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Spanish Verb Mastery Tutorial: Irregular Spanish Verbs


Irregular Spanish Verbs

This Spanish Verb Mastery Tutorial will tell you what you need to know to conjugate irregular Spanish verbs.

As is the case with regular Spanish verbs, when a subject (such as I, you, he, she, it, you all, they, or we) is involved in the action of the verb, it is conjugated. Unlike English, the Spanish verb ending will change when the verb is conjugated. The ending, either the letters “ar,” “er,” or “ir,” is replaced by another ending which indicates the subject, the tense, and the mode. The tense of the verb indicates when the action is taking place: past, present, or future. The Spanish Verb Conjugator focuses on the present and past tenses which cause frustration for beginners. (The mode is examined when the subjunctive tense and the commands are studied at the advanced level.)  

When conjugating an irregular verb, the stem of the infinitive changes in some forms as well as the verb endings.  

For example, “tener” (to have) an irregular -er ending verb in the present tense:

“ten” is the stem; “er” is the ending:

       tengo..........I have (inf.) have

       tiene...........he has, she has, you (f.) have

       tienen.........they have, you all (f. and inf.) have

       tenemos......we have

       tené all (inf.) have

Related Spanish Verb Mastery Blog Post:

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(This tutorial was excerpted from The Spanish Verb Conjugator: The Beginner's Guide to Mastering Spanish Verbs. Copyright Roche Publishing.)