Spanish ir verbs, as you’ve seen before with conjugating ar and er verbs, follow a pattern. The Spanish ir verbs also have singular and plural pronouns to associate each verb conjugation.
Spanish ir verbs like ar and er verbs have the same singular endings. For instance, first person singular has o ending. Second person singular has es ending. Also, the third person singular has the e ending.
As you can see, whether you’re studying ir verbs or not, you can still follow the pattern of conjugation. On the other hand, Spanish ir verbs have different first and second person plural.
The first person plural has the imos ending and the second person plural has the is ending. The third person plural simply follows the en ending.
The following examples show you how to use the Spanish ir verb salir (to go out, leave, turn out):
- ¿De dónde sale el avión? (Where is the plane leaving from?)
- Salgo para mi cita. (I’m leaving for my appointment.)
- Ellos salen de la escuela. (They are leaving the school.)
- Salimos para Barcelona el 4 de agosto. (We are going to Barcelona on the fourth of August.)
- Él sale de prisa. (He is leaving in a hurry.)
- Pepe sale con Julia para su cumpleaños. (Pepe goes with Julia for her birthday.)
- ¡No me sale esta cuenta! (These numbers are not turning out.)
- Vosotros salís por la puerta delantera. (We go out the front door.)
The following are examples of other regular Spanish ir verbs:
- Le advierto a Juana que no se quede muy tarde. (I advise Juana to not stay up too late.)
- Nosotros añadimos el ázucar y la harina. (We add the sugar and the flour.)
- Ellas aplauden acerca del buen trabajo. (They applaud about the good work.)
- Jimena y Susana deciden quedarse para las películas. (Jimena and Susana decide to stay for the movies.)
- Yo divido el pan entre cuatro pedazos. (I divide the bread into four pieces.)
The following are examples of irregular Spanish ir verbs:
- (decir = to tell, say) Yo le digo a Laura que venga para mi fiesta. (I tell Laura to come to my party).
- (dormir = to sleep) Él duerme con su manta preferida. (He sleeps with his favorite blanket.)
- (ir = to go) Ellos van a la escuela primaria. (They go to the elementary school.)
- (seguir = to follow, continue, pursue) Tú sigues a la maestra. (You follow the teacher.)
- (venir = to come, arrive) ¿De dónde vienes tú? (Where are coming from?)
The irregular Spanish ir (to go) verb is an important action to know. It can represent to go, to go with, to go out to have, to get it right, how are things going, getting by, and fits you.
As you can see, irregular verbs not only break the rules of pattern but they can also have multiple meanings. As it is common with Spanish ir verbs, these verbs also have other grammar rules.
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