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El Progresivo

Present Progressive Tense - Spanish II

Justine Curcio

on 14 April 2010

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Transcript of El Progresivo

El Progresivo Corresponds to -ing ending in English
Ex: The students are listening. Ellas están bailando El niño está escribiendo El chico está comiendo But how is it formed? ¡Fácil! Drop -AR
Add -ANDO Gerrund of -AR VERBS: Gerrund of ER & IR VERBS: Drop -ER or -IR
Add -IENDO Beber - (ER) + (IENDO) = BEBIENDO VIVIR - (IR) + (IENDO) = VIVIENDO Cantar - (AR) + (ANDO) = CANTANDO Fácil, ¿no? Not so fast... Let's talk about Irregulars! Verbos que terminan en: -EER (leer, creer) -UIR (construir, destruir) -AER (caer, traer) INSTEAD OF -iendo ADD -yendo
(i -> y)

Ejemplos: creYendo (believing) leYendo (reading) construYendo (building) caYendo (falling) Stem-Changing -IR Verbs:
Domir (ue) Pedir (i) Preferir (ie) SPECIAL CHANGES:
¿Por que? Don't ask why...Just do It Ejemplos:
dUrmiendo (sleeping) PrefIriendo (preferring) mUriendo (dying) Use Estar + Gerrund Gerrund? What? e -> i
o-> u Now, you try! ¿Qué estás haciendo ahora?
A Simple Check:
Make sure you do NOT have three vowels in a row!

Ej: Leiendo

Ej: Leyendo
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