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A video lesson from the Pre-Intermediate Spanish Practice Course which practices the 69 topics of the Pre-Intermediate Spanish Theory Course.

This is the 34th Spanish lesson in the Pre-Intermediate Spanish Practice Course. This is an interactive Spanish video where you have the opportunity to practice Spanish at pre-intermediate level with a native Spanish speaker.

In this interactive Spanish video lesson we will review how to use irregular Spanish gerunds (gerundios) with the Spanish Present Continuous El Presente Continuo. Gerunds are verbs ending in -ing in English and are verbs used with the Present Continuous tense to describe what you are doing in that moment. In Spanish there are clear rules for conjugating regular Spanish gerunds that finish in -ar, -er, or -ir and we looked at them in the previous video lesson in this course (Spanish verbs finishing in either -ando or -iendo). Now we will practice making and using the exceptions to the general rules – the irregular Spanish gerunds / gerundios.

Please try to watch the video first before looking at the lesson notes. Answers to all tasks involved in the lesson will be given at the end of the post. Try not to look at the answers until you have tried a good few times to give your own responses.

This lesson practices the information taught in Pre-Intermediate Spanish Lesson 34: Practice using the Spanish Present Continuous from my Pre-Intermediate Spanish Course.

Lesson notes:

Traduce los siguientes gerundios irregulares de español a inglés:

Translate the following irregular gerunds (gerunds are verbs ending in -ing) from Spanish to English:

1. Riendo
2. Leyendo
3. Trayendo
4. Diciendo
5. Durmiendo
6. Mintiendo
7. Yendo
8. Siguiendo

Ahora pon en gerundio los siguientes verbos:

Now turn the following irregular verbs into gerunds:

1. Oir
2. Preferir
3. Morir
4. Poder
5. Reir
6. Leer
7. Servir
8. Destruir



1. Laughing
2. Reading
3. Bringing
4. Saying
5. Sleeping
6. Lying
7. Going
8. Following

1. Oyendo
2. Prefiriendo
3. Muriendo
4. Pudiendo
5. Riendo
6. Leyendo
7. Sirviendo
8. Destruyendo

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