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Learn correr conjugation in Presente step by step with detailed explanations

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correr means: to run

In this lesson we will learn how to conjugate the verb correr in the Presente tense of the Indicativo mood. It means we will see step by step how to create the following conjugation:


This lesson is specifically about the correr verb conjugation. For an overview of all the Simple Tenses conjugation check the Simple Tenses Conjugation Chart.

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

The objective of our lessons is to teach as much as possible the logic behind spelling corrections, exceptions and special cases. That way the amount of material which needs to be memorized will be minimized and the learning process will be much more effective. It means learning faster and with less effort.

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The ability to correctly locate the desired position on the timeline is a crucial skill for the right use of tenses. So note the timeline in our lessons and visualize it while speaking, listening, writing and reading. After a bit practice you will be able to select 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 its inflected forms are one word long. There are also compound (compuesto) tenses in the Spanish language, where each inflected form consists of two words.

The verb correr has a completely regular conjugation in the Presente tense of the Indicativo mood. It means that this verb simply follows the basic rules for its group (-er) without any exceptions, spelling corrections and the like.
Image of corr erThe basis for the conjugation in this tense is the stem of the verb, so we start by splitting the infinitive into a stem and an ending. It’s very 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 our verb:
  • the stem is: corr-
  • and the ending is: -er
Use the stem corr- in each subject as the basis for conjugation, the common prefix or root that each of the forms begins with.Image of corr-
endings presente er how to conjugate spanish verbsNext, add to this regular stem the endings specific to each person. See the image on the side showing all the six endings. Note both the colors and shapes of the letters. It should 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.
Add the regular ending -o for the first person singular to create corro:
  • yo corro
Image of -o
Image of -es And again add the regular ending -es for the second person singular to create corres:
  • tú corres
And as before add the regular ending -e for the third person singular to create corre:
  • él corre
  • ella corre
  • usted corre
Image of -e
Image of -emos And similarly add the regular ending -emos for the first person plural to create corremos:
  • nosotros corremos
  • nosotras corremos
Like in the previous case add the regular ending -éis for the second person plural to create corréis:
  • vosotros corréis
  • vosotras corréis
Image of -éis
Image of -en One more time add the regular ending -en for the third person plural to create corren:
  • ellos corren
  • ellas corren
  • ustedes corren

That’s it! The conjugation is now finished. But don’t end your session yet – it’s important to repeat and practice the material in order to remember it. Check below for suggestions.

Next Steps

  • To practice this conjugation and test your knowledge check this Conjugation Exercise or the Memory Game
  • To see other conjugation lessons for this verb choose another tense:  
  • For exercises and examples related to correr visit our Exercise section
  • To see conjugation charts in all tenses for correr visit the Conjugator
  • To explore other learning materials visit the Study section

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