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Spanish Gerunds

forming gerunds, uses of the gerund in spanish, uses of ser and estar, and adjective meaning changes with ser and estar.

erin mccarthy

on 9 June 2011

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Transcript of Spanish Gerunds

Gerunds Forming Gerunds
Regular Verbs verbs are formed by dropping the infinitive endings (ar/er/ir), and adding -ando, -iendo. Examples:
cantar: cantando
abrir: abriendo Gerunds ending in -yendo Gerunds of --er and-ir verbs with stems ending in a vowel is formed by adding --yendo Examples
trear:trayendo Irregular Gerunds
stem-changing -ir verbs change
the stem vowel from e to i and from o to u.
dormir:durmiendo Other irregulas:
ir: yendo
poder:pudiendo Uses: used with forms of the verbs estar,seguir, continuar, and w/ verbs of motion, to stress that an event is (was or will be) in progress or continuing at the moment indicated. Uses of Ser and Estar Ser:
physical traits, basic personality traits, nationality/origen, profession, time/date,location of events,impersonal expressions Estar:
pysical condition, feeling/emotion,temporary and permanent location,progressive tense,common expressions. adjective meaning changes with Ser and Estar SER ESTAR
Malo bad sick
Listo clever ready
Palido pale pale(temporary)
Seguro safe sure
Vivo lively alive
Aburrido boring bored
Cansado tiring tired THE END
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