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Learn adorar conjugation in Presente

adorar means: to adore, to worship
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In this conjugation lesson we will see how to conjugate the verb adorar in the Presente tense of the Indicativo mood. It means we will see step by step how to create and translate forms of each grammatical person.

This lesson is specifically about the adorar verb conjugation. For a general overview of all the Simple Tenses conjugation see the Simple Tenses Conjugation Chart.

You may also see this Video Presentation on how to conjugate verbs in Presente. It’s embedded below, but using the above link you may find additional information on conjugation in this tense as well as explanation of special cases and exceptions.

How to translate Presente to English

Notice that the English phrases provided below next to each conjugation are not direct translations from Spanish to English. They are usually the closest general equivalents. The example differences are:
  • In Spanish conjugation, there is the form usted in the third person singular. But this person does not translate to the English third person singular. It translates to the so called formal you and uses the inflected form which is most often represented as he/she/it in English conjugation charts.
  • Similar situation happens in the third person plural, where ustedes translates to the English plural formal you but uses the form which corresponds to the they form in English.
  • Tenses are used differently in Spanish and English, so the actual translation should always take into account the context and focus on translating the meaning, not just words.
  • In both languages each verb may have multiple meanings and not every meaning translates directly to the other language. Here also, the context and focusing on the particular meaning helps to create the most accurate translation.

The Spanish Presente de Indicativo tense translates to one of the following:
  • The English Present tense, for example:
    vosotras adoráis
    (feminine, plural) you adore
  • The English Present Progressive (also called Present Continuous) tense, for instance:
    ahora yo adoro
    I am adoring now

    Notice though, that the Spanish equivalent of the Present Progressive also exists and is in common use – that’s Presente Progresivo (also called Presente Continuo).

Note the timeline

The ability to accurately locate the intended position on the timeline is an important skill for the right choice of tenses. So note the timeline in our lessons and visualize it while listening, speaking, writing and reading. After a bit practice you’ll be capable of selecting the right tense to use much easier.timeline presente how to conjugate spanish verbs

Step by step instructions

Presente belongs to the simple tenses group, which means that all of the conjugated forms are one word long. There are also compound (compuesto) tenses in the Spanish language, where each conjugated form consists of two words.The verb adorar has regular conjugation in the Presente tense of the Indicativo mood. It means this verb simply follows the general rules for its group (-ar) without any exceptions.
The basis for this conjugation is the stem of the verb, so we need to start by splitting the infinitive into a stem and an ending. It’s really easy to do. Simply remove two letters from the end of the infinitive to get the ending — one of -ar, -er or -ir. What’s left is the stem. So for adorar:
  • the stem is: ador-
  • and the ending is: -ar
Use the stem ador- in each person as the basis for conjugations, the common prefix that each of the forms begins with.
Next, add to this regular stem the endings specific to each person. Analyze the image showing all six endings. Note both the colors and shapes of the letters. They are arranged to help you find patterns and make it easier to remember these endings.Each grammatical person has a specific ending in each of the three conjugation groups -ar, -er, -ir.
endings presente ar how to conjugate spanish verbs
Add the regular ending -o for the first person singular to create adoro:
  • yo adoro – I adore
And add the regular ending -as for the second person singular to create adoras:
  • tú adoras – you adore
And one more time add the regular ending -a for the third person singular to create adora:
  • él adora – he adores
  • ella adora – she adores
  • usted adora – (formal) you adore
Similarly add the regular ending -amos for the first person plural to create adoramos:
  • nosotros adoramos – we adore
  • nosotras adoramos – (feminine) we adore
Again add the regular ending -áis for the second person plural to create adoráis:
  • vosotros adoráis – (plural) you adore
  • vosotras adoráis – (feminine, plural) you adore
And add the regular ending -an for the third person plural to create adoran:
  • ellos adoran – they adore
  • ellas adoran – (feminine) they adore
  • ustedes adoran – (formal, plural) you adore

¡Ya está! The conjugation is now complete. Put together, the conjugation chart looks like this:

yoadoroI adore
adorasyou adore
él/ella/ustedadorahe/she/it adores
nosotros/nosotrasadoramoswe adore
vosotros/vosotrasadoráisyou adore
ellos/ellas/ustedesadoranthey adore
Click to see all conjugation charts of adorar in every tense

But do not end your session yet – it is very important to repeat and practice the material in order to remember it. Check below for examples and some links.

Example sentences

Ella odia las arañas, pero adora las serpientes.
She hates spiders, but she adores snakes.

Next Steps to Perfection

  • To practice this conjugation and test your skills try this Conjugation Exercise or the Memory Game
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  • For exercises and examples related to adorar visit our Exercise section
  • To see conjugation charts in all tenses for adorar visit the Conjugator
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