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This page: Learn how to conjugate -er verbs in present tense. Learn common regular -er verbs.


Present tense -er verbs

Grammar Lesson

Verb Forms

The verb aprender (to learn) has been conjugated in the table below as an example of a regular present tense -er verb. The -er at the end of the infinitive form of the verb is dropped and the ending (in red letters in the table) is added.

The verb aprender (to learn)
Subject pronouns Form of aprender English translation
yo aprendo I learn
aprendes you learn
usted, él, ella aprende you learn/he learns/she learns
nosotros, nosotras aprendemos we learn
vosotros, vosotras aprendéis you learn (used in Spain only)
ustedes, ellos, ellas aprenden you learn/they learn

Note: Remember that the subject pronoun doesn't necessarily have to be used in a sentence if it is clear who the subject is based on the context or verb form. For example, with the verb aprendo, it is obvious that the subject is yo so the subject is generally not used. The subject may still be used, however, for emphasis.

Common regular -er verbs

Here are some other common regular -er verbs. Click on the verbs in the table below to hear the pronunciation and repeat.

Common regular -er verbs
Verb Translation
► aprender to learn
► barrer to sweep
► beber to drink
► comer to eat
► comprender to understand
► correr to run
► coser to sew
► creer to believe
► esconder to hide
► leer to read
► prometer to promise
► responder to respond
► romper to break
► sorprender to surprise
► toser to cough
► vender to sell



Section 1
Select the correct translation.

1.   to drink      

2.   to learn      

3.   to run      

4.   to sweep      

5.   to understand      

6.   to read      

7.   to sew      

8.   to promise      

9.   to believe      

10.   to hide      

11.   to surprise      

12.   to respond      

13.   to sell      

14.   to break      

15.   to cough      

16.   to eat      



Section 2
Select the correct form of the verb for the subject.

1. Yo      

2. Ella      

3. Nosotros      

4. Tú      

5. Él      

6. Usted      

7. Ellos      

8. Ustedes      

9. Vosotros      



Section 3
Fill in the blank with the correct form of the verb for the subject.

1. Él (leer)      

2. Tú (prometer)      

3. Yo (responder)      

4. Santiago (romper)      

5. Valentina y yo (sorprender)      

6. Los estudiantes (toser)      

7. Ustedes (vender)      

8. Natalia (aprender)      

9. Ellos (barrer)      

10. Los maestros (beber)      



Section 4
Use the words below to write a present tense sentence. Put the verb in the correct tense. Don't forget to use correct capitalization, accents and punctuation, or the computer will mark it as incorrect.

  • Example:
  • Simón/aprender/en la escuela → Simón aprende en la escuela.

1. Alejandro/barrer/el piso        
    el piso = the floor

2. Ana y yo/comprender/el problema        

3. los estudiantes/leer/los libros        

4. los niños/comer/su almuerzo        
    su almuerzo = their lunch

5. Daniel/correr/rápido        
    rápido = fast

6. el amigo/responder/a los textos        

7. mi mamá y yo/coser/vestidos        

8. ellos/creer/en fantasmas        
    fantasmas = ghosts

9. su papá/vender/carros        
    carros = cars

10. los maestros/prometer/ayudar        


Find the Mistake

Find the mistake in the sentence and re-write it correctly in the space. Don't forget to use correct capitalization, accents and punctuation, or the computer will mark it as incorrect.

  • Example:
  • Ella son inteligente. → Ella es inteligente.

1. Los estudiantes no comprendes.        

2. Comermos el almuerzo.        

3. Lemos muchos libros.        

4. Los niños correr en el parque.        

5. ¿Qué come Marta y Rosa?        


More Practice

Write a sentence with each of the verbs from the table of -er verbs on a piece of paper. For more practice, try writing some negative sentences and/or questions with the verbs.



Write five sentences in the present tense with verbs that you learned on this page.

  • Examples:
  • Aprendo español en la escuela.
  • El profesor lee libros.

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