As you can see in this online activity, verbs can belong to three different categories, and it depends on their infinitive form: -ar, -er or -ir. These are the three conjugations in Spanish. If you know the infinitive form of a regular verb in Spanish, then you can conjugate it.
And what’s the difference between -ar, -er and -ir verbs?
Remember: we are still talking about regular verbs. Pay attention to the example and the differences between conjugations:
Persona 1ª conjugación (-AR) 2ª conjugación (-ER) 3ª conjugación (-IR)
Infinitivo Preguntar Responder Vivir
Yo Pregunto Respondo Vivo
Tú Preguntas Respondes Vives
Él/ella Pregunta Responde Vive
Nosotros Preguntamos Respondemos Vivimos
Vosotros Preguntáis Respondéis Vivís
Ellos Preguntan Responden Viven
As you can see, only the word ending changes with the conjugation. That’s why it’s important to know its infinitive form.
First of all, you have to know which conjugation a verb belongs to. So let’s practice conjugated verbs in Spanish with this puzzle.