This 13th lesson deals with the present tense in Spanish. In addition I included a vocabulary list about survival and emergencies. I will try to give examples using both vocabulary and grammar. That way it will be easy for you to see the words when they are separate and when they are in a sentence. Going through the whole page should take about 30 min. Make sure to read the pronunciation and hear the audio as well. If you have any question about this course, please email me directly at Spanish Classes.
Just like in English, the present tense in Spanish is used to:
To be able to conjugate a verb properly in Spanish, you need to know 2 things:
Here are examples about both:
Below is a list of 15 sentences conjugated into the present tense. I focused on the examples you might come across or use very often. The table contains 3 columns (English, Spanish, and Audio). Make sure you repeat each word after hearing it by either clicking on the audio button or by reading the pronunciation. That should help with memorization as well as improving your pronunciation.
|I see you||Te veo|
|I write with a pen||Escribo con pluma|
|You love apples||Te encantan las manzanas|
|You give money||Das dinero|
|You play tennis||Juegas tenis|
|He reads a book||Él lee un libro|
|He understands me||Él me entiende|
|She has a cat||Ella tiene un gato|
|She knows my friend||Ella conoce a mi amigo|
|We want to learn||Queremos aprender|
|We think Spanish is easy||Creemos que el español es fácil|
|You (plural) work here||Ustedes trabajan aquí|
|You (plural) speak French||Ustedes hablan inglés|
|They drive a car||Ellos manejan un auto|
|They smile||Ellos sonríen|
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Below is a list of 28 words related to survival expressions such as emergencies, and calling for help. If you can memorize them by heart, you will be able to communicate better when in distress or when providing help to someone else who is in need.
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Finally, here are some common sentences to strengthen your conversation skills. For a complete list of commonly used sentences, please visit our Spanish Phrases page. Enjoy!
|Are you okay?||¿está bien?|
|Call a doctor!||¡llame a un doctor!|
|Call the ambulance!||¡llame a una ambulancia!|
|Call the police!||¡llame a la policía!|
|I feel sick||me siento mal|
|It hurts here||me duele aquí|
|It's urgent!||¡es urgente!|
|Where is the closest pharmacy?||¿dónde está la farmacia más cercana?|
|You look beautiful! (to a woman)||te ves hermosa|
|You have a beautiful name||tienes un nombre hermoso|
|This is my wife||ella es mi esposa|
|This is my husband||él es mi esposo|
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Congratulations! You finished your 13th lesson in Spanish about the present tense, and survival expressions. Are you ready for the next lesson? We recommend Spanish Lesson 14. You can also simply click on one of the links below or go back to our Learn Spanish homepage.