"Yo me mantengo en forma haciendo varios ejercicios..."
"A mí me gusta mucho hacer ejercicio..."
México, Delicias, Chihuahua
"Este, bueno, lo que yo procuro hacer es levantarme..."
"Generalmente, cuando las personas me preguntan qué hago..."
"Bueno cuando la universidad y el tiempo me lo permiten..."
"Bueno antes que nada, yo no soy una gran deportista..."
Like English, Spanish has the compound verb form called the present perfect. It is made up of two parts: the auxiliary verb haber in its present indicative form, conjugated according to the subject and a past participle. The present indicative form of haber is conjugated in the following manner:
The past participle is formed by adding the suffix -ado to -ar verbs and -ido to -er and -ir verbs. Here are some examples:-ar verbs:
Many verbs have irregular past participles. Here are some of the most common ones:-er and -ir verbs
The present perfect tense refers to a completed action and generally does not specify the details of that action. For example:
We don't know exactly when this person swam in the Golf of Mexico we only know that he or she has done it at some point in the past. Generally, when the specific details of a past event are mentioned the preterite is used. For example:
However it should be noted that in Spain and Bolivia the present perfect is often used interchangeably with the preterite.
A common use of the present perfect is when one is expressing the idea of having done something within a period of time that has not yet finished. For example:
One difference regarding the use of the present perfect is that, unlike in English, no words can come between the auxiliary (haber) and the past participle in Spanish. For example: