My university course has taken a turn for the worse.

I was doing really well until we got into all the verbs and now its becomming a nightmare.

I read them, write them down, try and speak them but I just cant remember all the different variations. i.e Tener, tengo, tiene, tienes, etc etc. I am now finding this really hard and there are about a million to learn for each word.

Any advice before I jump off a bridge?
Don`t panic Gee, learning a foreign language is not an easy matter
and also not a matter of a few weeks, I told you
that already at the beginning of your enthusiastic start.Emotion: stick out tongue
Of course you also are able to learn Spanish, even including the verbs
( you really don`t need to know them all).
My advice is: keep at the basic as long as it is necessary and make thát strong,
from here you slowly build on, and on, word by word. You will see that in some time,
definitely within one year, you see the light en become aware of the system.
Try it, you can do it!!
When you still jump please may I have your bike? Emotion: embarrassed
Good luck! Or "en la lengua española": ¡buen éxito! [Y]
Muchas gracias Wikke,

Do not worry, I will not be giving up at all. I am just finding it harder now but that is the challenge. I know I will get there but this is my first language learning experience and I didint realise how different the verbs are.

I have just giving myself a major lesson on Stems, infinatives, conjugations, simple, complex, regular and irregular and so on.

It is starting to make some sense now. Although when using a verb like "hablar" you have hablas, habla, habláis and hablan that all mean "you speak" dependng on their subject pronoun.

How can I work out which one is "you" plural "you" singular and what the other 2 are?
Hey Gee. Take a look at SPALEON verb conjugation trainer. It might help you out remembering the mos common verbs
Gee,

I have the most beautiful site for you for learning Verb Conjugation;
http://www.spaanseles.be/vervoegen1ww.php
although it is in again another language, but that cannot be a problem here:
try it out. You can choose your time-conjugation, begin at "indicativo presente"


Vervoegen = random
Vervoegen 1ww = one verb / all persons
Opnieuw = try again
Controle = control what is correct (you see apear "juist")
Zichtbaar = you see the answer
Alleen onregelmatige = just irregular verbs, choose "no" for now.
Soort = you want -AR -ER or -IR verbs, or all mixed.


I don`t say this is the better way of learning the verbs, but I use it pleasantly
and learn a lot of it, hardly making mistakes. Emotion: big smile


Saludos
(hi Syl!!)
Acá uno aprende la conjugación de los verbos en varios años en la escuela primaria. Luego en 3 años más de la escuela secundaria se aprenden los tiempos más difíciles. A eso le agregamos el usarlos a diario. Así que es difícil saberlos sólo con intentar memorizarlos. Hay que practicar años y bastante todos los días.
Hey Gee! Emotion: smile

Spanish verbs are indeed difficult but don't give up! Some time ago I took some verbs and conjugated them, you can see them [url=http://forodeespanol.com/Archive/ConjugacionVerbosVerbConjugation/Forum748.htm ]HERE[/url]

I suppose you're starting with regular verbs so, those verbs will help you a lot. (If you look at them, all conjugations are same depending on their ending "-ar, -er, -ir".

If you have any kind of questions, doubts, we will be glad to solve them for you or help you understand them Emotion: smile
By the way, don't get scared with those verbs.

If you've just started, you should click on "indicative" Emotion: smile (Once you've learnt the indicative form, you'll find the subjuntive form much easier)

I don't think you should learn them by heart, when I was little I remember learning them with sentences and it soon became "logic". If you try to learn those verbs by heart, you might get confused, the best advice I can give you is to find the logic (I'm telling this to you as someone who learnt the verbs conjugation with 8 or 9 years and still remembers them)
Check out http://spanish.verbconjugation.net Irregular conjugations are highlighted in red.