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Learning verbs with Jaimito… Spanish jokes about verbal tenses. Posted by on May 23, 2014 in Learning, Spanish Grammar

¡Hola a todos! ¿Conocéis a Jaimito? Es un niño muy famoso aquí en España, posiblemente el personaje más conocido de nuestros chistes. Jaimito es un chiquillo pequeño y bastante travieso que siempre está planteando preguntas embarazosas, o haciendo trastadas.

Siendo un niño pequeño, tiene que ir al cole e intentar aprender cómo conjugar los verbos. Veamos qué tal se le dan los verbos españoles…


Los niños están aprendiendo a conjugar los verbos, así que la profesora pregunta a Jaimito:
– Jaimito, dime el presente simple del verbo nadar.
Y Jaimito dice gritando:
Así que la profesora le dice:
-Jaimito, ¡más bajito por favor!
Y el chico continúa:
– Yo buceo, tú buceas…

Al día siguiente, para comprobar si los ha repasado, la profe le pregunta:
– Jaimito, ¿podrías decirme el verbo andar en presente, por favor?
-Yoooo …. aaaaando ….. , tuuuu aaaaandas ….. , eeeel aaaaanda , …..
La profesora, desesperada por la lentitud, le dice:
-¡¡Más rápido Jaimito!!
-Yo corro, tu corres, el corre,…

– ¡No, no, no! Vamos a probar con uno diferente: verbo comer en presente Jaimito.
– Yo como, Tú comes, Él come, Nosotros comemos, Vosotros coméis… ¡Ellos pagan!

Hablando del pasado y el futuro:

Jaimito está en la escuela cuando la profesora le pregunta:
– Jaimito, dime el futuro del verbo bostezar.
– Dormiré.

Desanimada, le da otra oportunidad:
– Vale, vamos a probar esto. Si digo “fui rica” estoy usando el pasado. Si digo “soy hermosa”, ¿qué es Jaimito?
– ¡Exceso de imaginación, señorita!

Hi all! Do you know Jaimito? He is a very famous kid here in Spain, probably the most renowned character of our jokes. Jaimito is a small and quite naughty boy who is always asking embarrassing questions, and doing mischief.

Being a boy, he has to go to school and try to learn how to conjugate verbs. Let’s see how Spanish verbs work for him…


The children are learning how to conjugate verbs, so the teacher asks Jaimito:
– Jaimito, tell me the present simple of swim.
Jaimito answers almost shouting:
So the teacher tells him:
– Jaimito, lower please!
And the boy continues:
– I dive, you dive, he dives…

Next day, just to check if he has reviewed them, the teacher asks him:
– Jaimito, can you please tell me the verb to walk in present tense?
– I waaaalk….. yooouuuu waaaaallllkkk…… heeee waaaaaaaaallllkkssss….
His teacher, desperate by his sluggishness, tells him:
– ¡¡Quicker Jaimito!!
– I run, you run, he runs….

– No, no, no! Let’s try a different one: verb to eat in present simple Jaimito.
– I eat, You eat, He eats, She eats, It eats, We eat, You eat… ¡They pay!

Talking about the past and the future:

Jaimito is at school when the teacher asks him:
-Jaimito, tell me the future of the verb to yawn.
– I’ll sleep.

Frustrated, she gives him one more chance:
– Ok, let’s try this. If I say “I was rich” I’m using past tense. If I say “I’m beautiful”… what is it Jaimito?
-Excess of imagination, teacher!

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Hi all! I’m Magda, a Spanish native speaker writing the culture posts in the Transparent Language Spanish blog. I have a Bachelor’s in English Philology and a Master’s in Linguistics and Literature from the University of Granada, in Spain. I have also completed a Postgraduate Certificate in Education, and then worked as an English teacher in several schools and academies for several years. Last year was my first at university level. In addition, I work as a private tutor, teaching English and Spanish as a foreign language to students and adults. In my free time, I’m an avid reader and writer, editing and collaborating in several literary blogs. I have published my first poetry book recently. And last but not least, I love photography!