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Forming regular gerunds in Spanish (-ing form)

Learn how to form the regular gerund in Spanish

In Spanish the gerund (the -ing verb form in English) is formed by taking the stem of the verb (e.g hablarhabl-) and adding one of these endings:

-ando (for -ar verbs) 

-iendo (for -er/-ir verbs)

For example:

Speaking

Hablar → habl- = hablando

Eating

Comer → com- = comiendo

Living

Vivir → viv- = viviendo

Here are some more examples:

Cantar. Cantando.To sing. Singing.

Bailar. Bailando.To dance. Dancing.

Beber. Bebiendo.To drink. Drinking.

Vender. Vendiendo.To sell. Selling.

Conducir. Conduciendo.To drive. Driving

Abrir. Abriendo.To open. Opening.

This is the rule that applies to regular gerunds in Spanish.

See also Forming irregular gerunds in Spanish (-ing form) .

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Vender. Vendiendo.To sell. Selling.
Conducir. Conduciendo.To drive. Driving
Abrir. Abriendo.To open. Opening.
Bailar. Bailando.To dance. Dancing.
Cantar. Cantando.To sing. Singing.
Beber. Bebiendo.To drink. Drinking.
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