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The following verb tables show to conjugate the three types of regular verbs in Spanish:
To form other tenses, remember:
The perfect tenses are formed with the relevant tense of the auxiliary verb haber and the past partciple:
Le he hablado de ti
Lamento que sehaya ofendido
El profesor nos había visto
Cuando hubo terminado de habar, …
Para entonces ya habremos terminado
Si lo hubiera sabido, habría llamado
The continuous tenses are formed with the relevant tense of the auxiliary estar and the present participle:
Estoy estudiano el problema
Cuando llegó, estábamos cerrando
Estuvieron esperando mucho tiempo
¿Han estado hablando de mí?
Other verbs such as andar, ir, and venir, can also be used as auxiliaries to express different nuances of meaning:
Andaba diciendo que…
A medida que lo fui conociendo…
¿Por qué no te vas vistiendo?
Hace mucho tiempo que te lo vengo diciendo
You can find verb tables for many Spanish irregular verbs in the dictionary entry for those verbs. Here are links to some of the most common irregular verbs:
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