Present Indicative Tense (Present Tense)

Singular Plural

Yo (I)                                                                                      Nosotros/ Nosotras) (We)

Tú (You)                                                                               Vosotros/ Vosotras (You)

Él, Ella, Usted (He, She,You)                                       Ellos, Ellas, Ustedes (They,You)

Sentences using subject pronouns with the verb HABLAR (To Speak) in the present indicative tense:

-Yo hablo español bien, which means, I speak Spanish well.

-Tú hablas español bien, which means, You speak Spanish well.

-Él/Ella/Usted habla español bien, which means, He/She/You speak Spanish well.

-Nosotros hablamos español bien, which means, We speak Spanish well.

-Vosotros habláis español bien, which means, You speak Spanish well.

-Ellos/Ellas/Ustedes hablan español bien, which means, They/You speak Spanish well.

Stem Changing Verbs

Irregular Verbs

There are other verbs that are only irregular when conjugated in the “first-person singular” in the present indicative tense such as:

Dar           =         Yo Doy

Salir           =          Yo Salgo

Traer         =          Yo Traigo

Ver             =          Yo Veo

Poner          =         Yo Pongo

Saber         =          Yo Sé

Hacer         =         Yo Hago

Note: The present indicative tense has several uses in Spanish, it expresses an action or situation presently occurring or that occurs often. It may also be used to express the immediate future or a time-specific future event.


1.Mi hermano mayor toca la guitar – My big brother plays the guitar. /My big brother does play the guitar. /My big brother is playing the guitar.

2.La fiesta termina a medianoche – The party ends at midnight. /The party will end at midnight. /The party is ending at midnight.

3.Hablamos mañana – We’ll talk tomorrow.

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