Spanish Verbs

Verbs express actions (physical or mental), and also states or occurrences. In Spanish, these words are conjugated in four modes namely: indicative (indicativo), subjunctive (subjuntivo), conditional (condicional) and imperative (imperativo)

  • Modo indicativo (Indicative mode): is used to express what is (present tense), what was (past tense), what will be (future tense).

Verbs in Spanish

  • Modo subjuntivo (Subjunctive mode):
    These are the concepts that are hypothetical. On the other hand, those which embody the expression of feelings of the speaker towards a state or an action.

  • Modo condicional (Conditional mode):
    It expresses uncertainty or probability in conditional sentences. For instance:

Si yo estudiara más, sacaría mejores notas.
(If I studied more, I would get better grades)

Si durmiera más, me sentiría mejor.
(If I slept more, I would feel beter)

Si no lloviera, iría al parque.
(If it did not rain, I would go to the park)

  • Modo imperativo (Imperative mode):
    Imperative sentences mostly express an order or prohibition. For instance:

(Sit down)

¡No lo hagas!
(Don’t do it!)

¡Haz la tarea!
(Do your homework!)


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