Verbs in Spanish
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Verbs in Spanish

Don't let verbs in Spanish scare you! We've have prepared some rules for you to follow that will help you undertand and use verbs correctly.

Keep an eye on our Level 3 Spanish for Kids section for new worksheets and quizzes as well.

Verbs in Spanish

Verbs in Spanish can be a little complex and hard to understand for beginners. In Spanish the form the verbs takes depends on many factors.

  • Tense: Are you speaking about something in past, present or future?
  • Is the subject of the verb singular or plural?
  • Is the sentence in the first person (I, we), second person (you) or third person (he, she or they)?
  • There are also different moods such as the imperative (commands) and the subjunctive (belief or desire)

The infinitive form is the base form that you'll find in translations. For example the verb "correr" is the infinitive form of the verb. In English it means "to run". The infinitive forms end in 'ar', 'er' and 'ir'.

For level 3 of our Spanish for Kids section we'll introduce you to the infinitive forms of many common Spanish verbs. We'll focus on showing you how to change the verbs for:

  • Present Tense
  • Singular and Plural
  • First person (yo, nosotros), second person (tu, usted, vosotros, ustedes) and third person (el, ella, ellos or ellas).

Start by taking a look at the Uses of the Present Tense page and then move on to the regular 'ar', 'er' and 'ir' verbs in Spanish.