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Spanish Verb Conjugation: Indicative Mood: Present Tense
Present Tense:-uar Verbs: u -> ú

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OBJECTIVE:
Continuar ...
TASK:
Continuar ...
PERPLEXED?
Evaluar ...
What's going on here?
Go back to the i->í page. That explanation should do ...
I think I'll call it a day, and leave you here to your studies.
You don't need any more distraction that you already have.
Remember about weak vowels?
You gotta also remember that you have the rest of your life to accomplish your goal of learning this language.
Don't squish all your eggs in the basket with too many ...

 
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VERB CONJUGATION
Indicative Mood
Present Tense
Regular -ar Verbs
Regular -er Verbs
Regular -ir Verbs
Stem e -> ie
Stem o -> ue
Stem e -> i
Stem iar: i ->
Stem uar: u ->
Stem uir: i -> y
Stem ger/gir: g -> j
Yo form -oy
Yo form -zco
Yo form -go
Imperfect Tense
AR Verbs
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Preterite Tense
Regular AR Verbs
Ending -car
Ending -gar
Ending -zar
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ER/IR Verbs vowel Stem
IR Stem-changers
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Reference
Subject Pronouns
yo
nosotros
nosotras
tú*
vosotros
vosotras
él
ella
Usted
ellos
ellas
Ustedes
*In some countries in Central & South America vos is used instead of .

Reflexive Pronouns
me nos
te os
se se

Direct Object Pronouns
me nos
te os
lo
la
lo/la
los
las
los/las

Indirect Object Pronouns
me nos
te os
le les
Present Tense: -uar verbs
 
In some cases, verbs ending in -uar have irregularities.
These are irregular verbs because they entail a stress shift: u at end of stem becomes accented.
This stress shift only occurs in *certain AR verbs: never occurs in ER or IR verbs!
AR
continuar to continue fortsetzen
evacuar to evacuate, empty, vacate evakuieren
evaluar to evaluate schätzen
graduar to graduate auslernen, promovieren
insinuar to insinuate andeuten
*This change does not occur in such verbs as: apaciguar & averiguar
In all forms except nosotros & vosotros the -u at the end of the stem becomes an -ú.
Drop the -ar: That's the stem !!
To see the present tense conjugated forms of these verbs, click on a pronoun below:
The nosotros & vosotros forms do not require the stem change in the present tense.
YO
ÉL
ELLA
USTED
NOSOTROS
VOSOTROS
ELLOS
ELLAS
USTEDES
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Present tense: UAR Stress Shift verbs: U -> Ú
Yo form
To make this form, drop the -ar from the end of the infinitive.
Look for the U at the end of the stem, and change it to Ú.
Add the normal ending for present tense conjugation.
deutsch
continuar continúo I continue I do continue I am continuing
ich setze fort
evacuar evacúo I evacuate I do evacuate I'm evacuating
ich evakuiere
evaluar evalúo I evaluate I do evaluate I'm evaluating
ich schätze
graduar gradúo I graduate I do graduate I'm graduating
ich lerne aus
insinuar insinúo I insinuate I do insinuate I am insinuating
ich deute an
Why add the accent?
The U is a weak vowel, and without this added accent it merges into the following vowel to become an unstressed diphthong.
The stem (verb minus AR) tells you the action.
Using the o ending says I am doing this action, and it's going on NOW.
Each verb form in Spanish matches a specific pronoun, so Spanish doesn't need to use the pronoun.
That means: each of the conjugated forms you see says ALL of the given "meaning."
The YO is understood, because of the ending.
You don't need to say YO. If you do add the YO, it usually adds emphasis, saying I dooo ...
A look at other forms:
YO
ÉL
ELLA
USTED
NOSOTROS
VOSOTROS
ELLOS
ELLAS
USTEDES
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Present tense: UAR Stress Shift verbs: U -> Ú
form
To make this form, drop the -ar from the end of the infinitive.
Look for the U at the end of the stem, and change it to Ú.
