Present Progressive Irregular Spanish Verb Conjugation
As with all tenses, there are always irregulars and the doing verbs are no exception. The good thing is that the Spanish “doing verb” irregulars are a lot easier to learn.
As mentioned in the Present tense section, the best way to learn the irregulars is to go over and over them until they begin to “sound” right when they’re conjugated correctly. In other words, if you go over and over them, you’ll get to the point where you don’t have to think about them; they’ll come naturally to you. Let’s take a look at the irregulars:
This first group all add a “y”.
|Caerse (a reflexive verb) becomes||Cayéndose|
This next group of Spanish irregulars are stem changers and change from “o” to “u”.
This final group of irregulars are also stem changers and change from “e” to “i”.
And now a few reflexives in the same group:
Before you go on to the Spanish practice session, there are a few new vocabulary words to go over. Here they are:
|the book||el libro|
|The problem||El problema|
|The door||La puerta|
|The window||La ventana|
As you go on to the practice session, watch for the irregular doing verbs. Remember, some are stem changers that go from “e” to “i”, some change from “o” to “u” and some add a “y”. Also, remember that as you listen to them over and over, they’ll start sounding more “natural” to you.
Spanish Practice Session – Doing Part IV
Now, we’ll have a short practice session. (Read the English aloud then the Spanish aloud.)
|I am believing (right now)||Estoy creyendo|
|(Marta) You are reading (right now)||Estás leyendo|
|He is asking for… (right now)||Está pidiendo|
|She is following (right now)||Está siguiendo|
|(Sra. Benites) You are getting… (right now)||Está consiguiendo|
|We are repeating (right now)||Estamos repitiendo|
|They are serving (right now)||Están sirviendo|
|All of you are going (right now)||Están yendo|
|I am not destroying… (right now)||No estoy destruindo|
|(Martín) You are including… (right now)||Está incluyendo|
|He is hearing (right now)||Está oyendo|
|She is feeling… (right now)||Está sintiendo|
|(Sr. Mendes) You are preferring… (right now)||Está prefiriendo|
|We are requiring (right now)||Estamos requiriendo|
|They are dying (right now)||Están muriendo|
|All of you are sleeping (right now)||Están durmiendo|
|I am bringing the book (right now)||Estoy trayendo el libro|
|(Marta) You are coming (right now)||Estás viniendo|
|Juan is saying… (right now)||Juan está diciendo|
|They are getting dressed (right now)||Están vistiéndose|
|(Sra. Benites) You are saying goodbye (right now)||Está despidiéndose|
|We are feeling sick (right now)||Estamos sintiéndonos enfermos|
|María is having fun (right now)||María está divirtiéndose|
|All of you are falling down||Están cayéndose|
If you feel comfortable with this lesson, continue on to the next lesson. Otherwise you can continue to review until you are ready to move on.