Unformatted text preview: The Spanish use the present progressive similarly. The present progressive construction is created the same way in Spanish as it is in English. This makes the present progressive very easy to learn and understand. To use a verb in the present progressive, you must first conjugate the verb estar to go with the subject. Then you use the present participle form of the main verb. The present participle in Spanish ends in – ando (for – ar verbs) or – iendo (for both – er and – ir verbs) and is the equivalent of an English verb ending in –ing . For example: Juan estudia (John studies) is the present tense. Juan está estudiando (John is studying) is the present progressive construction. You must have both parts in this contruction, or else it will not make sense....
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- Fall '09
- slightly different meaning, Juan está estudiando, present progressive construction