The verb "ir" is irregular when it is conjugated. But you already know how to conjugate "estar," and this verb is just like that one.
In Spanish, "I go" is the same thing as saying "I am going."
I am going here
I go here Voy aquí
Here is an example of the "we" form of "to go" used in a phrase. Notice how both of these are said the same in Spanish.
When we put together phrases like "I am going" (voy) and "to go" (ir), then you can make useful sentences such as "I am going to go." However, when we make these types of sentences, the rule is you always have to place "a" before the infinitive verb even though "a" means "to" and "ir" means "to go." —In other words, it might seem like you are saying "to" twice, but this is how it is done in Spanish. This is one of those odd things we have to get used to.
All of this study can sound complicated, but here's an example for saying "I am going to go."
Voy (I am going) + a (to) + ir (to go.)
"Voy a ir."
When we say "I am going to the—," we say something like "Voy a la—." However, when we use the masculine version of the word "the" (el), we compress the two words together to form the term "al."
a + el = al
Voy al hotel. (I am going to the hotel.)
This quiz will assess your ability to conjugate the verb "to go" in Spanish. Good luck.
Last updated: 2017
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