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 • • • • • • • • • • 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.