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Welcome to Vol. 36 of the Spanish Online Newsletter! Your weekly Spanish learning with mp3s, as well as links to Spanish travel spots and more. If you don't get a weekly newsletter once and a while don't worry about your email address being incorrect or anything, sometimes I get too busy to write the weekly letter. ¡Lo siento! Demasiado trabajo...This week we take a look at the verb IR, or the verb for "to go". Espero que lo encuentren útil.


Lesson of the Week: The Verb IR

This irregular verb is one of the key verbs used in the Spanish language. Some conjugations of IR:

 

present

preterite imperfect

future

yo voy fui iba iré
tu vas fuiste ibas irás
el, ella, Ud. va fue iba irá
nos. vamos fuimos íbamos iremos
ellos, Uds van fueron iban irán

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As you see below, IR is also commonly used in combination with other verbs, often using the pattern of "ir + a + an infinitive verb". Practice saying the following sentences OUT LOUD!

vas a estar en clase mañana?
are you going to be in class tomorrow?
Juan fue a jugar fútbol
Juan went to play soccer
iré a misa el domingo
I'll go to mass on Sunday
¿van juntos?
are they going together?
ibamos a la escuela
we were going to school
¿ya fuiste al doctor?
did you already go to the doctor?

Worksheet : The Verb IR


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Tikal, Guatemala

At its height this majestic Mayan city boasted over 100,000 habitants, and is now considered one of the archaelogical gems of Latin America. For a great site with history, travel links, and a virtual reality tour online, click here. Another good photo site is here.


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