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01-021 Present Tense AR verbs; él / ella / usted

Posted by Señor Jordan on Oct 13, 2008 in conjugation, grammar, present, verbs, year 1 |

In this video lesson, we’ll be continuing on our series of how to change AR verbs into the present tense.  So far yo and had their own forms.  For él, ella and usted though, it turns out that they all share the same form.  Él means ‘he’, ella means ‘she’, and usted is ‘you’.  Enjoy!

Feel free to leave questions/comments/suggestions.  ¡Gracias!


ayudar (en casa)- to help (around the house)
bailar – to dance
cantar – to sing
cocinar – to cook
dibujar – to draw
enseñar – to teach
escuchar (música) – to listen to (music)
estudiar (español) – to study (Spanish)
hablar (por teléfono) – to talk (on the telephone)
nadar – to swim
necesitar – to need
patinar – to skate
practicar – to practice
terminar – to end, finish
tocar (la guitarra) – to play (guitar)
trabajar – to work

Yo cocino – I cook
Tú cocinas – You cook
Él cocina – He cooks
Ella cocina – She cooks
Usted cocina – You cook

Él nada. – He swims.
Juan nada. – Juan swims.

Ella canta. – She sings.
Verónica canta. – Veronica sings.

bien – well, fine
el libro de ciencias – science book
en un restaurante – in/at the restaurante
matemáticas – math
el piano – piano


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  3. Present Tense AR verbs; yo form
  4. Present Tense AR verbs; tú form
  5. Present Tense AR verbs: nosotros/nosotras form
  6. Present Tense AR verbs: ellos / ellas / ustedes form
  7. Present Tense AR verbs: all forms
  8. ♫ Present Tense AR endings SONG! ♫!

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Jun 12, 2010 at 12:34 pm

are these also correct?

¿él canta?

¿Paulina ayuda en casa?

¿él canta?

¿él trabaja mucho?

¿Isabel escucha música?

Allison Moore
Nov 3, 2011 at 11:39 am

It’s very helpful when you build on the present tense forms. I wish you were teaching my college Spanish class. Thank you for doing this!

Ybbil Yoj
Dec 13, 2011 at 2:32 pm

Senor Jordan,
Thanks for your wonderful, wonderful help. I love Spanish. Keep making videos!
-Ybbil Yoj

Dec 6, 2012 at 10:54 am

Thanks for the AWESOME videos!

Dec 14, 2012 at 3:33 pm

In this video you used ‘ud’ instead of ‘usted’ for the word you. Does this mean it can be used as ‘ud’ and not have to write ‘usted’? It’s confusing me, please help. Muy, muy gracias.

May 17, 2013 at 12:59 pm

Its to cool.
How do you know so much?

Eduardo Folsé
Nov 28, 2017 at 9:54 pm

Just to point out, in the English version of restaurante, a second e is written at the end of the word which is incorrect as the word is restaurant. Just a small pointer. Thank you for the awesome Spanish help!



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