ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel
  • »
  • Education and Science»
  • Foreign Languages

Spanish Lesson Thirteen: Ir + A + Inf.

Updated on January 27, 2013

Before You Read

Welcome back!

This week we're going to be on lesson thirteen. These lessons are designed for you to go at your own pace and be as fluent as you'd like. Now for those hardcore Spanish geeks like me, you'll hopefully be sticking around for the duration of these lessons (that currently have no end). If you're joining us for the first time, feel free to go back to the first lesson or any other previous lessons that you'd like. The link is provided below after the explanation of this week's lesson.

Last week we discussed Spanish Conjunctions and Telling Time.If you'd like to review that lesson, take a look at Lesson Twelve In this lesson, we will discuss Saying What You're Going To Do in the Spanish language and also Spanish Adverbs.

Previous Lessons

Today's Vocabulary

Today we are discussing Spanish Adverbs. They mirror that of English and can help us really give better detail in our sentences. These are words that you can definitely use in discussion. If you don't remember what an adverb in English is, I don't blame you. Sometimes it takes a reminder, check out this School House Rock Video.

Also, there will be a list of activities to correspond with Saying What You're Going To Do.

Leer: To Read

Bailar: To Dance

Mirar: To Watch

Jugar: To Play

Visitar: To visit

Saltar: To Jump

Correr: To Run

Trabajar: To Work

Hacer: To Do/ To Make

Comer: To Eat


Quite: Bastante

All The Time: Todas las veces

Sometimes: A veces

Never: Nunca/ Jamás

Now: Ahora

Then: Entonces

Soon: Pronto

Everywhere: En todas partes

Anywhere: Dondequiera

Nowhere: En ninguna parte

Note: There are many more Adverbs that can be added to this list, however these are the most common. We may revisit them in a later lesson.

Warm-Up

Take a look back at Lesson Seven and review the conjugation of the verb Ir which means "To Go" in Spanish. This verb is essential to discussing What You're Going To Do. Also be mindful that Ir sounds just like the word "ear" in Spanish. Chart For Ir---> Here

Spanish Adverbs

Spanish Adverbs are so useful in conversation. They can tell you exactly, how, when, why, and to what extent things have happened. Just like in English, these words can enhance your meaning of what you're trying to say. The list above are common adverbs that will help you explain. Below are some Essential adverbs that are important.

Tan means so. Estoy tan cansado. I am so tired.

Tanto/Tantos means so much/so many. Tengo tantos libros. I have so many books

Todavía means still. Todavía estoy triste. Still I am sad.


Also remember that when dealing with time, manner, compare, contrast, condition or reason, you'll need to use an adverb. You can also make your own adverbs by adding -mente to the end of an adjective in most cases. The adjective also becomes feminine when combined with -mente.

Completamente: Completely

Inmediamente: Immediately

Perfectamente: Perfectly


In some cases you can create an adverb by adding más to another adverb. This also works when dealing with adjectives and creating words like: Smarter, Easier, Harder, etc.

Más pronto: Sooner

Más tarde: Later

Rule: When two adverbs are modifying the same verb, only the second adverb takes on the -mente ending. (This is something I've learned for the first time today!!)


Leo rápido y perfectamente. I read quickly and perfectly.

Saying What You're Going To Do

Saying what you're going to do must be said by using a combination of words. The following is the formula for saying what you, someone, is going to do.

Ir + a + inf.

This formula means the conjugated verb Ir plus the word A plus an Infinitive Verb. So in order to create the phrase you must conjugate the verb Ir to reflect the subject, add the word A and then your infinitive to complete the thought. Here, take a look at this example:

Voy a visitar mi amigo.

This phrase has ir conjugated in the yo form, the word a, plus the infinitive to complete the thought. I added Mi amigo to the sentence (my friend) to complete the thought. You can also add corresponding adverbs to this sentence like más tarde (later), mañana (tomorrow), esta noche (tonight), or others. If you want to change the subject, go back and conjugate the verb ir to reflect so. Check your chart if you're having trouble remembering. Try to make compound sentences to help your fluency. You know how to express time, maybe you can add something to that. Take this phrase up for a gander.

Es la una. Voy a salir. That phrase means It's one o' clock. I am going to leave. It's got a weird feel to it, but it'll help you in the long run. Saying What You Should Do and What You Want To Do also require a set of rules that should be followed. Keep that in mind as we continue learning Spanish "A Little At A Time."

Here's one last sentence, combining everything you've learned so far. Try to come up with some on your own.

Para llegar a la una, tengo que salir a mediodía. Voy a comer ahora. In order to arrive at one, I have to leave at noon. I am going to eat now.

Note: I know it's complicated. Sometimes it's hard to remember all of this stuff. I suggest you do research on your own as well to remind yourself the meaning of these words. Also don't be afraid to ask me or seek the assistance of your nearest native/fluent speaker.

Homework

Your homework for today is watch the videos below that correspond with Lesson Eight: Ser Vs. Estar. I found these videos on youtube by senorbelles. He's really awesome and these videos will definitely help you understand the difference between Ser and Estar. Take a look!!

Also in the coming lessons we will be discussing a great deal more about grammar and how to say things such as:

  • What Should You Do?
  • What Do You Want To Be When You Grow Up?
  • What Do You Like And Dislike?
  • What Are You Doing?

Next week we will be discussing Food and Dining! Make sure you show up for that one! :)

Fine Note: Also, we've gone through all the common parts of speech. There are still several other things to go over, but they will have their own lessons. Starting next week your vocabulary will either match the theme of the week's lesson or have a variety of nouns, adjectives, and verbs.

Are The Lessons Helping You?

See results

Comments

    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment

    • CrazedNovelist profile image
      Author

      A.E. Williams 5 years ago from Hampton, GA

      I was going to include a chart for, Ir, but I made one in another lesson. I provided a link for it... oh... I apparently forgot to do that. It was supposed to be in the Warm-Up section. Thanks for pointing that out. I'm also happy that things are getting better. *Edit has been put in*

    • Lord De Cross profile image

      Joseph De Cross 5 years ago from New York

      Nice amigo. This is getting better. You can improve the hub's look by making use of charts for the verbs. Just check the quick tutorial. Muy bien Crazed!

    working

    This website uses cookies

    As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, hubpages.com uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

    For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at: "https://hubpages.com/privacy-policy#gdpr"

    Show Details
    Necessary
    HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
    LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
    Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
    AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
    Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
    CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the googleapis.com or gstatic.com domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
    Features
    Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
    Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
    Marketing
    Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
    Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
    Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
    Statistics
    Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
    ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)