Present Tense - Regular -ir Verbs   By Ron Slone

Spanish Grammar Present Indicative Regular -ir Verbs
Overview

Let's consider the present tense of a regular "ir" verb. The verb meaning (to live) in Spanish is vivir.

Take off the -ir ending:
vivir - ir = viv

Now we add on one of the present tense endings:

yo o
es
Ud/él/ella e
nosotros imos
vosotros ís
Uds/ellos/ellas en

viv + (ending) --> vivo, vives, vive, vivimos, vivís, viven

Let's look at some example sentences:

Vivo en Londres.
I live in London. (I am living in London.)

¿En dónde vives?
Where do you live?

¿En qué ciudad vive usted?
What city do you live in?

¿En qué condado vive usted?
What county do you live in?

Mi hermano mayor vive en Chicago.
My older brother lives in Chicago.

Mi primo vive en Londres.
My cousin (male) lives in London.


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