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9.5: The Verb Ir

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    El Verbo Ir

    The verb ir (to go) is irregular in the present tense.


    Table 9.3. The Verb Ir Conjugations with Singular Person.
    Person Spanish English
    1st person Yo voy I go
    2nd person Tú vas You go
    3rd person Él va He/it goes
      Ella va She/it goes
      Usted va You go (formal)


    Table 9.4. The Verb Ir Conjugations with Plural Person.
    Person Spanish English
    1st person Nosotros vamos We go
    2nd person Vosotros váis You go (formal or plural)
    3rd person Ellos van They go (masc.)
      Ellas van They go (fem.)
      Ustedes van You go

    To go somewhere

    To express that you are going somewhere in Spanish, you must use the correct form of the present tense of the verb ir and the preposition a:

    ir + a + place

    The preposition a must change form before a masculine definite article that accompanies the noun (place) as follows:

    • ir + al (a + el) + masculine, singular place

    Él va al café.

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    This section includes content derived from Introduction to French (2nd ed.), originally released under CC BY-NC-SA 4.0 and Liberté, originally released under CC BY-NC-SA.

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