Add the normal ending for present tense conjugation.
deutsch
continuar continúas you continue you do continue you're continuing
du setzt fort
evacuar evacúas you evacuate you do evacuate you're evacuating
du evakuierst
evaluar evalúas you evaluate you do evaluate you're evaluating
du schätzt
graduar gradúas you graduate you do graduate you're graduating
du lernst aus
insinuar insinúas you insinuate you do insinuate you're insinuating
du deutest an
Why add the accent?
The U is a weak vowel, and without this added accent it merges into the following vowel to become an unstressed diphthong.
The stem (verb minus AR) tells you the action.
Using the as ending says you are doing this action, and it's going on NOW.
Each verb form in Spanish matches a specific pronoun, so Spanish doesn't need to use the pronoun.
That means: each of the conjugated forms you see says ALL of the given "meaning."
The is understood, because of the ending.
You don't need to say . If you do add the , it usually adds emphasis, saying you dooo ...
A look at other forms:
YO
ÉL
ELLA
USTED
NOSOTROS
VOSOTROS
ELLOS
ELLAS
USTEDES
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Present tense: UAR Stress Shift verbs: U -> Ú
Él form
To make this form, drop the -ar from the end of the infinitive.
Look for the U at the end of the stem, and change it to Ú.
Add the normal ending for present tense conjugation.
deutsch
continuar continúa he continues he does continue he's continuing
er setzt fort
evacuar evacúa he evacuates he does evacuate he's evacuating
er evakuiert
evaluar evalúa he evaluates he does evaluate he's evaluating
er schätzt
graduar gradúa he graduates he does graduate he's graduating
er lernt aus
insinuar insinúa he insinuates he does insinuate he's insinuating
er deutet an
Why add the accent?
The U is a weak vowel, and without this added accent it merges into the following vowel to become an unstressed diphthong.
The stem (verb minus AR) tells you the action.
Using the a ending says he is doing this action, and it's going on NOW.
Each verb form in Spanish matches a specific pronoun, so Spanish doesn't need to use the pronoun.
That means: each of the conjugated forms you see says ALL of the given "meaning."
The ÉL is understood, because of the ending.
You don't need to say ÉL. If you do add the ÉL, it usually adds emphasis, saying he dooooes ...
A look at other forms:
YO
ÉL
ELLA
USTED
NOSOTROS
VOSOTROS
ELLOS
ELLAS
USTEDES
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Present tense: UAR Stress Shift verbs: U -> Ú
Ella form
To make this form, drop the -ar from the end of the infinitive.
Look for the U at the end of the stem, and change it to Ú.
Add the normal ending for present tense conjugation.
deutsch
continuar continúa she continues she does continue she's continuing
sie setzt fort
evacuar evacúa she evacuates she does evacuate she's evacuating
sie evakuiert
evaluar evalúa she evaluates she does evaluate she's evaluating
sie schätzt
graduar gradúa she graduates she does graduate she's graduating
sie lernt aus
insinuar insinúa she insinuates she does insinuate she's insinuating
sie deutet an
Why add the accent?
The U is a weak vowel, and without this added accent it merges into the following vowel to become an unstressed diphthong.
The stem (verb minus AR) tells you the action.
Using the a ending says she is doing this action, and it's going on NOW.
Each verb form in Spanish matches a specific pronoun, so Spanish doesn't need to use the pronoun.
That means: each of the conjugated forms you see says ALL of the given "meaning."
The ELLA is understood, because of the ending.
You don't need to say ELLA. If you do add the ELLA, it usually adds emphasis, saying she dooes ...
A look at other forms:
YO
ÉL
ELLA
USTED
NOSOTROS
VOSOTROS
ELLOS
ELLAS
USTEDES
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Present tense: UAR Stress Shift verbs: U -> Ú
Usted form
To make this form, drop the -ar from the end of the infinitive.
Look for the U at the end of the stem, and change it to Ú.
