Cap1-The present tense- Regular -ar verbs

Cap1-The present tense- Regular -ar verbs - -AR Verbs In...

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-AR Verbs -AR Verbs In Spanish, there are three classes (or conjugations ) of verbs: those that end in –AR, those that end in –ER, and those that end in –IR. This is important because the conjugation determines the endings you put on the verbs.
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-AR Verbs -AR Verbs Let’s look at an example, the verb DESCANSAR , which means “to rest.” It ends in –AR , so it is included in this class.
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DESCANSAR DESCANSAR The verb can be split into two parts: The base: DESCANS- The infinitive ending: -AR
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DESCANSAR Now let’s say “I rest.” Start with the base: DESCANS- When you talk about yourself, add –O.
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DESCANSAR DESCANSAR yo descans o
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DESCANSAR DESCANSAR Now let’s talk about you. When the subject is , you add –AS (remember that it’s an –A R verb).
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DESCANSAR DESCANSAR descans as
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DESCANSAR DESCANSAR When we talk about él, ella, or usted , we just add an –A.
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DESCANSAR DESCANSAR él descans a ella descans a Ud. descans a
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DESCANSAR DESCANSAR When the subject is “we,” add –AMOS to the base.
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DESCANSAR DESCANSAR Nosotros descans amos
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This note was uploaded on 02/14/2011 for the course SPAN 121 taught by Professor Losada during the Spring '08 term at South Carolina.

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Cap1-The present tense- Regular -ar verbs - -AR Verbs In...

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