¡Hooola! ¿Cómo estás? Let´s have a look at the conjugation of regular -ar verbs in Spanish in present tense. It is important to remember that in Spanish, verbs have a stem (or root) and an infinitive ending.
If the infinitive of the verb ends in -ar, it means that the verb belongs to the first conjugation. And how do we conjugate regular -ar verbs? Well, it´s actually quite easy. All you need to do is to drop the -ar and add the following endings to the stem: -o, -as, -a, -amos, -áis, -an.
Here is the present tense of the regular -ar verb hablar (to speak):
yo hablo (I speak)
tú hablas (you speak)
él habla (he speaks)
ella habla (she speaks)
usted habla (you speak) – formal, singular
nosotros/as hablamos (we speak)
vosotros/as habláis (you speak) – informal, plural
ellos hablan (they speak)
ellas hablan (they speak)
ustedes hablan (you speak) – formal, plural
Let´s see the most common -ar verbs in Spanish:
– amar – to love
– bailar – to dance
– cantar – to sing
– comprar – to buy
– escuchar – to listen
– estudiar – to study
– hablar – to speak
– necesitar – to need
– pagar – to pay
– practicar – to practice
– tomar – to take, to drink
– trabajar – to work
– visitar – to visit
I have prepared a PDF with conjugation of regular -ar verbs and a list of the most common -ar verbs in Spanish. All the beautiful clipart used in the PDF is from Flaticon.
Please feel free to download a copy for your students or your personal use. I hope you will enjoy the resource as well as other printable or interactive activities to study, teach or practice Spanish grammar.
Let´s practice what we have learned so far. Below you will find some interactive activities to practice the most common -ar verbs in Spanish as well as conjugation.
Enjoy and have fun! ¡Disfrútalo!
1 Vocabulary matching
2 Conjugation endings
3 Conjugation practice 1
4 Conjugation practice 2
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