Add the normal ending for present tense conjugation.
deutsch
continuar continúa you continue you do continue you're continuing
Sie setzen fort
evacuar evacúa you evacuate you do evacuate you're evacuating
Sie evakuieren
evaluar evalúa you evaluate you do evaluate you're evaluating
Sie schätzen
graduar gradúa you graduate you do graduate you're graduating
Sie lernen aus
insinuar insinúa you insinuate you do insinuate you're insinuating
Sie deuten an
Why add the accent?
The U is a weak vowel, and without this added accent it merges into the following vowel to become an unstressed diphthong.
The stem (verb minus AR) tells you the action.
Using the a ending says you are doing this action, and it's going on NOW.
Each verb form in Spanish matches a specific pronoun, so Spanish doesn't need to use the pronoun.
That means: each of the conjugated forms you see says ALL of the given "meaning."
The USTED is understood, because of the ending.
You don't need to say USTED. If you do add the USTED, it usually adds emphasis, saying you doooo ...
A look at other forms:
YO
ÉL
ELLA
USTED
NOSOTROS
VOSOTROS
ELLOS
ELLAS
USTEDES
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Present tense: UAR Stress Shift verbs: U -> Ú
Nosotros & Nosotras form
To make this form, drop the -ar from the end of the infinitive.
Add the normal ending for present tense conjugation.
deutsch
continuar continuamos we continue we do continue we're continuing
wir setzen fort
evacuar evacuamos we evacuate we do evacuate we're evacuating
wir evakuieren
evaluar evaluamos we evaluate we do evaluate we're evaluating
wir schätzen
graduar graduamos we graduate we do graduate we're graduating
wir lernen aus
insinuar insinuamos we insinuate we do insinuate we're insinuating
wir deuten an
The nosotros form of these verbs is not affected, and follows the normal pattern for -ar verb conjugation.
Why add the accent in other forms?
The U is a weak vowel, and without this added accent it merges into the following vowel to become an unstressed diphthong.
The stem (verb minus AR) tells you the action.
Using the amos ending says we are doing this action, and it's going on NOW.
Each verb form in Spanish matches a specific pronoun, so Spanish doesn't need to use the pronoun.
That means: each of the conjugated forms you see says ALL of the given "meaning."
The NOSOTROS is understood, because of the ending.
You don't need to say NOSOTROS. If you do add the NOSOTROS, it usually adds emphasis, saying we dooooo ...
A look at other forms:
YO
ÉL
ELLA
USTED
NOSOTROS
VOSOTROS
ELLOS
ELLAS
USTEDES
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Present tense: UAR Stress Shift verbs: U ->Ú
Vosotros & Vosotras form
To make this form, drop the -ar from the end of the infinitive.
Add the normal ending for present tense conjugation.
deutsch
continuar continuáis y'all continue y'all do continue y'all are continuing
ihr setzt fort
evacuar evacuáis y'all evacuate y'all do evacuate y'all are evacuating
ihr evakuiert
evaluar evaluáis y'all evaluate y'all do evaluate y'all are evaluating
ihr schätzt
graduar graduáis y'all graduate y'all do graduate y'all are graduating
ihr lernt aus
insinuar insinuáis y'all insinuate y'all do insinuate y'all are insinuating
ihr deutet an
The vosotros form of these verbs is not affected, and follows the normal pattern for -ar verb conjugation.
Why add the accent in other forms?
The U is a weak vowel, and without this added accent it merges into the following vowel to become an unstressed diphthong.
The stem (verb minus AR) tells you the action.
Using the áis ending says y'all are doing this action, and it's going on NOW.
Each verb form in Spanish matches a specific pronoun, so Spanish doesn't need to use the pronoun.
That means: each of the conjugated forms you see says ALL of the given "meaning."
The VOSOTROS is understood, because of the ending.
You don't need to say VOSOTROS. If you do add the VOSOTROS, it usually adds emphasis, saying y'all dooooo ...
A look at other forms:
YO
ÉL
ELLA
USTED
NOSOTROS
VOSOTROS
ELLOS
ELLAS
USTEDES
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Present tense: UAR Stress Shift verbs: U -> Ú
Ellos form
To make this form, drop the -ar from the end of the infinitive.
