Sunday, October 20, 2019

How To Conjugate Beber and Other Regular -er Verbs in Spanish

How To Conjugate Beber and Other Regular -er Verbs in Spanish The conjugation of beber (to drink) is shown here as an example of how to conjugate regular verbs ending in -er. Note that the most common -er verbs - among them ser, haber, tener, and hacer - are irregular and need to be learned separately. Infinitive of Beber Beber (to drink) Gerund of Beber bebiendo (drinking) Participle of Beber bebido (drunk) Present Indicative of Beber yo bebo, tà º bebes, usted/à ©l/ella bebe, nosotros/as bebemos, vosotros/as bebà ©is, ustedes/ellos/ellas beben (I drink, you drink, he drinks, etc.) Preterite of Beber yo bebà ­, tà º bebiste, usted/à ©l/ella bebià ³, nosotros/as bebimos, vosotros/as bebisteis, ustedes/ellos/ellas bebieron (I drank, you drank, she drank, etc.) Imperfect Indicative of Beber yo bebà ­a, tà º bebà ­as, usted/à ©l/ella bebà ­a, nosotros/as bebà ­amos, vosotros/as bebà ­ais, ustedes/ellos/ellas bebà ­an (I used to drink, you used to drink, he used to drink, etc.) Future Indicative of Beber yo beberà ©, tà º bebers, usted/à ©l/ella beber, nosotros/as beberemos, vosotros/as beberà ©is, ustedes/ellos/ellas bebern (I will drink, you will drink, he will drink, etc.) Conditional of Beber yo beberà ­a, tà º beberà ­as, usted/à ©l/ella beberà ­a, nosotros/as beberà ­amos, vosotros/as beberà ­ais, ustedes/ellos/ellas beberà ­an (I would drink, you would drink, she would drink, etc.) Present Subjunctive of Beber que yo beba, que tà º bebas, que usted/à ©l/ella beba, que nosotros/as bebamos, que vosotros/as bebis, que ustedes/ellos/ellas beban (that I drink, that you drink, that she drink, etc.) Imperfect Subjunctive of Beber que yo bebiera (bebiese), que tà º bebieras (bebieses), que usted/à ©l/ella bebiera (bebiese), que nosotros/as bebià ©ramos (bebià ©semos), que vosotros/as bebierais (bebieseis), que ustedes/ellos/ellas bebieran (that I drank, that you drank, that he drank, etc.) Imperative of Beber bebe (tà º), no bebas (tà º), beba (usted), bebamos (nosotros/as), bebed (vosotros/as), no bebis (vosotros/as), beban (ustedes) (drink, dont drink, drink, lets drink, etc.) Compound Tenses of Beber The perfect tenses are made by using the appropriate form of haber and the past participle, bebido. The progressive tenses use estar with the gerund, bebiendo. Sample Sentences Showing Conjugation of Beber and Other Regular -er Verbs Regular -er verbs used in these sentences include beber, comer (to eat), deber (to owe or be obligated) and vender (to sell). No piensan en quà © van a comer, quà © van a beber o quà © ropa se van a poner. (They dont think about what they are going to eat, what they are going to drink or what clothes they are going to put on. Infinitive. Although poner is also an -er  verb,  it is highly irregular.) Debes tener cuidado cuando cruces calles o entradas de estacionamientos. (You should be careful when you cross streets or parking-lot entrances. Present indicative.) Bebo demasiado cuando estoy nerviosa. (I drink too much when Im nervous. Present indicative.) Hemos vendido los dos coches a nuestros hijos. (We have sold the two cars to our children. Present perfect.) Los nià ±os han comido, pero no recuerdo quà ©. (The children have eaten, but I dont remember what. Present perfect.) Tengo miedo que estemos vendiendo nuestra alma al diablo. Im afraid were selling our soul to the devil. Gerund  used for the present progressive subjunctive.) Por primera vez los estadounidenses estn bebiendo ms agua que refrescos, muestra un estudio reciente. (For the first time, U.S. residents are drinking more water than soft drinks, a recent study shows. Gerund used for the present progressive indicative) Se comparà ³ la cantidad de agua que bebieron las ratas en la fase 1 contra la que bebieron en la fase 2. (The amount of water that the rats drank in the first phase was compared with what they drank in the second phase. Preterite.) Yo debà ­a mucho a aquella mujer. (I owed a lot to that woman. Imperfect.) Con 40 pesos comà ­amos todo el dà ­a. (With 40 pesos we ate all day. Imperfect.) Creo que comerà © sushi todos los dà ­as. (I think I will eat sushi every day. Future.) Maà ±ana venderemos todos estos secretos y nos haremos ricos. (Tomorrow we will sell all these secrets and make ourselves rich. Future.) Si produjà ©ramos a mayor escala venderà ­amos ms. (If we were to produce on a larger scale we would sell more. Conditional.) Le escribià ³ un curioso mensaje a la actriz: Me beberà ­a el agua de tu baà ±era. (He wrote a strange message to the actress: I would drink your bathtub water.) No soy sexista, pero no creo que las mujeres deban hablar de fà ºtbol americano. (Im not a sexist, but I dont think that women should talk about football. Present subjunctive.) Hay muchos trucos para que los nià ±s se coman las verduras. (There are many trucks for getting kids to eat their vegetables. Present subjunctive.) Se la dio a sus amigos para que bebieran. (She gave it to her friends for them to drink. Imperfect subjunctive.) Por seguridad, no bebas hasta perder la conciencia. (To be safe, dont drink until you lose consciousness. Imperative.)

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