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Chapter 8: Ser and Estar; Gerund and Passive voice

  8.12 Formation of gerundio

  As always, there is a difference depending on the ending of the infinitive verb
has the verb -ar as ending the gerundio is formed with stem
has the verb -ir as ending the gerundio is formed with stem
has the verb -er as ending the gerundio is formed with stem
+ ando
+ iendo
+ iendo

verb
  tomar
  hablar
  trabajar
  esperar
  comer
  coger
  mover
  perder
  recibir
  salir
  insistir
translation
  to take
  to speak
  to work
  to wait
  to eat
  to take
  to move
  to lose
  to receive
  to leave
  to insist
stem
  tom-
  habl-
  trabaj-
  esper-
  com-
  cog-
  mov-
  perd-
  recib-
  sal-
  insist-
ending
  ando
  ando
  ando
  ando
  iendo
  iendo
  iendo
  iendo
  iendo
  iendo
  iendo
gerundio
  tomando
  hablando
  trabajando
  esperando
  comiendo
  cogiendo
  moviendo
  perdiendo
  recibiendo
  saliendo
  insistiendo
pronunciation
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

  Again there are some irregular verbs
verb
  caer
  creer
  oir
  ser
  venir
  poder
translation
  to fall
  to believe
  to hear
  to be
  to come
  to can
stem
  ca-
  cre-
  o-
  s-
  vin-
  pud-
ending
  yendo
  yendo
  yendo
  iendo
  iendo
  iendo
gerundio
  cayendo
  creyendo
  oyendo
  siendo
  viniendo
  pudiendo
pronunciation
 
 
 
 
 
 

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