Spanish/Present Participle

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Verbs


Running, jumping, skiing, thinking, talking, ...

Corriendo, brincando, esquiando, pensando, hablando ...

The present participle is formed by taking off the last two letters of a Spanish verb (-ar, -er, or -ir) and replacing it with -ando (-ar verbs) or -iendo (-er and -ir verbs).

Estar > estando
Comer > comiendo
Ser > siendo
Contar > contando

The slightly irregular ir > yendo