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 / usted canta

nosotros / nosotras cantamos

(vosotros / vosotras cantáis)

ellos / ellas / ustedes 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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