Spanish present tense

The Present Tense in Spanish

We use the present tense to describe things that happen now, and for things that happen all the time. In Spanish, we have 3 groups of verbs: Verbs that end in –AR, -ER, -IR, and each group has its own conjugations. You just need to drop the ending of the verb in the infinitive form, and use the root of the verb to create the conjugations: the root of the verb + corresponding ending