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In this Spanish lesson we are going to learn “el verbo ir” – the verb “to go” in Spanish (I go, you go, he/she/it goes, we go, you go, they go). You will conjugate this verb like you conjugated other Spanish verbs we have already seen, such as “el verbo tener” – the verb “to have” in Spanish, changing the verb according to the person: yo, tú, usted, él, ella, nosotros, vosotros, ustedes and ellos. This Spanish verb, however, changes quite significantly from “Ir” to voy, vas, va, vamos, váis and van. These conjugations seem completely different to the infinitive/base form of the verb and this is not unusual with Spanish verbs. Don’t get put off by this, however, as with all important Spanish verbs we use them so much that we cannot help but remember them eventually. “El verbo Ir” is a really common verb that you will hear a lot and will find yourself remembering all of its combinations in no time at all.

Lesson notes:

Ir: to go
(yo) voy: I go
(tú) vas: you go
(usted) va: you go (formal)
(él/ella) va: he/she goes
(nosotros) vamos: we go
(vosotros) váis: you (group) go
(ustedes) van: you (group) go
(formal)(ellos) van: they go
Voy a: I go to
Voy a Madrid: I go to Madrid / I am going to Madrid
¿Vas a Madrid?: Do you go to Madrid? / Are you going to Madrid?
No voy a Madrid: I don´t go to Madrid / I am not going to Madrid
¿Dónde?: where
¿Adónde?: where to
¿A dónde vas?: Where do you go to? / Where are you going to?

Activity:

Translate the following…

Where are you (group) going to?
We go to Barcelona.
Ana and Miguel go to Santander.
Cristina and I go to Tenerife.
I am not going to Granada.

Here are the answers to the last activity:

Dependiente: Hola, ¿qué quiere?
Cliente: quiero devolver estos pantalones.
Dependiente: Muy bien. ¿algo más?
Cliente: Sí ¿Tiene estos pantalones en otro color?
Dependiente: No, lo siento.
Cliente: Vale, pues quiero esta chaqueta verde en la talla grande.
Dependiente: Muy bien.
Cliente: ¿Cuánto es?
Dependiente: (15,90)€ Son quince euros con noventa
Cliente: Muy bien. ¡Es muy barata!

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