El Presente Progresivo

Present Continuous (progressive)

El Presente Progresivo also known as El Presente Continuo

El Presente Progresivo describes a present action that is in progress at the moment of the discourse. In English this tense is called the present continuous (progressive).

This is how to form El Presente Progresivo:

estar [in the present tense] + gerund of second verb
Look at and listen to these examples: 

Yo estoy hablando con mi madre.
I am talking with my mother.

Tú estás corriendo la maratón.
You are running the marathon.

Ella está aprendiendo a cocinar.
She is learning how to cook.

Nosotros estamos cantando.
We are singing.

See also: Spanish Present Tenses and All Spanish Tenses

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