Look for the U at the end of the stem, and change it to Ú.
Add the normal ending for present tense conjugation.
deutsch
continuar continúan they continue they do continue they're continuing
sie setzen fort
evacuar evacúan they evacuate they do evacuate they're evacuating
sie evakuieren
evaluar evalúan they evaluate they do evaluate they're evaluating
sie schätzen
graduar gradúan they graduate they do graduate they're graduating
sie lernen aus
insinuar insinúan they insinuate they do insinuate they're insinuating
sie deuten an
Why add the accent?
The U is a weak vowel, and without this added accent it merges into the following vowel to become an unstressed diphthong.
The stem (verb minus AR) tells you the action.
Using the an ending says they are doing this action, and it's going on NOW.
Each verb form in Spanish matches a specific pronoun, so Spanish doesn't need to use the pronoun.
That means: each of the conjugated forms you see says ALL of the given "meaning."
The ELLOS is understood, because of the ending.
You don't need to say ELLOS. If you do add the ELLOS, it usually adds emphasis, saying they dooo ...
A look at other forms:
YO
ÉL
ELLA
USTED
NOSOTROS
VOSOTROS
ELLOS
ELLAS
USTEDES
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Present tense: UAR Stress Shift verbs: U -> Ú
Ellas form
To make this form, drop the -ar from the end of the infinitive.
Look for the U at the end of the stem, and change it to Ú.
Add the normal ending for present tense conjugation.
deutsch
continuar continúan they continue they do continue they're continuing
sie setzen fort
evacuar evacúan they evacuate they do evacuate they're evacuating
sie evakuieren
evaluar evalúan they evaluate they do evaluate they're evaluating
sie schätzen
graduar gradúan they graduate they do graduate they're graduating
sie lernen aus
insinuar insinúan they insinuate they do insinuate they're insinuating
sie deuten an
Why add the accent?
The U is a weak vowel, and without this added accent it merges into the following vowel to become an unstressed diphthong.
The stem (verb minus AR) tells you the action.
Using the an ending says they are doing this action, and it's going on NOW.
Each verb form in Spanish matches a specific pronoun, so Spanish doesn't need to use the pronoun.
That means: each of the conjugated forms you see says ALL of the given "meaning."
The ELLAS is understood, because of the ending.
You don't need to say ELLAS. If you do add the ELLAS, it usually adds emphasis, saying they dooo ...
A look at other forms:
YO
ÉL
ELLA
USTED
NOSOTROS
VOSOTROS
ELLOS
ELLAS
USTEDES
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Present tense: UAR Stress Shift verbs: U -> Ú
Ustedes form
To make this form, drop the -ar from the end of the infinitive.
Look for the U at the end of the stem, and change it to Ú.
Add the normal ending for present tense conjugation.
deutsch
continuar continúan you continue you do continue you're continuing
Sie setzen fort
evacuar evacúan you evacuate you do evacuate you're evacuating
Sie evakuieren
evaluar evalúan you evaluate you do evaluate you're evaluating
Sie schätzen
graduar gradúan you graduate you do graduate you're graduating
Sie lernen aus
insinuar insinúan you insinuate you do insinuate you're insinuating
Sie deuten an
Why add the accent?
The U is a weak vowel, and without this added accent it merges into the following vowel to become an unstressed diphthong.
The stem (verb minus AR) tells you the action.
Using the an ending says you are doing this action, and it's going on NOW.
Each verb form in Spanish matches a specific pronoun, so Spanish doesn't need to use the pronoun.
That means: each of the conjugated forms you see says ALL of the given "meaning."
The USTEDES is understood, because of the ending.
You don't need to say USTEDES. If you do add the USTEDES, it usually adds emphasis, saying you dooo ...
A look at other forms:
YO
ÉL
ELLA
USTED
NOSOTROS
VOSOTROS
ELLOS
ELLAS
USTEDES
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