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Welcome to Vol. 40 of the Spanish Online Newsletter! Your weekly Spanish learning with mp3s, as well as links to Spanish travel places and more. This week we take a very quick look at one of the easiest Spanish verb patterns of all: the active "ing" participle.


Spanish Present Participles: the Active "ING"

The Spanish present participle is commonly used with the helper verb "estar" to form sentences. Estoy llamando = I am calling. Estás mirando = you are looking. Notice that there are just 2 endings you'll have to memorize, as you can see in this little chart.

Spanish ING Verbs

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(andar) andando walking
(estudiar) estudiando studying
(recordar) recordando remembering
(jugar) jugando playing
(comer) comiendo eating
(querer) queriendo wanting
(ver) viendo seeing
(decir) diciendo saying
(salir) saliendo leaving

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Worksheet: ING Verbs


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