We've learned about irregular verbs. Now its time to learn
about regular lst conjugation verbs. Just as nouns have
declensions, verbs have conjugations to organize them.
When we went over the irregular sum esse verb, we
discussed 1st, 2nd, and 3rd person. The endings for a verb
also depend upon person and number.
Endings Here are the endings for lst conjugation
The verb "voco vocare" means "to call." We always write a
verb with the 1st present participle ("voco") and the 1st
present infinitive ("vocare").
So, "voco" translates specifically to "I call" and "vocare"
translates to "to call" (because it is an infinitive).
To get the stem that we add the endings to, we go to the
1st present inﬁnitive and take off the "-re."
That leaves us with "voca"
Then you can add endings. For 1st present singular, the -a
is replaced with -o. But all endingsjust add to the "voca"
3rd vocat vocant
amo amare love
cura curare take care of
habito habitare live, dwell
laudo Iaudare praise