Forming the gerundio: decir (to say), reir (to laugh), seguir (to continue)

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Forming the gerundio: decir (to say), reir (to laugh), seguir (to continue)

Reminder: the regular gerundio is formed with the endings -ando or -iendo depending on the verb’s form in the infinitive.

Ana está nadando en la piscina (nadar nadando)

Ana is swimming in the pool (nadar nadando) 

Están corriendo por el campo (correr corriendo)

They're running around the fields (correr corriendo)

In the gerundio, verbs decir (to say), reír (to laugh) and seguir (to continue) drop the -e from the stem and it is replaced with an -i:

  • decir diciendo

Estaba diciendo que no me acuerdo.

I was saying I don't remember.

  • reír riendo

Estás riendo muy fuerte.

You're laughing really hard.

  • seguir siguiendo

Macías ha estado siguiendo a Ana.

Macías has been following Ana.


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