Ir is an irregular verb. The conjugations of ir are:
Ir is an irregular verb. That means that it does not follow the pattern of regular -ir verbs. Do not think that it is an -ir verb. It is not. Ir is an irregular verb.
Let’s start by learning the conjugation of the verb ir: to go.
I go. See how it went from ir to voy? That’s what makes it irregular.
Tú vas means: You go.
Èl va → He goes.
Ella va → She goes.
Ud. Va → You (f.) go.
Since él/ella/Ud. share the same conjugation, it is important to use the subject pronoun to make sure we know who we are all talking about. Once the subject is established you don’t have to continue using the subject pronoun.
Nosotros vamos means: We go. Remember that nosotros includes you and it is in regards to a group you are part of in which is mixed or ALL males.
Nosotras vamos means: We go. Remember that nosotras includes you and it is in regards to a group you are part of in which ALL are females.
Vosotros vais means: You (plural in Spain) go. Vosotros and vosotras are used when talking TO a group of people. Do remember that we have to think about gender here.
Vosotras vais means: You (plural in Spain) go. Vosotras is used when talking TO a group of ONLY females.
Since ellos/ellas/Uds. share the same conjugation, it is important to use the subject pronoun to make sure we know who we are all talking about. Once the subject is established you don’t have to continue using the subject pronoun.
Ellos van means: They go. Remember that Ellos is used to talk ABOUT a group of males OR a mixed group of males and females (regardless of the ratio).
Ellas están van: They go. Remember that Ellas is used to talk ABOUT a group of females ONLY.
Uds. están means: You (plural) are.
Those are the conjugations of the verb ir to go.
If you already know the subject pronouns then you are just memorizing:
voy, vas, va, vamos vais and van.
So now that we know the conjugations of the verb ir let’s look at some examples together so we can talk about the places that I go, you go, he goes and we all go.
Ir a + place is used to talk about the places that we go to.
Ir a → to go to
Let’s say that I am going to say “I go to school”
I would take the conjugation of ir in the yo form and follow the rest of the formula.
(Yo) Voy a la escuela
So far we went to la escuela and la clase de matemáticas
Those two nouns are feminine, la escuela and la clase de matemáticas. If you need to review gender of nouns a bit more check this lesson out → Adjectives and Nouns.
Notice how that el supermercado is a masculine noun.
Why does that matter?
Because, anytime that we have an a followed by el we have to contract it into al
Let me show you …
Let me show you: a + el = al
(Yo) voy al supermercado.
a + el = al
Now let’s say we are going to the training like a sports training. That would be el entrenamiento.
Let’s use ir a + place.
Now, is el entrenamiento masculine? Yes , yes it is … therefore we will have to remember to contract a + el into al. Let’s do that all together.
Vamos a … … el entrenamiento .
Ok let’s contract a + el into al. That would look like this.
The Verb Ser means (To be) and is a crucial verb to know in Spanish. The verb Ser allows you to speak about yourself and others.
Learning how to conjugate the verb ser in the present tense will enable you to talk about yourself and others regarding when you want to say, “I am … You are … He is … etc.”
Adjectives in Spanish just like in English describe a noun. In Spanish, adjectives must agree in gender and number to the noun that they describe. In simple terms: If the noun is feminine and singular, the adjective should be feminine and singular. If the noun is plural and masculine, the adjective should be masculine and plural.
To conjugate er and ir verbs you remove the ending (-er or -ir) and you add a new ending based on the subject or person performing the action.
Conjugating regular -er & -ir verbs works exactly the same way we learned how to conjugate -ar verbs, however, we have different endings.
Definite Articles in Spanish, In Spanish, you have to choose between four definite articles: el, la, los, and las. In Spanish, all nouns (including words for things) are either masculine or feminine this is called their gender. And just as in English they can also be either singular or plural.
when O in the last stressed syllable of the stem, it will be automatically replaced by ue. Following is the O to UE stem changing verbs chart. with Video
Let me explain how Direct & indirect object pronouns work in Spanish, and i have a video lesson for both ready for you