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these are not gerunds

AlisonC1Kwiziq community member

these are not gerunds

Gerunds are nouns formed from verbs.  The "ing" words you are translating here are called present participles.  Gerunds & present participles have the same form in English, but they are different in Spanish.  Eg. I like dancing=me gusta bailar. I am dancing= Estoy bailando. 

Asked 2 years ago
InmaKwiziq team memberCorrect answer

Hola Alison

We've changed the title of this list and added "present participle". You're right. However, bear in mind that in Spanish we call all -ando and -iendo forms "gerundios" - we don't use the term "presente participio" even if its function is that of that English present participle. 

I hope it helps.

Saludos

Inma

Ioana CristinaA1Kwiziq community member

True! @Alison

these are not gerunds

Gerunds are nouns formed from verbs.  The "ing" words you are translating here are called present participles.  Gerunds & present participles have the same form in English, but they are different in Spanish.  Eg. I like dancing=me gusta bailar. I am dancing= Estoy bailando. 

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