Spanish Grammar Guide

Spanish regular verbs ending in -ar

Regular verbs are divided into 3 categories based on their ending: -ar, -er and -ir. We are going to use cantar (to sing), comer (to eat) and vivir (to live) as models. 

Cantar (to sing), present tense

Yo canto
Tú cantas
Él/Ella/Ud. canta
Nosotros/as cantamos
[Vosotros/as cantáis]
Ellos/as/Uds. cantan

List of common -ar verbs

Amar to love
Bailar – to dance
Caminar to walk
Cantar to sing
Cenar to have dinner
Cocinar – to cook
Comprar – to buy
Desayunar – to have breakfast
Descansar to rest
Enviar to send
Estudiar to study
Hablar – to talk/to speak
Llamar – to call
Llevar – to wear/to carry/to take
Mirar to watch/to look
Odiar to hate
Tocar to touch/to play an instrument
Tomar – to take/to grab/to have (for food 
and drink)
Trabajar – to work

How to conjugate -ar verbs

To conjugate these verbs, we need to drop the -ar ending and add the corresponding ending for each person.

For example:

Trabajar - ar = trabaj
Yo trabaj + o = yo trabajo
Tú trabaj + as = tú trabajas
Él trabaj + a = él trabaja

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