Forming the gerundio: ir (to go); leer (to read); oír (to hear); caer (to fall); and construir (to build)

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Forming the gerundio: ir (to go); leer (to read); oír (to hear); caer (to fall); and construir (to build)

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

El pájaro está volando (volar volando)

The bird is flying (volar volando)

Rodrigo está viendo la tele (ver viendo)

Rodrigo is watching TV (ver viendo)

Some verbs are constructed with the gerund of the verb ir (to go): yendo. These are the main ones:

  • ir (to go) yendo (going)

Nacho está yendo a su habitación.

Nacho's going to his room.

  • leer (to read) leyendo (reading)

Ana ha estado leyendo sus mensajes.

Anna's been reading her messages.

  • oír (to hear) oyendo (hearing)

Teo no está oyendo mis consejos.

Teo's not listening to my advice.

  • caer (to fall) cayendo (falling)

Están cayendo gatos del tejado.

Cats are falling off the roof. 

  • construir (to build) construyendo (building)

Estoy construyendo mi nueva casa.

I'm building my new house. 


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