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Spanish Verb Conjugation Help

Want to know how to conjugate tener in the subjunctive? How about a refresher on how -car, -gar, and -zar verbs change. Moreover, can you tell the difference between "Estas bonita" and "Eres bonita"? We're gathering all sorts of resources to help you tell when to use verbs and how to conjugate them.


Verbos conjugados (Conjugating verbs)

To decide how to conjugate a verb in Spanish, you must first consider the subject and the verb tense. There are six different subjects in Spanish (I, you, he/she, we, they (informal) and they (formal). This lesson describes how to conjugate basic, present tense verbs in accordance with all six subjects.

Verbos reflexivos (Reflexive verbs)

A reflexive verb is a verb that is used when the subject and object of the sentence are the same. We don't always express this quite so vividly in English, but in Spanish it is much clearer. For example, in English we may say "I'm going to take a shower" or "I'm taking a bath." In Spanish, the verb is reflexive, because you are bathing yourself. This lesson reviews the difference between reflexive and non-reflexive verbs, so you'll have a much clearer idea of when and how to use reflexive verbs in Spanish.

Stem changing verbs

Stem-changing verbs are verbs that do not follow the normal rules for verb conjugation. These verbs tend to follow patterns, however, the most popular of which are described in this lesson. Read this lesson to review the different types of stem- changing verbs in Spanish.

-CAR, - GAR, and -ZAR verbs

While -car, -gar, and -zar verbs sound as though they abide by normal conjugation rules, many of them undergo orthographic (spelling) changes in order to keep the pronunciation the same. This lesson describes the spelling changes needed to make these verbs sound like other -ar verbs.

Saber y conocer

Saber and conocer both mean "to know" in Spanish; however, they are used under different circumstances. Typically, saber is used when talking about facts, while conocer is used to describe recognizing people or things. For more information on how to correctly use conocer, read this lesson!

Ser y Estar

In English, there is only one verb for "to be" - "to be!" In Spanish, we can express the idea of being using two different verbs, ser and estar. Usually, ser is used for constant conditions of existance, while estar is used to describe changing situations or locations. For more information on how to use ser and estar properly, read this lesson!

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