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Introduction to Spanish verbs.

Let's begin with a question: What's a verb?

From a grammatical point of view, a verb is a word that is used to indicate and action, state or condition. Verbs function as the predicate of a sentence or introduce the predicate.

Spanish verbs can be classified in four categories:

  1. All Spanish verbs end in -ar, -er and -ir. (andar - comer - vivir).
    Verbs ending in -ar belong to the First Conjugation type.
    Verbs ending in -er belong to the Second Conjugation type.
    And finally, those verbs ending in -ir belong to the Third Conjugation.

  2. Regular verbs. These verbs are all conjugated the same way and once you have learned how to conjugate one verb for each category, you'll conjugate nearly all the Spanish verbs.

  3. Irregular verbs. These verbs have a concrete and unique conjugation. You should memorize them!

  4. Stem-changing verbs. The characteristic of these type of verbs is that they have the same endings as regular verbs, but they root (stem) changes.

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