Lesson 12 – The Spanish Irregular Verb Ir- To Go

It’s time to start learning one of the most useful Spanish verbs – the Spanish verb “Ir,” which means “to go.” You will find that being able to properly conjugate and use the verb Ir will help you learn Spanish very quickly, as this verb is used a lot! Ir is an irregular verb because the present tense conjugations do not follow the norm that you previously learned. M

Here is how to conjugate Ir in the present tense:

Yo voy (I go)
vas (you go)
Él/Ella/Usted va (he/she/you goes)
Nosotros vamos (we go)
Ellos/Ellas/Ustedes van (They/You all go)

Now, here is an important thing to know. Whenever you say that something or someone is “going to” a place, you have to add the Spanish preposition “a,” which means “to.”

Voy + a + place

Él va a su casa. (He goes to his house).
Nosotros vamos a Florida. (We’re going to Florida).

Now, “dónde” means “where.” However, when you ask the question of where someone or something is going, you use “adónde,” which means “to where.” As you can see it’s a combination of the “a” and “dónde.”

Ex. Adónde vas esta noche? (Where are you going tonight?).

Now here’s another great function of the verb Ir + a: to say someone or something is “going to do something.”

Voy + a + infinitive form of verb

Voy a estudiar. (I’m going to study).
Usted va a cocinar. (You’re going to cook).
To ask what someone or somthing is going to do, you say:

Qué vas a hacer? (What are you going to do?).