This is the twenty-seventh lesson in our beginner level Spanish course and we will look at the Spanish Verb Ir To Go.
We will learn some brand new vocabulary related to transport and practice using it with the Spanish Verb Ir To Go. Ir is a very commonly used Spanish verb and therefore an important one to practice early on in your studies.
Other fundamental Spanish verbs we have seen earlier in this course include Ser (To be), Estar (To be), Tener (To have), and Querer (To want). We have also learned how to conjugate (change the ending) of all Regular Spanish verbs in Present Tense. Ir (To go) does not follow the same pattern as the regular verbs. It is an irregular Spanish verb like Ser, Estar, Tener, and Querer.
How to conjugate the Spanish Verb Ir To Go for all persons in present tense:
(Yo) Voy: I go
(Tú) Vas: You go
(Él/Ella) Va: He/She goes
(Nosotros/as) Vamos: We go
(Vosotros/as) Vais: You go
(Ellos/as) Van: They go
Let’s see now some example sentences using Ir (To go):
The Spanish preposition A (To) is often used with Ir (To go) . In the following example sentences you will see it being used with Ir (To go) and Dónde (Where).
¿Adónde vas normalmente de vacaciones?: Where do you usually go on holiday?
Normalmente voy a Almería: I usually go to Almeria
¿Vas mucho a la playa?: Do you go to the beach a lot
Sí, voy a la playa todos los días: Yes, I go to the beach every day
¿Vas a Almería con tu familia?: Do you go to Almeria with your family?
Voy con mi mujer. Mi hija tiene veinte años y va de vacaciones con sus amigas: I go with my wife. My daughter is 20 years old and goes on holiday with her friends.
Next let’s see some new transport vocabulary that we can use with Ir (To go):
El tren: train
El avión: plane
El barco: ship
La bicicleta: bicycle
El coche: car
El autobús: bus
El metro: underground
El tranvía: tram
La motocicleta: motorbike
The Spanish preposition En (By/In) is often used with Transport and Ir (To go). In the following example sentences you will see it being used with Ir (To go) and Como (How).
¿Cómo vais a Almería? How do you go to Almeria?
Normalmente vamos en coche, pero a veces vamos en tren: Usually we go by car, but sometimes we go by train
¿Cuando no vais de vacaciones a Almería adónde vais? When you don’t go on holiday to Almeria where do you go?
A veces vamos a Inglaterra. Tenemos amigos en Inglaterra: Sometimes we go to England. We have friends in England
¿Cómo vais a Inglaterra? ¿En avión?: How do you go to England? By aeroplane?
No, vamos en barco: No, we go by ship
That’s all for this lesson about the Spanish Verb Ir To Go. As always, we recommend writing your own practice sentences using the new transport vocabulary you have learned here and the verb Ir (To go). In our next lesson we will practice more with transport.