Continuous tenses Practice exercises
Continuous tenses are formed using the appropriate part of verb estar plus the gerund/present participle.
These tenses are used where the ongoing nature of the action is being emphasised.
|estoy hablando||I am speaking||estoy comiendo||I am eating|
|estás hablando||you are speaking||estás comiendo||you are eating|
|está hablando||he/she/it is speaking||está comiendo||he/she/it is eating|
|estamos hablando||we are speaking||estamos comiendo||we are eating|
|estáis hablando||you (all) are speaking||estáis comiendo||you (all) are eating|
|están hablando||they are speaking||están comiendo||they are eating|
|estaba hablando||I was speaking||estaba comiendo||I was eating|
|estabas hablando||you were speaking||estabas comiendo||you were eating|
|estaba hablando||he/she/it was speaking||estaba comiendo||he/she/it was eating|
|estábamos hablando||we were speaking||estábamos comiendo||we were eating|
|estabais hablando||you (all) were speaking||estabais comiendo||you (all) were eating|
|estaban hablando||they were speaking||estaban comiendo||they were eating|