb=infinitive.
In Spanish, there are 3 types of verbs: These are
the AR, ER, and IR verbs, meaning that these
verbs will have one of those endings.
Some examples are: hablar, beber, vivir
Activity 1: AR Verb Infinitives
• Choose an article on
http://www.cnn.com/espanol/ and identify all of
the verb infinitives. On a Word Document, list all
AR, ER, and IR verbs. Write the total number of
verbs you found.
• At the top of the assignment, write Verb
Infinitives, and the name of the article. Copy and
paste the link of the article.
• When you are finished, please save, email, and
send an attachment to [email protected]
• Also, print yourself a hard copy of both the
assignment and the article to keep in your
Spanish folder.
• This assignment is worth 20 points.
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