How To Conjugate Verbs In Spanish In Only 3 Steps


Have you recently started studying Spanish? Would you run away when you hear the words “verbs”, “conjugation”, “infinitive”, etc.

If you said yes to all the above, keep reading! This will interest you!

Working out the verbs is WAY easier than you think!
A verb is the most important part in a phrase – and without it whatever we were saying just wouldn’t make sense…

I will explain you how verbs work in the simplest way. Let’s get started!

There are three concepts that we need to understand beforehand:

1 – The term “conjugate” means to show the different forms of a verb, according to its person and number (I, we, she, they) and tense (present, past, future).

2 – A verb in “infinitive” is a verb with no form – no conjugation according to its person and number. In simple words: no one is doing the action of that verb. 

You’ll understand this in a sec with these examples: 

  • A verb in infinitive form would be “hablar” – to speak
  • A verb conjugated would be “yo hablo” – I speak

Easier right? 😉

and 3 – In Spanish we have 2 main type of verbs:

  • Regular verbs: we love them! ❤️ We’ll always follow the same rule to conjugate them and I will teach how in just _ easy steps!
  • Irregular verbs: the love is less strong for these ones as we cannot apply such straight forward rules… (Learn how to conjugate Spanish irregular verbs here)

Learn how to conjugate regular verbs in just 3 steps! 

and help me say “I speak Spanish” in Spanish!

STEP 1️⃣:
Identify the ending of the infinitive that you want to conjugate, or meaning the same, that you want to build a phrase with. 
E.g. Is “hablar” (to speak) ending with “-ar”, “-er” or “ir”? The answer is “-ar”

STEP 2️⃣:
Once you have identified what ending the verb you’re about to use has, you will drop it off! 

After dropping off the ending “-ar” from “hablar” we will be left with “habl”.

STEP 3️⃣:
Once we have dropped off the ending “-ar” from the verb “hablar” we will replace it by one of the following endings:
⚠️ Pick the right column depending on the group ending of the verb you’re using and the correct row depending on who is doing that action:


Easier than you thought? 

Hope you enjoyed this micro lesson!

P.S. Download this FREE Verbs cheatsheet with the 50 most useful Spanish verbs! Secure the main verbs in the 3 most important tenses: present, past and future.

¡Hasta pronto! 

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