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Presente – The present tense in Spanish

 The present tense in Spanish Presente de Indicativo is used to express a present, in spanish we can express a current activity or usual activity:

Ahora leo el libro. – Now I read the book.
Nunca se acuesta tarde.– Never go to bed late.

The construction of sentences

[alert-success](Entity) + transformed verb in correct conjunctions + object.[/alert-success]

The entity is optional, ie. We can say: I swim in the pool or swim in the pool. The verb in Spanish can be used in three conjugations -ar, -er, -ir. It can be inflected completely regular or irregular bodied incompleteness.


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The present tense in use

Presente de Indicativo can be used in current time.

1. a one-time activity

Pongo la mesa.
(I cover the table.)

El cocinero corta los tomates.
(Cook sliced tomatoes.)

2. ongoing activity

Los niños duermen en sus camas.
(The children are asleep in their beds.)

Antonio no se siente bien.
(Antonio does not feel well.)

3. the act or repeated condition

Siempre se levanta a las seis.
(I Always gets up at six.)

A veces no sé que decir.
(Sometimes you do not know what to say.)

Questions and negatives

In Spanish questions and negatives we create very simple. Question usually are start with this symbol: ¿ then we using below question construction.



Entity are usually skiped. Question we can also start using:

  • QUE – What
  • COMO – How etc.

some examples:

¿() sabes cocinar?
Do (you) can cook?

¿(Vosotros) tenéis tempo?
Do (you) have time?

Negation we create usin NO word. We put it between ENTITY and VERB .


some examples:


(Ella) no quiere responder a la pregunta del profesor.
((She) does not want to answer the teacher’s question.)

(Yo) no Puedo ayudarte.
(I can not help you.)


Author: Lisa

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  1. huge.mike says:

    Heyyy lisaa : ) do you will make bigger list of examples? Thank s fo r answer.

    P.S love your blog<3

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