Spanish: Present Indicative of "ir" and "dar" - Explanation
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This lesson explains uses of "ir" and "dar" i.e. "to go" and "to give". You'll have an instructor who will explain in detail with examples. (More text below video...)
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Small part of the explanation from video:
English: Let’s see two verbs that we use very frequently in Spanish: ‘to go’ and ‘to give’.
Spanish: Veamos dos verbos que usamos muy frecuentemente en español: ‘ir’ y ‘dar’.
English: Let’s start with the conjugation of the verb ‘to go’.
Spanish: Empecemos con la conjugación del verbo ‘ir’.
English: I go, you go, he, she, you goes, we go, you go, they, they, you go.
Spanish: Yo voy, tú vas, él, ella, usted va, nosotros vamos, vosotros vais, ellos, ellas, ustedes van.
English: Let’s see the next sentence:
Spanish: Veamos la siguiente frase:
English: “I go to my friend’s house”.
Spanish: “Voy a casa de mi amigo”.
English: It’s present tense, true? Well I can change the sentence to the future tense, simply by putting an expression of future tense:
Spanish: Es el tiempo presente, ¿verdad? Pues puedo cambiar la frase al tiempo futuro, simplemente poniendo una expresión de tiempo futuro:
English: “I am going to my friend’s house next Sunday”. It’s future.
Spanish: “Voy a casa de mi amigo el próximo domingo”. Es futuro.
English: Let’s see another example:
Spanish: Veamos otro ejemplo:
English: “Every day the kids go to play in the park”. It’s present.
Spanish: “Cada día los niños van a jugar en el parque”. Es presente.
English: “The kids are going to play in the park tomorrow”. It’s future, because we use the time expression ‘mañana’.
Spanish: “Los niños van a jugar en el parque mañana”. Es futuro, porque usamos la expresión de tiempo ‘mañana’.
English: Let’s see two more examples:
Spanish: Veamos dos ejemplos más:
English: “Julia goes to sun bathe in the beach in the summer”. It’s present.
Spanish: “Julia va a tomar el sol en la playa en verano.” Es presente.
English: “Julia is going to sun bathe in the beach next summer”. It’s future.
Spanish: “Julia va a tomar el sol en la playa el próximo verano”. Es futuro.
English: “I go to the library every week”. It’s present.
Spanish: “Voy a la biblioteca cada semana.” Es presente.
English: “I am going to the library tomorrow”. It’s future.
Spanish: “Voy a la biblioteca mañana”. Es futuro.
English: Well, now let’s see the verb ‘to give’
Spanish: Bien, ahora veamos el verbo ‘dar’
English: The verb ‘to give’ it’s conjugated this way in the present tense:
Spanish: El verbo ‘dar’ se conjuga así en el tiempo presente:
English: I give, you give, he, she, you gives, we give, you give, they, they, you give.
Spanish: Yo doy, tú das, él, ella, usted da, nosotros damos, vosotros dais, ellos, ellas, ustedes dan.
English: Do you notice the similarity in the conjugation of the verbs ‘to go’ and ‘to give’?
Spanish: ¿Notas la similitud en la conjugación de los verbos 'ir' y ‘dar’?
English: It’s the reason why we study them at the same time, so you can remember them more easily.
Spanish: Es la razón porque los estudiamos al mismo tiempo, para que puedas recordarlos más fácilmente.
English: Let’s see some examples with the verb 'to give':
Spanish: Veamos algunos ejemplos con el verbo ‘dar’:
English: “I give gifts to my friends on their birthday”.
Spanish: “Doy regalos a mis amigos en su cumpleaños”.
English: “The teacher gives classes every day”.
Spanish: “El profesor da clases cada día”.
English: “A lot of people give Money to the poor”.
Spanish: “Muchas personas dan dinero a los pobres”.
English: “You give a concert in the stadium”.
Spanish: “Das un concierto en el estadio”.
English: Very well, now let’s go to the practice section.
Spanish: Muy bien, ahora vamos a la sección de práctica.
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