Present Progressive Tense


Meaning: action is taking place right now

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Set-up: Estar (present tense) + verb + ando(-ar verbs) or iendo(-er/-ir verbs)


Estar = estoy, estás, está, estamos, están


Ejemplos:

I am talking. = Yo estoy hablando.

You are eating. = Tú estás comiendo.

He is going. = El está yendo. (*IR {to go} is irregular!!)

We are moving. = Nosotros nos estamos moviendo. (*Reflexive Pronoun goes before 1st verb!)

They are writing. = Ellos están escribiendo.


Irregulars:

decir = diciendo

dormir= durmiendo

morir = muriendo

pedir = pidiendo

venir = viniendo

oir = oyendo

leer = leyendo

construir = construyendo

caer = cayendo

*Verbs that end with -eer, -aer or -uir, drop the "i" in "iendo" and add a "y".