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18 January 2018
Present tense v. presente progresivo
One of my Spanish grammar books says that the present tense in Spanish can be translated both by the present simple and the present progressive in English. So, for example, they said ella canta could translate both as "she sings" and "she is singing." My question is what is the difference between translating the present tense that way, and using el presente progresivo. Are the meanings different? When do I use one or the other in Spanish if I want to talk about an ongoing action? Thanks for any guidance.
This question relates to:Spanish lesson "Forming El Presente Progresivo with estar + gerund (present progressive)"
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