Empezar is a Spanish irregular verb meaning to begin, to start. Empezar appears on the 100 Most Used Spanish Verbs Poster as the 27th most used irregular verb.
Empezar Conjugation: Present Tense
*Irregular forms in bold.
The participio of Empezar is empezado. The present perfect tense is formed by combining the auxiliary verb haber with the participio.
The gerundio of Empezar is empezando. The present continuous tense is formed by combining the auxiliary verb Estar with the gerundio.
Regular vs. Irregular Verbs
A verb is called a regular verb when its conjugation follows a typical pattern. A verb which does not follow these patterns exactly is called an irregular verb. In Spanish, the 3 regular patterns are for verbs ending in ar, er, and ir.
Spanish Conjugation Chart
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